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9g Press release (Aug 2011): Quiet and refined drive

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NEW HONDA CIVIC PROMISES A QUIET AND REFINED DRIVE

The new 2012 Honda Civic will offer a quieter and more refined driving experience to ensure comfortable journeys on all road conditions.

The development team worked hard to sharpen every detail of the design, build and aerodynamics, to optimise the interior refinement in the new Civic. The engineers spent time testing the car in Europe to tune the new Civic to suit the varying road conditions. They also made good use of Honda’s anechoic (echo-free) chamber in its R&D facility in Swindon to fine-tune the cabin insulation. One of the results of the work in the anechoic chamber was to modify the design and construction of the roof lining, and how it interacts with the bodywork.

The new Civic’s aerodynamic efficiency also played a key role in maximising its refinement. Several members of the development team called upon their Formula One experience to help deliver a car that combines a low coefficient of drag with excellent high-speed stability. Hours of meticulous work in the Honda wind tunnel has improved performance, reduced fuel consumption and resulted in an exceptionally quiet interior.

“We did not improve the noise and refinement of the new Civic through just one technique,“ commented Kazuo Sunaoshi, Development Leader – Chassis. “It was the accumulation of lots of little details. My big challenge was to match the noise and vibration levels of our European competitors. I am proud to say that we have achieved our goals.”

The third of five films on the development of the new Civic features Honda engineers discussing noise and refinement . The video can be viewed at The New Honda Civic - Coming soon in 2012 | Honda UK

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











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Is that you Dr Potts, ensuring the engine meets your expectations
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Not sure about the paint job...
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Is average good enough?

Concerning that Honda's goal in the video was to "match the levels of our European competitors"-surely their goal should be to exceed current levels of say Golf and Focus otherwise they are always playing catch up.
This to me shows a lack of ambition-don't they want to be the best-that's what I want them to do!
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Still looks dreadful, so all their hard work has been wasted.
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Still looks dreadful, so all their hard work has been wasted.
It's pretty much the same as ours.... Don't u like your car?
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I thought my Civic had a lot of swirls in the paint work, but that is just ridiculous...





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I like the fitted upholstery, covering it.
They have obviously given some thought about stone chip protection.
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surely he shouldn't be listening to the engine, he should be in the cabin locating the squeeks and rattles.
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surely he shouldn't be listening to the engine, he should be in the cabin locating the squeeks and rattles.
Why, that's for the poor s-d who buys one to find out.
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I thought my Civic had a lot of swirls in the paint work, but that is just ridiculous...

LMAO.....
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It's pretty much the same as ours.... Don't u like your car?
If you think it looks basically same as mine then you must be visually impaired. Have you even seen the official pics?
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If you think it looks basically same as mine then you must be visually impaired. Have you even seen the official pics?
Yes I have obviously, ok not the colour and yes yours is a 3 door... But fundamentally it's the same shape. It's an evolution of the 8th gen... Not a complete re-design like the 7th to 8th.

Once the wraps are off a Frankfurt ... We will all be in a better position to comment
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Definitely still a bit Prius

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