Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Honda will launch new Honda Civic for European Market

Honda will going to release their new Honda Civic hatchback for the European market next year 2012. The first thing you will notice about the 5-door Civic is of course its exterior styling. While Honda's designers kept the shape of the outgoing model intact, the devil is in the details, and whereas the previous Civic sported a futuristic styling with many creases and edges, its successor is frumpier with a lot more curves.

For the interior, the styling is very similar to the outgoing Civic 5d with a double layered dashboard combining both analogue and digital displays. However to me it is no longer a Honda like suspension where Honda will continue to use torsion beam for the rear suspension instead of using double wishbone and multi-link as what they used for the older Honda Civic.

There is still no news on what powertrain will be used but Honda previously disclosed that the 2012 Civic 5d will be offered with a revised 2.2-liter i-DTEC engine delivering 150HP, 10 more than the outgoing model's 2.2L CDTi unit. At the same time, CO2 emissions are down 29g/km to 110 g/km, 29 g/km.

There is still question here as will this model going to launch in Malaysia. Anyway hopefully Honda will launch their new Honda Civic for Malaysia. By the way, this European market Honda Civic front design looks quite similar to the Honda Insight.




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