New Civic puts Honda back at the sharp end

The tenth generation hatchback is evidence of a significant investment in time and money, on the brand, writes Dave Humphreys

19th February, 2017
New Civic puts Honda back at the sharp end
Honda deserves commendation for turning out a car that looks more distinctive than most in the segment

When Honda first launched the Civic back in 1972, the world was a changing place. Ireland had signed the Treaty of Accession to the European Communities, while Stateside, Nixon gave the go-ahead to develop the space shuttle programme. Today, Europe looks more fragile and as for the US, well, who knows what its president will do next?

Honda, however, is on the up, evidenced by the launch of its tenth generation of the Civic hatchback. It...

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