2012 Honda Civic Safety


So how safe is this new Honda Civic?  Ahead of its market launch the Japanese car maker decided to make things clear and also show off a bit with all the innovative safety features they’ve put in the new hatchback.

The claim the new Civic is one of the safest cars in its class. One of the ways that this is achieved in the new Civic is through the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. This is a front-mounted polygonal frame that is designed to prevent the cabin becoming deformed by distributing forces away from the passenger compartment.

They’ve already tested the car in many crash tests in Japan to evaluate new system’s functions.

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New Civic’s safety features include:

Collision avoidance
“Just as important as technology that protects you in a crash is technology that helps you avoid an accident in the first place“ says Kariya.  “This is the first time that the CMBS system has been introduced on the Civic in Europe.“

Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) monitors the distance and closing rate between your vehicle and the car directly in front of it, warning the driver when a collision is likely and helping reduce impact when a collision becomes unavoidable. The technology automatically assists with heavy braking and tightens the seat belts to reduce loading on the driver during an accident.

Pedestrian detection
The new Civic also features sophisticated pedestrian protection features.  “I am very proud that Honda has a leading reputation for pedestrian safety. It’s an area in the new Civic that has been constantly worked upon.” commented Julian Warren, Senior Safety Engineer.

Pedestrian protection features include windscreen wiper pivots designed to break away on impact and energy absorbing front wing mounts.

The new 2012 Civic was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and order books at Honda dealerships are now open with cars arriving in dealerships during January.

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