Honda has just unveiled the 11th generation of the Honda Civic: the The Honda Civic is: HEV. With a less aggressive design than its predecessor, the five-seater in the C-segment will be marketed in the Elegant and Sport versions exclusively with a hybrid engine.
The Japanese firm has also unveiled a new concept: the SUV e:NY1a 100% electric model of segment B that will be marketed in 2023.
All European models are already electrified
Honda plans to introduce five new models by the end of 2023, including the new e:NY1 (which you can see in the image above). Little has been revealed of this B-SUV, beyond that “it will occupy a central place in the future range of Honda”.
Plans also include a plug-in hybrid CR-V, another hybrid SUV with e:HEV technology, and a Honda Civic Type R.
The eleventh generation of the Civic arrives more moderate than the previous one in terms of design.
It is thus committed to a more elegant yet sporty silhouette that has been achieved by lowering the hood line by 25 mm compared to the previous generation, while the glazed area has been increased.
Still no official measures, the Civic is longer than its previous generation and has a 35mm longer wheelbase. It also weighs 20% less.
Inside, there are new materials and a metal honeycomb vent system along the width of the dashboard. In the Advance version, the driver’s display now incorporates a 10.2-inch high-definition color LCD panel.
The size of the central touchscreen has been increased to nine inches and moved up to minimize eye movement for the driver.
The system is completed with wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto applications so that occupants can stay connected during journeys.
Up to 184 hp combined power
The e:HEV power train It features a new 72-cell lithium-ion battery and two compact electric motors, all coupled with a newly developed 2.0-litre direct injection Atkinson cycle engine.
In combination, the powertrain provides a maximum power of 135 kW (184 hp) and a torque of 315 Nm.
The new version of the combustion engine has several new elements within its architecture that promise a thermal efficiency of 41%.
In the security section, and within the Honda Sensing package, the new Civic incorporates a new 100-degree panoramic view front camera and improved recognition technology.
And as a great novelty, it is equipped with sonar sensors: four in the front and another four in the rear.
In addition to the enhanced Impact Mitigation and Prevention System, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention System, and i-ACC adaptive cruise control technology, all of which have been enhanced, the Civic now also features a Blind Spot Information System. , cross-traffic monitoring system and traffic jam assistance system.
In the absence of further official information, the Honda Civic e:HEV will be available in the European market and in Spain this fall.
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