Interesting.... I wonder how long it would take for that to come over to the North American models....
Honda released more details on the new and innovative safety features they’ve packed in the new generation Civic.
That is usually the case with all car makers, to boast their products good features ahead of market launch. People will be searching for details of the new model and these info can help them find out if they want a particular model or not.
Anyhow, the new Civic features new stuff that makes it safe not only for the passengers onboard, but also for the pedestrians and cyclists. It has Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which is according to Honda: "a front-mounted polygonal frame that is designed to prevent the cabin becoming deformed by distributing forces away from the passenger compartment."
The little hatchback also features a collision avoidance system – Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) – which used to reserved for big, expensive cars. It 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 car also comes with a clever pedestrian safety system which include windscreen wiper pivots designed to break away on impact and energy absorbing front wing mounts.
2012 Honda Civic goes on sale in Europe from January 2012.