The Honda Civic range has been pretty central to the company’s car manufacturing throughout the last half decade or so with regular new versions boasting improved specs being released to maintain its place. In terms of the Japanese car manufacturing market Honda is now primarily competing with Toyota to be the number one producer, and the Civic is up against Toyota’s Auris car in the mid-size hatchback field. So it is important to keep coming up with the specifications for it that will enable to it maintain pace with this and other comparable vehicles produced by rival manufacturers.
Honda gave a public debut to the latest Civic at the motor show in Frankfurt during September 2011 – before it hit the market – and a couple of major changes to the specifications, which covered all the different vehicles within the Civic range, were immediately apparent. Two innovative features developed in-house by Honda the Adaptive Cruise Control and the Collision Mitigation Braking System had been made a part of the honda civic range for the first time; having been features of other Honda vehicles for some time before. This version of the Civic also reaffirmed Honda’s belief in cutting the environmental impact of its vehicles – an area the company has committed itself to since it became the first major vehicle manufacturer to accept the terms of the Clean Air Act passed in America back in 1975 – as it includes the ECON option which is designed to improve the fuel efficiency of the engine.
When it comes to the engines, this version of the Civic offers a choice of 1.4 and 1.8 litre petrol engines, and a 2.2 litre diesel one, while also boasting a number of other impressive specs across the different versions. For instance, the EX GT model has heated seats in the front of the car, panoramic glass roof, rear parking sensors, alloy wheels, keyless vehicle entry and leather upholstery throughout the inside of the car.