European Honda Civic previewed ahead of Frankfurt launch

The latest European-market Honda Civic has been previewed ahead of its launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

While we aren’t told much in the way of details, pictures show that the new car will have a somewhat similar shape, but with quite a number of crucial differences to set it apart. Honda says that nearly all of the body panels have been redesigned.

Honda also claim that the new car will have improved ride and handling, CO2 emissions, and interior quality, without compromising interior space. We’ll find out more soon as the car’s Frankfurt debut looms up ahead. For now, have a look at the pictures in the gallery below.

Press Release

12th September 2011

Exclusive Preview of the New Civic

The new Honda Civic will be launched tomorrow at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Honda has released the first exclusive photos of the new Civic. Designed and developed specifically for the European market, the new Civic will be offered as a five-door hatchback and will compete in the C-segment. It will reach European showrooms in early 2012.
The designers of the new Civic wanted to keep the sporty and advanced elements of the car’s character but tailor them to express the new model’s even more elegant yet dynamic feel. Sources of inspiration included a ‘blended wing body’ aeroplane * in which the fuselage and wings blend into a single body for superior aerodynamic performance, quietness and habitability.

Nearly all of the body components have been redesigned  on the new Civic with particular focus on ride and handling, reduced CO2 emissions, interior quality, while preserving the class-leading cabin and boot space and flexible practicality.

Find out more by watching the short film releases detailing the car’s development. The films are hosted on an interactive media player you can easily download films and images or even embed the whole player in your site.

Source: Honda

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