Honda - Civic Concept
Original name: ホンダシビックコンセプト
- World premiere of next generation Civic Concept
- New standard for premium C-segment
- Emotional and sporty image
- Engines will include 2.2 i-CTDi plus petrol variants
- Built at Honda’s European manufacturing plant in Swindon, UK
The next generation Civic Concept is shown in the form of a 5-door hatchback. The sculpted design implies a more sporty nature to Honda’s best ever selling model. The 8th generation promises to deliver class exceeding performance as well as high fuel efficiency across all engines, which will take the model into “Premium” C-segment in Europe.
Honda believes that the next generation Civic will set new standards in the ever demanding C segment, particularly in the premium sector. Wider and lower than the current Civic, the next Civic will continue to be built in Honda’s European manufacturing plant in Swindon, UK. The award winning i-CTDi engine will be part of the Civic line-up and will be assembled at the UK factory. The expected output for the Civic i-CTDi is expected to be a class leading 140 PS with a maximum torque of 340 Nm. In addition to the new i-CTDi engine, there will also be petrol engine variants.
The concept car on display shows the intention of moving the new Civic into a more sporty, emotional and fun to drive direction. The new engines will provide class exceeding performance in all areas and it is a firm belief that the next generation will set new standards for the C-segment.
Civic is the best selling model that Honda has had globally. Over 16 million Civics have been produced and sold around the world for the past 33 years, which accounts for 30% of total Honda sales. Civic has frequently been the carrier for Honda introducing new technology for mass consumption, and the next generation will be no exception. Currently, Civics are produced in 11 countries and sold in approximately 160 countries.