Next spring, we'll be treated to a new generation Honda Civic, the 11th to arrive since 1973. With some 2.2 million units sold across the country since then, it's easy to see why this model has been the most popular from coast to coast for the past 22 years.
And its great story should continue, as the new model's debut is very promising. In fact, both what we saw during the presentation and what the company is announcing is positive on all levels.
Let's start with what we can see. In terms of design, this new Civic has a style that will stand the test of time. At the front, the signature has been streamlined and at the same time reinforced; the beast has character. In the back, the treatment of the taillights is superb, as is the trunk, which features a spoiler. From the side, the cabin moves rearward, as the line features a long hood and a short overhang at the rear. In concrete terms, this has been achieved, among other things, by moving the A-pillars to the rear. By the way, visibility is better from the inside, Honda promises.
The model shown has superb wheels, but it's important to emphasize that we're dealing with a concept here. The production model will be very similar, however, as its debut is scheduled for next spring, in five or six months. They will only be fine-tuning it.
Inside, the focus is on the driver, while the environment has been reduced to the bare minimum. Everything has been done with taste. The cockpit stands out with a nine-inch screen for the multimedia system, a horizontal strip that hides the air vents and a digital display instrument cluster, which will be a first for the model.
As for the powertrain, Honda is keeping the secret for now, but they say that what will be unveiled will be more efficient, both in terms of performance and fuel efficiency. Also, the chassis of the new Civic will be stiffer, which will certainly be interesting behind the wheel.
In addition, more safety, both active and passive, as well as an influx of new technologies are to be expected.
In short, the table is set, and it is with anticipation that the model is expected at the dealership. This sedan version will later be followed by the hatchback version, the Si variant, as well as the Type R, the model that delivers pure performance.