Honda Civic-EU Version (2012)

CARBARN | Honda Civic-EU Version (2012) | Initial ideas for the new Civic Explored the realms of the car having a 'Lean Energetic' design. This translated into a design direction 'Clean-Dynamic' design concept. Initial sketches focused on Elegantly flowing designs taken from the 'blended body' airplane (a concept models designed by engineers at the University of Cambridge) and low resistance with no obvious borderlines swimwear Between bumper and fender surfaces with lines blending seamlessly into the body. To embody this concept, the new car is 20mm lower and 10mm Wider than the current model, with a styling That further highlights the sporty and futuristic elegance and an overall design full of practicality. Research led the designers to Consider how the new Honda Civic 5 door design Could have a sporty look That Could resemble the sporty characteristics Often found in 3 door cars. The new Civic's cab forward design is highlighted by a reduced amount of side glass relative to the surface of the side body in particular reducing the rear window glass area.

Contributing to the low and Planted look is the way in the which the body lines have been designed for the new Honda Civic. Typically the peak point of the side body lines run in parallel with the door handle however the new Civic's lower point is just coming about the middle height of the door panel. At the same time the upper part of the body side adopts a Relatively plain That design is made to contrast with the Sturdy looks lower part of the body side which, together with the side sills, serves to catch the light, emphasizing the look Planted solidly . The wheel arches have been designed to flow out more fluidly from the body surface to give the new Civic its distinctively clean and elegant look. The exterior design project leader is particularly proud of the seamless integration of all the surfaces, from the wheel arches to the body.

"Each single area of the exterior design is unique in Itself, but They are unified into one smooth form ..." (Noriyuki Ishii, Exterior Design Project Leader) The face resembles the Honda 'DNA' and features new high and low beam projector-type HID lights. An automatic high-beam support system is integrated, controlled by a CMOS camera fitted to the windscreen in the area of the driver rear view mirror. When looking at the car, the eye traces a flowing, elegant line the which extends from the front along the sleek low profile side underneath the windows. At the rear, a unique rear combination light has been optimized for maximum visual impact as well as aerodynamic efficiency. As in the current Civic, the rear features strong horizontal design elements identity the which enhance the car's wide stance and strong road presence. On the new car the rear lights are placed on a higher level to Ensure good visibility from Following cars.

The combination lamp has an aerodynamic function too, protruding at the optimal position to cut off body-side airflow. Three distinctive lines, sculpted into the sides of the rear lights, reduce drag by minimizing the amount of water turbulence at the rear of the car. Two new wheel designs are available - a 16-inch 'Sporty' design and a bold 17-inch 'Dynamic' option. The new Honda Civic's Safety Innovations include a cabin load distribution structure, a resin tailgate panel and a new aluminum bumper beam. The mirror surface is Wider than Those of the current model, enhancing rearward visibility for the driver. The bottom edge of the extra window is now lower, improving visibility for the driver when reversing. The current Honda Civic is known for its unique futuristic design interior exterior styling and sporty yet also with spacious and versatile interior.

Sources of inspiration CAME from the control panel layout from a jet fighter plane cockpit and a race car cockpit That enables natural and intuitive operation of all controls. The feeling of sitting in the driver's seat reflects a focused driver space with a comfortable feeling of relaxation and control. The feeling is of a car designed around the driver - the ultimate expression of Honda's "man maximum, machine minimum 'principle. This new functional cockpit has two control zones control the which separate the areas known as the Information Interface Driver Interface zone and the zone. For ease of use, these storage spaces have been carefully placed in the driver's natural line of movement.  A new driver's seat increases the feeling of connection with the car's water cell and features lumbar support and side That meaning the seat can be adjusted to comfortably support drivers of any size and shape. A compact water pump pressurises two cells in the lower seat back on demand, offering levels of adjustable lumbar support, while further water cells in the side bolsters of the seat base can be pressurized to improv lateral support and fit the seat to smaller, slimmer drivers . The driver displays retain Dual Link concept of the current Honda Civic - That's intuitive design places the most essential information Such as the digital speedometer at the top of the dashboard where the driver can consult it frequently without impeding concentration on the road ahead. Secondary information and controls are then placed below. The centerpiece is the 3-meter arrangement of tachometer, engine temperature gauge and fuel gauge. The Civic's Wider and lower exterior form contains the roomiest interior of any C-segment car. It has 1431mm of shoulder room Between the driver and front seat passenger and tandem distance of 795mm (Between the driver and rear passenger seat). The1.8 l engine can be paired with a specially designed 5-speed automatic transmission. The chief goal in the engine and transmission development was to maintain the high performance driving experience whilst improving the overall efficiency of the engine resulting in lower running costs.

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