The Honda Civic is an iconic model of the Japanese brand. It’s their longest drive, which is already nine generations and 43 years behind. Globally it has been a success with over 20,000,000 sold in all the world, of which 112,000 have been sold in Spain units. The ninth generation was launched in 2011 and This 2015 debuts a restyling with which dynamic and equipment innovations are incorporated. Your marketing will begin on March 1.
2015 will be an important year for Honda especially for the Civic. In addition to its new image, in a few months will reach the coveted Honda Civic Type-R. Throughout this year also reach the HR-V, Jazz and later this year the spectacular Honda NSX, the sports that we had been waiting for years. Honda put the batteries and its growth forecasts are positive. As for the Civic, expect to close 2015 with 2,750 units in our country.
The first thing that jumps out to meet the new 2015 Honda Civic are the aesthetic changes. The Front receives a completely new design , which include new headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights that outline the lighthouse and Short LED lights (long are halogen) in the highest finishes of the range. From the side moldings are released in the bottom of the doors and new alloy wheels. On the back the changes focus on the LEDs new design and the rear bumper. Family Tourer body styles have no differences in their rear.
With the advent of restyling opens the Sport version with differentiated aesthetic in the five-door model. This just lets you choose a specific blue (also available in the Tourer despite not having this finished) and has the bottom of the different front, black alloy wheels and rear spoiler colored in body color bumpers. All Civic can opt for a new brown color.
Inside the new Honda Civic has slight changes. The door handles are chrome, there new metallic appearance trim and the fabric covers are renewed. The Sport versions feature a headliner in black and sports pedals. But despite all the changes, one of the most important for Honda is the multimedia system Honda Connect which deserves to be treated separately.
This multimedia system is offered in most of the range, is optional in some finishes. It is a infotainment system last generation touch screen 7 “[1,999,006]. Works with OS Android and will be compatible smartphones with which we will draw full advantage. Any handset can be paired via Bluetooth to the phone function.
Among its main features are functioning as a tablet or smartphone as a gestural commands respect. It gives us the ability to customize the display and download various Apps compatible with the system. The MirrorLink technology is present and allows us to replicate our terminal on the screen and use all its functions (in standing, running limited for obvious reasons).
Optionally (except at the highest finishing) can complement the Honda Connect system with a browser Garmin GPS mark . This system includes mapping updates free for five years. In Honda Connect screen also shows the rear view parking camera, now guiding lines as a novelty.
During the presentation of the 2015 Civic could briefly test the new system and the truth is that responds quickly to touch commands and is easy to use if you are familiar with the Android-powered smartphones. In my view integration into the center console is improved, since it seems simple equipment 2DIN aftermarket.
But the news does not end there. From the most basic equipment and finishing now is offered all equipped 2015 Civic emergency braking in city (below 32 km / h), Bluetooth, heated front seats and headlight washers. During the presentation of the range 2015 we saw the operation of the automatic braking in controlled situations. The test was carried out first without the throttle, at low speed. It all worked out but could not verify the effectiveness at higher speeds.
Honda also offers additional security with optional security package (Pack Security), which includes elements such notice of involuntary change lanes, short / long automatic lights, detector cross traffic, recognition traffic signs and warning blind.
A dynamic level have made minor adjustments in direction, to be more precise, has been amended suspension for a firmer without penalizing comfort and a new system that braked incorporated selective and imperceptible to the driver wheels to enhance cornering form.
In mechanical issues no change in the range of Honda Civic 2015 for that reason the presentation was no dynamic test. In the end there are three engines, two petrol and one diesel. The first are those 1.4 and 1.8 i-VTEC 100 and 142 horses respectively. Both have six-speed manual gearbox and 1.8 can opt for an automatic transmission torque converter five relationships. The 1.4 engine is not available in the familiar body Tourer.
The only diesel engine is the 1.6 i-DTEC 120 hp . Is not expected to be more powerful versions and by the time the Civic range remain as is in mechanical supply, with the exception of the Civic Type-R.
In ActualidadMotor we had occasion test the Honda Civic 1.6 diesel 120 hp in your previous version to the restyling. Although there have been a few small changes, all impressions of the interior and dynamic analysis are perfectly valid for the Civic 2015.
Equipment and prices for Spain
The range of equipment is structured versions Comfort, Elegance, Sport, Lifestyle and Executive . Not all are available with all engines and Sport trim is offered only in the five-door model. As standard the most basic finish and includes an interesting provision. The trim levels are closed, and only you can choose the browser, Honda Connect and Safety Pack.
The browser built into the system Honda Connect has a cost of 1,100 euros in Elegance finishes (adds the Honda Connect and GPS), while in the browser finishes Lifestyle costs 600 euros since the infotainment system is standard. The Executive include standard browser. The security pack has an extra cost of 700 euros, but requires equipping the browser.
Active front headrests
ISOFIX rear (outer seats)
Emergency braking in city
Cruise control and limiter
Four electric windows
Adjustable steering wheel height and depth
Electric heated door mirrors
Two 12V sockets
Seat height adjustable driver
Heated front seats
Radio MP3 CD with four speakers, USB and Bluetooth
LED daytime running lights
Alloy wheels 16 ”
Elegance (addition to the above)
Steering wheel and gear knob leather
Dual zone climate control
Rain sensor and lights
Power folding mirrors
12V socket in luggage compartment
Two additional speakers
Front fog lights
Alloy wheels 17 ”
Sport (addition to Comfort, only 5 door)
Steering wheel and gear knob leather
Honda Connect multimedia system with six speakers
Specific elements of body
17 “wheels black
Lifestyle (sum Elegance)
Sensors front and rear parking
Honda Connect multimedia system with eight speakers
Executive (sum Lifestyle)
Keyless access and starting
Electric lumbar adjustment for driver and passenger
Prices Honda Civic 5 door
Prices Honda Civic Tourer
Prices do not include discounts or promotional campaigns, something that Honda makers have said they will.
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New Article Honda Civic 2015, all the details of the Japanese compact has been originally published in Current Motor.