The sporty new Honda Civic design marks a step-change from the current divisive styling

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Next year, the Honda Civic is due for the significant update. The current car will replace a new car that is a sleeker and more stylish model.

The current version is high back, a lower roofline with the steep rear screen. The bonnet is much longer.

Diasuke Tsutamori – the Principal designer of Honda said that this prototype is already to mass production on a very close level. If you see the final car, you maybe think it is still the prototype.

The sporty new Honda Civic design marks a step-change from the current divisive styling
The sporty new Honda Civic design marks a step-change from the current divisive styling

This is considered as a stark departure from the current car that has been criticised for the divisive styling. You will see the large air intakes and short overhangs, all-new LED headlamps that give the front part of the car a fresh look. But the green foglights of this car don’t meet the current EU legislation.

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The sculpted line breaks by the rear door handle to emphasise the rear haunches that runs the length of the car.

Diasuke Tsutamori added that the current Honda Civic has two weak points. This is the rear visibility and the high stance from the rear view.

The two weak points were eliminated with the new designs. We have reduced the rear spoiler thickness and lowered it. So the customers don’t worry about the rear view.

The new 10th generation Honda Civic Type R under consideration

The dual are just to feature on the most powerful Honda Civic Type R versions while the C-shaped LED rear lights is marked out the car at night.

Diasuke Tsutamori said that the customers can take this car as a fact that this Civic hatchback has enough talent and material to make a Type R out of it.

It is taken the inspiration from the US-market Civic Coupe, adding a useful hatchback and a pair of doors at the rear.

Tsutamori said that our company needed to stand-out exterior design and create a striking that challenged the conventional European styling. And their result is sporty design and a marriage of distinctive, versatile practicality and rewarding driving dynamics.

The sporty new Honda Civic design marks a step-change from the current divisive styling
The sporty new Honda Civic design marks a step-change from the current divisive styling

Improved versatility and practicality for the new Honda Civic

The Honda has left out a few key components when this car is still a prototype. If you want to know inside, you need to wait a little – the Civic doesn’t have even seats and a dashboard. The Honda can’t answer the interior design, headroom or even quality, for the model’s doors were locked.

The new car will provide versatility and practicality on a par with closest rivals. It is 20mm lower, 130mm longer and 30mm wider than the current car.

The boss of Honda said that their company always noticed the practicality that is a key in their design.

The Honda confirmed the production car will become the first in range to feature the new 1.5 and 1.0L VTEC turbo engines with the heavily revised 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel although the show car is without engine either.

The sporty new Honda Civic design marks a step-change from the current divisive styling
The sporty new Honda Civic design marks a step-change from the current divisive styling

This Civic will be built at the manufacturing facility in UK. Especially, it invested about £215m in new processes and technology when the car will be produced later this year.

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