Honda Civic e: HEV gets the highest award (five stars) for the level of safety in crash tests from Euro NCAP this year. Civic e: HEV was introduced in early 2022 then began to be marketed in mid-year in the European region.
The eleventh generation Civic uses a 2.0 liter e: HEV (Petrol Hybrid) engine and is sold in three variants, namely Elegance, Sport and Advance.
Euro NCAP implemented four series of crash tests on the Civic e: HEV including Adult Occupant with a value of 89 percent, Child occupant (87 percent), Vulnerable Road Users (82 percent) and Safety Assist (83 percent).
Civic e: HEV is equipped with a number of updates, starting from the floor and bulkhead resin which can absorb collisions from the front and minimize deformation of the vehicle. Apart from that, additional front door stiffeners, rear wheel arch frames are used to reduce collisions from the side of the vehicle.
Inside the vehicle, all Civic e: HEV variants are equipped with 11 airbags, starting from the knee airbags at the front (driver and front passenger), side airbags at the front and rear cabin, and front center airbags, which are introduced by Honda for the first time.
The front center airbag is useful for protecting the front passenger and the driver from colliding with each other when there is a collision on the vehicle from the side.
In addition, ISOFIX devices now use integrated ISOFIX mounting points that comply with the European i-Size standard.
The body design of the Civic e: HEV also takes into account the safety of other road users, including pedestrians. Civic e: HEV uses front bumper beam safety plates which are designed to absorb energy when a collision occurs and also reduce the risk of injury to pedestrians.
Another safety feature found in the Civic e: HEV is Honda SENSING technology, which is now equipped with new sonar sensors that can detect non-metallic objects such as glass and walls. Civic e; HEV also uses a 100-degree view camera which can more accurately identify road markings, road edges, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians in bright and dark environmental conditions.
The Civic became the third Honda model in the European region to win the title of best safety level; five stars from Euro NCAP after the Honda CR-V and Honda Jazz.
Honda will continue to provide safe and reliable vehicles and lead efforts to achieve zero deaths from traffic collisions involving Honda motorcycles and cars globally by 2050.