Honda’s interiors are usually up to par with what you see on the outside. From its budget offerings to its most luxurious models, Honda cabins have rarely ever felt lackluster. That’s why we’re expecting nothing less from the upcoming next-generation Civic.
The all-new Civic, however, will be a bit different from its predecessors. Honda says it will feature the brand’s new interior design philosophy: ‘simplicity and something.’ It aims to eliminate the complexity of design and advance the user experience through pleasing design elements, ultimately enhancing the overall driving experience. The philosophy also focuses on Honda’s classic ‘Man Maximum/Machine Minimum’ approach that prioritizes space for passengers over mechanical components.
“Simplicity in design requires not only a strong philosophy, but a discipline toward the user experience,” said Johnathan Norman, the creative lead for Honda Interior Design in the US. “We've heard from designers working for other brands who say they were inspired by the simple, human-centered design of old Hondas. Well, so are we!”
Meanwhile, the “and something” is the added character of the simple design that Honda says is meant to garner a “positive emotional response” from drivers and passengers alike.
According to Norman, ‘simplicity’ will be Honda’s design language, while ‘and something’ will be the personality and appeal unique to each model.
“We are pursuing this design language with the new Hondas we're designing in the studio now,” added Norman. “It’s our ‘simple’ approach to design with the ‘and something’ that will help differentiate each product and make your future Honda vehicles something you want to drive and are excited to use.”
Honda has also released a new video where it discusses the new design philosophy. If you want to learn more, you can click play on the clip below. Likewise, tell us what you think about the all-new Honda Civic—are you excited for tomorrow’s launch?