Honda could revolutionize the new Civic simply by installing a new series of engines. However, the basis of a new light and very rigid platform, the Japanese brand has created a family sedan that is barely recognizable with its predecessor. It is good for driving, refined and relatively inexpensive while retaining many practical details. It is not as well built as a VW Golf and a Vauxhall Astra is more rewarding behind the wheel – but the Civic’s 10th generation is now a credible rival for the best cars in its class.
2017 Honda Civic Review
In December, Honda has built its 100 millionth car. While the CR-V retained the best-selling SUV title in the world, 4.7 million models have rolled in production lines from different manufacturers in 2016, an astounding 620,000 Civic wore the badge.
Now in its 10th generation, the family car has come a long way since it was launched in 1972. Every incarnation of the Civic saw various region-specific variations come and go without any real cohesion between what they buy here and Lo Which is sold at dealerships throughout the United States or elsewhere.
With the latest version of the car, however, Honda has the resources for the joints to create a dedicated team for the first “global” Civic. A third of Honda’s research and development budget entered the new Civic, to create a car that the great project boss Mitsuru Kariya described as “solid, smooth and fun to use.”
Built in Swindon and tested throughout Europe, the new Honda Civic to create a new platform, new engines and new transmissions. There are many new technologies while the Japanese style body design pulls it in line with the latest HR-V brand and Jazz models.
With no diesel engine available since its launch, that’s 1.0 liter turbo gasoline that Honda heads rely on for most sales in the UK. The 1.5-liter gasoline is more powerful, but it is expected that only 30 percent of buyers will force additional payments for the monthly costs of PCP and fuel.
The 1.0-liter should attract both private buyers and company car drivers. The SE versions emit 110 g / km of CO2, but the upgrade to the larger wheels of the SR tested here and the skip numbers at 117 g / km. A Peugeot 308 PureTech 130 is more frugal, however, as it only emits 107g / km in the Allure high sale trim.
Along the way the new Civic is barely recognizable with its predecessor. The new multi-pin rear suspension system ensures good body control while comfort on the roughest roads due to the saloon an impressive long-distance cruiser.
The administration is constantly weighed and although it is not full of feeling, it is direct. The level of adhesion is decent, too; On our twisting route through the hills of Barcelona, the new Civic felt planted and controlled, unperturbed by more closed curves and uneven surfaces. The short shift adds a good level of participation, too, although a CVT is also available for those who need an automatic system.
The engine is a gem. With 127bhp being one of the most powerful three-cylinder offers of this class, it shows its value with an impressive clutch acceleration and refinement. Our car suffered more in terms of wind and road noise, however, with a remarkable rumble of its 17-inch wheels.
As the old car, the new Civic should be practical enough for young families. The trunk is 478 liters more than in the old car liter with a powerful hole under the ground. The total volume with the folded rear seats is a bit smaller, but should be enough for the occasional ride to the tip. In fact, the capabilities are almost identical to the current Volkswagen Golf.
The space in the back is good, although the inclined roof line means older adults can fight for the margin. There are bags of space for the knees, attention, to feel comfortable should not be too difficult. The cabin is full of practical details – from the slim package platform that folds sideways to save space, deep central hub clips and the cable tank in front of the gear lever.
This new suspension means that this 10th generation Civic loses seats innovative magic of the old car. However, research suggests that some customer owners have used the feature on a regular basis, and moving the fuel tank in the rear, Honda engineers have lowered the hip seat point earlier, giving the car more sportive and Which implies the driving position. While the Civic takes one hand, then it gives him another.
Standard kit levels are good; Our mid-range SR brings dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wiper blades and 17-inch wheels as standard. It also features an Apple connectivity and Android Auto screen and larger carplay. The information and entertainment system is still dragging its VW group rivals in terms of functionality and ease of use, but there are many features to entertain you.
There is an input range of the S model, but Honda calls a “certification period” – meanwhile, very few buyers worry about the adjustment of the base. SE cars get Bluetooth, LED daytime running lights and smaller 16-inch wheels. Interestingly, the faster 1.5 uses a different naming structure, with Sport, Sport Plus and Prestige. Our SR is more or less comparable with the Sport model, commanding a premium of £ 2,290 for the larger engine.
source : http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/honda/civic/98457/new-honda-civic-2017-review-pictures#3