Less dramatic, better overall proportions: Honda releases more images of all-new Civic

It’s been a month now since the all-new 11th generation Honda Civic was launched and we’re pretty sure you’ve already seen how it looks like.

There have been mixed reviews on how it looks. It’s got cleaner lines and a more mature appearance but some have opined that it doesn’t look as exciting as the 10th generation model. With this latest batch of pictures, one thing’s for sure – it looks much more proportionate from the previous model.

For starters, the car is longer than before, with a longer wheelbase. Extra legroom aside, it seems to have made the exterior look more proportionate than the previous generation model.

With the previous generation model, the rear 3/4 section never looked quite right from certain angles, in our opinion.

As for height and width, the dimensions remain unchanged from before. The all-new Civic now comes with a sportier roofline and Honda says the A-pillars have been pushed back by nearly two inches.

That according to them, elongates the front bonnet for a more attractive silhouette. It’s hard to disagree.

As for what’s under the hood, the 1.5-litre turbocharged and 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine options remain. The latter makes 158 hp and 187 Nm while the turbocharged unit makes an extra 6 hp and 20 Nm from before, at 180 hp and 240 Nm.

Among the new creature comforts offered in the cabin are the new 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, new Body Stabilising Seats, wireless charging, and a 12-speaker BOSE sound system.

Safety wise, there’s a maximum of 10 airbags in the all-new Civic, along with the latest front airbag technology that cradles the head and holds it in place during an accident.

The Honda Sensing driver assistance now uses a new single-camera system, as opposed to the camera/radar combo than before. It provides a wider field of view, and along with new software, it’s able to identify pedestrians and cyclists, road signs and lines a lot quicker and more accurately.



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