The new Honda Civic has been awarded Euro NCAP’s maximum five star rating and in addition Euro NCAP have announced that they are extending Honda’s Euro NCAP Advanced reward for its Collision Mitigation Braking System technology to include the new Civic.
Honda’s Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) is a radar-based autonomous emergency braking system designed to help prevent collisions with vehicles which are stationary or travelling in the same direction. The system is aimed at alerting the driver to an imminent collision both at low speeds, typical of urban driving, and at higher speeds typical of rural roads and motorways.
The 2012 Honda Civic is priced from just £16,495 for the entry-level 1.4-litre 100PS i-VTEC SE. Familiar Honda trim levels of SE, ES, EX and EX GT offer comfort, convenience and technology as standard. The 2.2 litre i-DTEC engine will emit just 110g/km of co2 emissions which will deliver lower running costs for owners. The new lower Co2 figure will enable customers to benefit from free road tax for the first year and only £20 per year from then on. Company drivers will be able to take advantage of BIK tax rates among the lowest for a small family car.