Review Honda Civic 2016
This is not just a new small car, this convertible is manufactured or broken for Honda.
Having struggled since the global financial crisis – sales halved when vehicle development was halted – factories in Thailand were subsequently flooded due to the tropical.
Among the Top 10, Honda Phung is the largest sales decline apart from Holden and Ford.
So far this year, Honda is even among the top 10 sellers, given by Kia and Mercedes-Benz.
The new Civic comes with a big task ahead: bringing buyers back to Honda showrooms.
On the outside, it seems to have given it a nice photo.
We became beige and a bit boring, said Stephen Collins, owner of Honda Australia. We need to get Civic back to the top of the shopping list. We want this car to appeal to people who didn’t previously consider it a Honda.
Australian customers want more standard equipment in their cars.
The 10th-generation Civic is a brand-new car from tires and is manufactured at a new factory – a few hundred kilometers from the tropical flooding that has affected other Honda factories and the assembly line of a Other brand numbers.
Translation: Honda is hoping to have an uninterrupted supply of new models. The first boats of convertibles arrived in mid-June, hatching in early 2017.
Honda joined other brands by removing the basement for 20,000 models and introducing a higher starting price.
However, South Korea’s Hyundai and Kia couples are putting a lot of pressure on the rest of the market, which has been curbed by $ 19,990 for their small cars – including automatic transmissions and maintenance. five and seven years warranty, respectively.
Honda is not suitable for its premium price position; Most car companies try to test the market as soon as a car is launched because they can always cut prices later.
Collins may have introduced a cheaper version to sneak under $ 20,000 but Australian customers want more standard equipment in their cars, Collins said.
Therefore, the new Civic is fully loaded. Standard fares include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital speed display, rearview camera, 7-inch touchscreen, remote entry, six airbags, cruise control, spacious cabin and start-up Largest engine in the small car class (519 liters, even more than a Holden cargo).
While the basic models come with previous Civic’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder engines, the luxury versions have the new generation 1.5-liter turbo engine with a bit of oomph, bigger wheels. (from 16 inch to 17 seconds rim), leather upholstery and a sunroof.
The top of the range is a sky high of $ 33,590 plus on-road costs, so call it $ 36,0000 driving, close to Holden Commodore’s money.
Only the fleet of the fleet is automatically emergency braking, can brake if you do not pay attention at speeds below 30km.
While most other small cars do not have AEB, as is known, it is available on all Mazda3 models at prices.
Since AEB will soon be mandated, it is unusual that an all-new car like the Honda Civic will not get this as standard right from the start.
The same model can also automatically move along the stopped traffic flow, the first Honda in the world to do that and support lane keeping, wheel control if the camera senses you are wandering off. road lane.
Like other vehicles with this technology, it does not work in all conditions and the driver must maintain control at all times.
On the road
The new Honda Civic drives well but the initial sign is that it is not a revelation when it comes to small cars.
Both available petrol engines are playful and work smoothly with CVT auto.
But they are not particularly silent or noisy by the small car standards, instead, our first impression is that they are on par with the class reps.
Steering is sharp and accurate and comfort on bumps is above average.
The digital instrument display is a welcome and easy-to-read addition
Our favorite highlight for the new model: Honda’s solution, for the increasing disappearance of the audio volume dial, is a slotted button on the steering wheel that can click up or down – or swipe like phone for faster feedback. It operates a treat and other brands should be aware of.
Seat positions can be set low for driving enthusiasts and high for those who want a more graceful entrance and exit.
Has spacious door pockets and lots of cubes; The USB port for Apple CarPlay is hidden below the center console tray to avoid cables.
The rear seat room is sound, although there is a little headroom in touch compared to the old model. Visibility around is good despite the sleek window lines.
Out of the five variants tested, our litter option is the most affordable model, riding on ultra-quiet 16-inch Hankook tires.