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9G press release (July 2011): Frankfurt debut

Press release from Honda:

NEW HONDA CIVIC: STAND-OUT LOOKS AND OUTSTANDING QUALITY

Ninth generation hatchback for Europe to make world debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

A new Honda Civic that’s more confident, clever and versatile makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The ninth generation Civic hatchback will offer stand-out looks combined with class-leading space for passengers and luggage – and will continue to deliver peace of mind with low running costs, through Honda’s famed and unparalleled reliability.

Quality and comfort levels have improved dramatically over the outgoing model.

Honda’s new small family car has been designed exclusively for Europe and has been extensively tested on the region’s roads. It goes on sale during 2012.

Smoother Ride

Honda engineers concentrated a huge amount of time and effort improving ride quality and handling of the Civic, and through significant changes to the suspension set-up they have enhanced both comfort and body control.

To give customers the biggest cabin and boot space in the C-sector, the Civic retains a rear torsion beam suspension system – but the latest set-up uses clever fluid-filled compliance bushes to improve overall ride performance and handling. It has also been strengthened to give better stability, particularly at high speeds.

The first of five films on the development of the new Civic features Honda engineers discussing the improvements made to ride and handling. The video can be viewed at New Honda Civic 9G video







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Other manufacturers have managed to provide a perfectly acceptable ride with torsion beam so I look forward to test driving this one.

OK, that's sorted, what about auto gearbox options ?


That link is taking me to the main 8G Civic page though!
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Big mistake retaining the Torsion Beam IMO
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Im getting excited.... Seems that Honda have listened about the ride... Let's be honest the design was always 2 generations ahead of the others, it was just the ride!

You can see the new rear door trim in the vid

Interesting it's still under wraps though in the press release?
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Autocar have it on their front page.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...llCars/258390/

I keep trying to freeze sections of the video where I'm pretty certain you can see it undisguised (The segments where they focus on the suspension set up).

Edited to say it's around 1.47.

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Why are they so concerned with space in the C-sector? I assume they want to base a 7 seater on the same application?
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Boot space I would assume? Isn't the current Civic renowned for it's boot space? Also does the CR-V share the same basic platform, if it does I'm sure I read that the new CR-V appears long enough to be a 7 seater from the pictures recently released.
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Boot space I would assume? Isn't the current Civic renowned for it's boot space? Also does the CR-V share the same basic platform, if it does I'm sure I read that the new CR-V appears long enough to be a 7 seater from the pictures recently released.
Didnt know the CRV shared the same basic platform as the Civic.
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Why are they so concerned with space in the C-sector? I assume they want to base a 7 seater on the same application?
I agree, I would have gladly sacrificed boot space for a proper multi-link setup.
I only keep a couple of coats and a brolly in mine.
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Didnt know the CRV shared the same basic platform as the Civic.
I'm pretty certain the first CR-V did share the platform, but I'm not 100% on the current car.
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I agree, I would have gladly sacrificed boot space for a proper multi-link setup.
I only keep a couple of coats and a brolly in mine.
Same here, but you and I are biased. Plus Honda need to answer to more factors than just Europe Civic owners.

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I'm pretty certain the first CR-V did share the platform, but I'm not 100% on the current car.
Your probably right
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I agree, I would have gladly sacrificed boot space for a proper multi-link setup.
I only keep a couple of coats and a brolly in mine.
Yep, but when you need to load it up it's great... We are currently packing to travel back to the uk and you would nor believe what we have got in it including baby stuff! I can't see a focus swallowing loads lime this

... And it handles better on the motorway fully loaded
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Horses for courses I suppose.
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Should bloody well hope the ride quality has improved 2 generations because the current one's is 2 generations behind
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If the fluid filled bushes do what they're claimed to, then it should be a win-win, with better ride & handling, and still a large passenger compartment/boot.

Still think they should have gone IRS though.......
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Should bloody well hope the ride quality has improved 2 generations because the current one's is 2 generations behind
Can't argue with that
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Wonder if the new rear suspension will be able to be transplanted into this generation...
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Yep, but when you need to load it up it's great... We are currently packing to travel back to the uk and you would nor believe what we have got in it including baby stuff! I can't see a focus swallowing loads lime this

... And it handles better on the motorway fully loaded
Never understood Hondas reasoning for the Torsion rear suspension. It's not about rear space saving, it's all about money saving and if Honda were more honest about it then we'd have one less thing to gripe about. My EP3 had independent rear suspension and it swallowed everything I can throw at my FN2.
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