Honda will take the next step in its European product offensive at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, open to the public in early October, with the global unveiling of its new Civic hatchback.
The car is set to go on sale here in Ireland and across Europe from early next year. The Civic is Honda’s biggest-selling nameplate worldwide and the brand tells us that it has undertaken the most comprehensive research and development programme in its history for this tenth edition. At the Paris show, it will showcase the mass production exterior and interior design.
John Saunders, sales and marketing director for Universal Honda Ltd, spoke at the announcement: “We are very excited about the unveiling of the 10th generation Civic at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The Civic remains a solid cornerstone in the Irish market for Honda and we look forward to introducing this new model. We are also looking forward to showcasing a new range of safety systems available across the Civic range, under the ‘Honda Sensing’ banner. These systems are another step along Honda’s journey toward safer motoring for all.”
Honda’s stand will also feature the four-door sedan model of Civic. Built at Honda’s production facility in Gebzé, Turkey, the new design includes an improved exterior and interior design. While not on sale in Ireland or the UK, this car will be available in left-hand drive in mainland European markets from early 2017.