Just like that, it has been 50 years since the Honda Civic hatchback was introduced to the world, and the brand has decided to celebrate the occasion by introducing the all-new Civic Hatchback Hybrid e:HEV.
Featuring Honda’s e:HEV powertrain technology as standard, the all-new Civic completes the brand’s mission to electrify all its mainstream models by the end of 2022.
Powering the new Civic Hatchback Hybrid is a new 72-cell lithium-ion battery and two compact, yet powerful electric motors that are paired with a newly developed 2.0-litre direct-injection Atkinson-cycle engine producing a maximum motor output of 181 hp and 315 Nm of torque.
Controlling the powertrain is a new and compact Power Control unit which now sits under the bonnet with the rest of the powertrain.
Meanwhile, sitting under the rear seats is the latest version of our Intelligent Power Unit and whilst smaller and lighter, it benefits from an increased energy density.
This system delivers a feeling of instant torque and powerful acceleration whilst still offering outstanding efficiency.
There will be Four driving modes – Eco, Normal, Sport and a new Individual mode, which allows separate control of the engine, transmission and cluster gauge display.
Central to the e:HEV system is the fixed gear transmission, which has been designed to minimise mechanical friction and is controlled by an intelligent power control unit, which optimises the vehicle to each driving situation. That being said, fuel consumption is rated at less than 5 l/100km.
The all-new Civic also features Honda’s expanded SENSING suite of advanced safety features and driver aids. A new 100-degree front wide-view camera and enhanced recognition technology improve the Civic’s capacity to identify pedestrians, road lines, boundaries, other vehicles including motorcycles and cyclists.
For the first time, the all-new Civic is equipped with sonar sensors – four at the front and four at the rear. In addition to improved Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keep Assist and i-ACC technology, Low Speed Braking Control, Blind Spot Information, Cross Traffic Monitor and Traffic Jam Assist are all new additions to the Civic’s comprehensive active safety offering.