Honda Civic steps out of shadows to shine

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Once upon a time the Honda Civic struggled to have a life of its own away from the shadow of the Ballade. How times have changed, and with the 2017 models times for the Civic Sedan have changed for the better. The latest model stands out with confidence, boasting aggressive lines and refined features that make it noticeable from the crowd.
Exterior
Civic Sedan Touring features all-LED headlights that are perfect for lighting up the road and your life. With a bold, aggressive face and sharp, sophisticated bodylines throughout, every angle of the Civic Sedan exterior is the right angle. It features a sleek profile and a long wheelbase, making it sporty even when standing still. The “C”-shaped LED taillights were designed to make a strong styling statement that’s uniquely Civic. The sedan also boasts the right stance, through its wide, aggressive stance showing that the Civic is ready to hit the road.
Interior
Inside the Civic shows growth, and features the most comfortable and sophisticated interior of any Civic ever. The cabin boasts the touch of modernity which compares well with more expensive sedans in this category. Everything is easily accessible on the sparkling dash which just adds to driving pleasure. From the driver’s seat, everything is within reach… from the controls to the storage console, which fits drinks, a tablet or a small bag. And, did you say “where is the hand brake”! No hand brake lever in the new Civic; parking is as easy as pressing button, well almost. The Civic Sedan features a segment-first Electric Parking Brake that activates with the lift of a finger!
Comfort
The Civic offers three cloth and three leather interiors, each bringing its own sophisticated flair to the cockpit. Cloth standard on LX, EX and EX-T.It also offers heated seats for the driver and front passenger. Touring models also add heating for outboard rear passengers. Heated front seats standard on EX-T, EX-L . Getting comfy is easy with the 8-way power driver’s seat, which includes a lower cushion that tilts up and down to get your seat position just right. The Civic Sedan features luxe leather details throughout the cabin, including leather-trimmed seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Inside this car, you know you are in lap of luxury. Five people easily and comfortable fit into the new Civic.
Performance
With up to 174 horsepower, a fully independent suspension and two choices of transmissions, Civic Sedan was designed with performance in mind. The car comes standard with a 158-horsepower, 2.0-litre normally-aspirated engine that helped it receive an EPA 40 MPG HWY rating, proving normal is anything but boring. Even more exciting is the 6-speed manual transmission, giving the smoothest ride you can imagine. You have probably noticed the CVT is associated with Civic. It means Continuously Variable Transmissions, for plenty of power without sacrificing fuel efficiency.
Technology
Civic Sedan is packed with cutting edge technology offerings and perfectly primed for leading the charge for the next generation. A Multi-Angle Rearview Camera shows what’s going on behind you, and that offers three different views: normal, top-down and wide. In a smart car like this, you cannot afford to get lost; that’s why the Civic is armed with the navigation system that links you with the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ on the go. Safety is priority in modern motoring and this car is fitted with Honda LaneWatch™, for making changing lanes easier. Just signal right, and live video displays from a small camera on your passenger-side mirror. Leave your cables and wires at home because an accessory wireless charging mat is the better way to charge your compatible smartphone.
Audio
Plug in, play and drive with a smile, thanks to the USB Audio Interface* that comes standard. It also charges your devices while in use. The high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen display (or 5-inch on the entry-level derivatives) is the engine room of audio entertainment.Audio system settings, Bluetooth connectively, navigation functions and vehicle information can be easily accessed via the touchscreen. Even the air-conditioning (dual zone climate control on 1.5T derivatives) can be adjusted via inputs to the display.
Pricing
1.8 Comfort CVT R330 000
1.8 Elegance CVT R370 000
1.5T Sport CVT R430 000
1.5T Executive CVT R460 000
Pricing includes a 5-year/200 000 km warranty, a 5-year/90 000 km service plan, as well as 3-years of AA Roadside Assistance. Services are at 15 000 km.






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