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2017-11-29 06:00
The Honda civic HR-V.PHOTO:sourced

The Honda civic HR-V.PHOTO:sourced

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FOR many years, Honda has ranked number one for reliability in the world. and for too long Honda has been known as the “old people’s” cars.

Well, with the models Honda has been releasing onto the world market lately, they have taken Honda back up to being competition for the likes of the Germans.

The Honda Civic, Ballade, HR-V and CR-V all boast class leading comfort, features and quality.

The new Honda Civic is now available in South Africa bringing bold, dynamic styling with trend-setting levels of sophistication and high-tech features.

Over the course of the past nine generations, the Civic has continuously evolved to meet changing customer needs around the world.

It has consistently set the bar for fuel efficiency, driving performance, build quality and owner satisfaction. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Honda’s longest-running automotive nameplate is also its biggest-selling model globally, with more than 23 million Civics sold to date.

The new Honda Civic was realised on three main pillars, beginning with a charismatic design that offers tremendous depth of appeal supported by the car’s technology and performance. It is also soulful, delivering new levels of dynamic, sporty performance that remain true to its heritage, and that of the Honda brand. Finally, with the focus on comfort, Honda incorporated advanced equipment developed for an era that demands new levels of integration between people, smartphones and the vehicle, while increasing the Civic’s comfort, safety and quality standards.

Here are the features on the 1.8 model that make it stand out from its competitors.

In aiming for superior levels of design and comfort, the challenge for Honda engineers was to combine a sleek and aerodynamic exterior with D-segment levels of spaciousness and comfort. The newcomer’s striking styling carefully reflects a revolutionary silhouette for a four-door sedan, creating the overall impression of a sleek sports coupé. Special attention was paid to the detailed surfaces in order to fuse quality with sportiness. The result is a clean, sculpted body shape that emphasises the new Civic’s sporty character, reinforced by the lower and wider stance, along with a longer bonnet and short front overhang.

This gives the new Honda sedan a more aggressive, athletic and dynamic appearance, while also creating more interior room compared to the outgoing model. Overall, the wheelbase has been increased by 30 mm, and the total length by 109mm, while the height has been lowered by 20mm.

The reduced height and the more dynamic aesthetic appeal also translate into a lower centre of gravity for greater on-road stability, boosting cornering confidence and encouraging sporty, engaging driving.

The Honda Civic Sedan comes with a 5 year/200 000km warranty, as well as a 5 year/90 000km service plan. It pushes out an 4300 r/min and 104Kw, at 174Nm Torque. (Our 1.5T pushes out figures of 5500 r/min and 127Kw, at 220Nm Torque, and comes with way more features than our humble 1.8), and it has an impressive fuel consumption of only 6.3l/100km.

Honda has always been big on safety, and this Honda Civic Sedan 1.8, has a total of six air bags, brake assist, traction control, light sensor auto on/off and LED daytime running lights. - Supplied

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