The new model goes on sale in early 2012 and will be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September. Honda plans to release five videos that chart its development, the first of which you can see below.
Each film will focus on one aspect of the new model, and the first concentrates on ride and handling. The new Civic uses a similar suspension system to the current car; with a rear torsion beam that’s compact and provides maximum boot space. Honda says that advances – including new bushes - give improved ride and handling.
Honda hasn’t released any pictures of the new Civic yet. The disguised model shows an overall shape that’s similar to the current car’s; this time around there’s a rear wiper, but it’s unclear yet whether the new car will have a version of the current model’s two-part rear screen.
More details - and prices - will be announced closer to the car’s on-sale date.