WHO would’ve thought 40 years ago, the Honda Civic would’ve made such a big impact, now 40 years later, it’s still doing it. The 2016 Civic is ready to change the way you view the road. It has been re-imagined and redesigned inside and out. From its sporty, aggressive exterior to the luxurious, roomier interior, we thought about every detail. If fun is your middle name, the Civic now comes with two Earth Dreams™ 4-cylinder engines.Both the 1.5-litre turbocharged direct-injected 4-cylinder engine that produces 127kW power and 220Nm Torque or the 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 104kW power and 174Nm Torque, help make every drive a blast. Brawn aside, we’ve designed the new Civic to be more fuel-efficient and technologically advanced than ever. New available tech features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ help you stay connected,and a wireless charging pad keeps your compatible smartphone juiced. Plus, you’ll feel more aware of the road with available Honda Sensing™ technologies likeCollision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS®) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). With everything you get out of the Civic, it’s easy to understand why it’s become a favourite in the world. Turns out, looks can get you everywhere. Especially if you’re in a Civic. It’s been completely redesigned with an aggressive stance, a sportier look and sleek lines to make it look unlike any Civic before. Up front, its LED daytime running lights and available LED headlights give it a distinctive presence that helps let everyone know you’re coming. We’ve made it lower, longer and wider, so when you’re in it, you’ll sit pretty on its available fashionable 17” aluminum-alloy wheels. Plus available fog lights up front and mirror-integrated LED turn signal indicators help you stand out on the road. Be proud, confidence looks good on you. If you thought it looked good outside, wait until you get in. Available heated front and rear seats, plus available leather trimmed seating surfaces, make it look like a hot ride and extremely easy to warm up to. Plus, the driver’s seat with available 8-way power adjustment and the passenger’s seat with available 4-way power adjustment finds you the right position, while the available dualzone automatic climate control lets you and your passenger choose your own temperatures.Up front, the sleek designed available leather wrapped steering wheel with available steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls helps you handle some of your features like changing your tunes or cranking them up. You’ll notice that the Civic is now much bigger inside, but if you still need room, the available 60/40 split fold-down rear seat-back folds down to help you accommodate large or bulky items. The Civic looks aggressive, but it also has a softer side, thanks to premium soft touch materials that hug the interior. You’ll notice that the multi-functional centre console with sliding armrest is anything but average. It opens up to give you added convenience by storing small objects along for the ride. Whether you’re headed to a concert, on a road trip or simply running around town, you’ll like getting there as much as arriving.Don’t let the sporty styling fool you. The Civic brings the brains to back up its beauty. It’s loaded with tech features and completely down for wherever the road’s going to take you. Add a little transparency to your drive with the available Honda LaneWatch™ blind spot display. When you signal right, your Display Audio System is engineered to show your blind spot onscreen, from a camera mounted under the passengerside mirror. It shows you nearly four times more than a mirror alone.Your plans change in a second, which is why the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with bilingual Voice Recognition is at your beck and call. Aside from turn-by-turn directions, it also guides you with improved graphics, 3D landmark displays, highway signs, speed limit display, arrival time and lane guidance.Long gone are the days of having a friend direct you as you reverse. The multi-angle rearview camera helps you to keep a close watch on anything that might pass by behind you and lets you see from multiple angles. It gives you three views to choose from - wide, normal and top-down.Finally, a car that loves your smartphone as much as you do. Working with the available Display Audio System, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ display key content from your compatible smartphone on the built-in 7-inch Display Audio System. It’ll help you stay connected and add some more fun to your drive.In addition to displaying the vehicle speed and tachometer, the available 7-inch colour TFT centre meter display houses important vehicle information like engine oil life, trip range, warning messages and turbo booster meter (EX-T and Touring trim). It also displays your audio information and turn-by-turn directions when teamed up with available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System.™ Wireless charging.Keep your phone charged on the go. The available wireless charging pad charges your compatible smartphone without wires, cables or plugs. Simply drop it on the charging pad and, well, that’s it.Then adds a few more. We didn’t just completely change the Civic or improve its power and styling, we gave it a new perspective of the road. For the first time, the Civic comes with available Honda Sensing™ technologies. These safety and driver-assistive technologies are designed to help improve the driver’s situational awareness, and, in some cases, intervene to help avoid a collision or lessen its severity. When your vehicle drifts into a new lane when you haven’t signalled. At Honda, we strive to provide a high level of standard safety features to help ensurethe safety of occupants, other drivers and even pedestrians. This added peace of mind helps our drivers maintain the confidence to enjoy every road to the fullest. - Supplied.To be launched in PietermaritzburgFury Honda Pietermaritzburg, will be launching the new Honda Civic Sedan, on 25 August, at their dealership, 290 Boom Street at 5pm. You are hereby invited to come view this amazing vehicle. Be prepared to be amazed.