Civic receives safety tech update
Honda New Zealand has released a major update for the Civic sedan. A full suite of Honda safety technologies (Honda Sensing) has been added to Honda's all-new acclaimed Civic RS, including for the first time the high beam support system
The new Civic sedan builds on the momentum created by the arrival of the tenth-generation Civic range, which represented one of the most ambitious and comprehensive new model development programs ever undertaken by Honda.
The advanced safety suite consists of lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keep assist system, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking system and auto high beam support system.
“The full suite of Honda Sensing will provide customers with technology that is both intuitive and effective, and the introduction of the Civic RS Sensing is at the most affordable price point yet for a Honda vehicle in NZ,” says Honda's general manager of marketing, Nadine Bell.
The Civic is Honda’s longest running automotive nameplate and its bestselling model globally, with more than 25 million sales since 1972.
Over the course of ten generations, the Honda Civic has continuously evolved to meet changing customer needs around the world, regularly setting the bar for fuel efficiency, driving performance and design innovation in an affordable small segment vehicle.
The new Civic sedan also introduces a number of exterior styling and interior design upgrades across the range.
The Civic RS sedan leads the way with new 18-inch alloys fitted with wider Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.
The front bumper has been redesigned with a new lower grille, with a piano black upper grille now fitted to all models. The lower grille garnishes and fog light surrounds are now also finished in matching gloss black on all variants.
The design changes continue inside the new Civic sedan range, with updates to the instrument panel and seat trims, plus improvements to the controls for the audio and ventilation systems.
The advanced display audio touchscreen unit in the new Civic sedan range has been redesigned for an intuitive user experience, with the addition of hard keys for the most commonly used functions, along with a dedicated volume control knob.
The new Honda Civic sedan is on sale now, with the RS sensing grade totalling $39,990, plus on-road costs.