Honda has finally revealed the all-new Civic specifically developed for the European market. It is scheduled to reach the continent's showrooms in early 2012.
Designed as a five-door hatchback, the all-new Civic retains the sporty and advanced elements of the car's character though its designers worked to give it a more elegant yet dynamic feel.
"Defining the correct proportions was the most important challenge for the design of the new Civic," said Mitsuru Kariya, development chief of the all-new Civic. "We enhanced the sporty aspect of the design while creating a clean, dynamic shape."
Kariya added that the Civic's designers drew their inspiration from, among other things, a 'blended wing body' airplane in which the fuselage and wings blend into a single body for superior aerodynamic performance, quietness and habitability.
The quality of the interior for the all-new Civic has also been improved without compromising the class leading utility space.
"The key target was to increase the feeling of quality," said Kariya. "We have changed our approach to match customer expectations and European standards. The new Civic has a high quality cabin, both in the way that it feels and the way that it looks. Offering class leading boot space and with the versatile seat combinations means that it is the most practical yet."