A good sport: Honda Cars

When Honda pulls the covers off a new Civic, it is always a big deal. Honda’s 11th generation Civic has been on sale since December and it’s a ‘good un’. The new car has a lower stance than before and sports a more mature-looking front and rear. The 18-inch alloys also look the business.

Inside there have been some major changes. There is a distinctly European feel to all the switchgear and details like the metal honeycomb mesh hiding the air vents and piano black accent make for some handsome surroundings.

There is more kit too, features like wireless charging, a new 7-inch LCD screen with digital analogue style gauges, Honda’s next generation 9-inch Display Audio System with built in Sat-Nav and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and for the first time in a Civic, a rather decent BOSE stereo system. Honda’s Sensing Suite safety system also makes a comeback, but this time, the lane departure assist works at any speed.

Open the taps on that 1.5L turbo four pot and it responds well. The power band is kept linear and when you flick up to Sport mode, you can have some fun too. If this new Civic Sport is anything to go by, then the upcoming Type R should be a real hoot.

Price: $47,000 plus ORC
Engine: 1.5L i-VTEC Turbocharged Four Cylinder
Transmission: 7-Speed CVT
Power: 131kW
Torque: 240Nm
Combined Fuel Consumption: 6.3L/100km
Wheelbase: 2733mm
Wheels: 18-inch Alloy
Weight: 1369kg
Boot Space: 404L


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