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2012 Honda Civic - Web Exclusive

Once the darling of the tuner crowd, the new Honda Civic features a distinctive g exterior design with a quality interior, but it’s hardly going to send teenagers running to the dealerships.

Greg Emmerson
Sep 13, 2011

The designers of the new Civic wanted to keep the sporty elements of the car’s character but tailor them to express the new model’s dynamic feel. “We have lowered the height by 20mm and increased the width by 10mm compared with the current car,” commented Mitsuru Kariya, Civic Development leader. “Defining the correct proportions was the most important challenge for the design of the new Civic,” said Kariya.

Sources of inspiration included a ‘blended wing body’ aeroplane, in which the fuselage and wings blend into a single body for superior aerodynamic performance. Apparently, the ‘blended body’ with reduced resistance would demonstrate a smarter image for the new Civic.

An example of this is the new rear combination light that works as a spoiler, managing air flow over the top and sides of the car.

The interior is focussed around the driver and creates a sporty ambience. “We wanted to create the feeling of a cockpit, like a racing car or an aero plane,” explained Yukio Emi, the Design Chief of the Civic Interior.

By Greg Emmerson
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