The eleventh generation Honda Civic will go on sale in Europe this fall. It comes in the form of a five-door hatchback with a hybrid powertrain.
We already know what the new Honda Civic looks like from last year’s hatchback. The automaker assures that the eleventh generation is more spacious than its predecessor, thanks to a wheelbase of 35 mm.
In Europe, the Civic will be available as a hybrid: the powertrain consists of a newly developed 2.0-liter direct-injection petrol engine running on the Atkinson cycle and two electric motors. The system is completed by a 72-cell lithium-ion battery.
Honda promises a combined power of 135 kW and a torque of 315 Nm.
The manufacturer also has a 41 percent thermal efficiency of the internal combustion engine, which it achieved using several new design elements. The primary driving force is provided by only two electric motors working together. The Hybrid Civic offers four driving modes (economy, normal, sport and single). Average consumption should reach less than 5 l / 100 km in combined mode.
The new generation also features a wider rear wheelbase, new low-friction ball joints, and redesigned front shock absorbers. And of course, the safety gear that Honda put in a package called Sensing. They include, for example, a 100-degree wide-angle front camera, improved technology to recognize pedestrians, road lines, sidewalks and other vehicles, including motorcyclists and cyclists. For the first time, he got to the sonar sensors – four in the front and four in the back.
In addition to an improved crash mitigation system, intelligent cruise control and lane keep assist, the Civic’s active safety suite now includes blind spot information, reversal tracking and traffic jam assistant.
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