New Honda Civic – first pictures released

Honda Civic gets a redesignI really didn’t intend to post twice about the same company this week, but sometimes news arrives and switches things around a little. The original intention was to publish a guest post today, but keep an eye on your feed reader on Monday for that instead.

Rather, we’re talking about Honda again today. When they released the new version of the Civic a few years back it was, quite simply, stunning. The angular looks, the glass-encased badge, and the general feel of the car gave something of an impression of a rocket ship that appealed on many levels. Now Honda have released the first images of their latest Civic.

The new Civic has lost that rocket ship look but, from certain angles, bears a striking resemblance to the Insight or CR-Z. I’ll admit that from the teaser pictures I had seen I thought the Civic was going to be incredibly ugly, but I’m pleasantly surprised. The only thing I’m not sure about would be that this Civic has one of those split rear windows I seem to have so much trouble with.

Anyway, have a browse through the image gallery and see what you think. Why not tell us your thoughts in the comments? Do you like the new design? I’d love to know your opinion.

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  1. I’m not sure. I’ve got a Civic and I love the angles and rocket-ship-like looks. You can see this one has its roots in the previous model but it is a bit dumbed down. This is a nice looking car still, but I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to replace mine.
    Ah yes, and if anything I wish they’d got rid of the split back screen, looks great but it is indeed a pain.

    • Thanks Zoe. Yes, I don’t think it’s anywhere near as striking as the previous version. As you say, it’s still a nice looking car, but the last one was quite different and distinctive.

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