Official sketch and details: 2012 Honda Civic


What you see here is the first official sketch of the ninth generation 2012 Honda Civic, released officially by Honda. We had earlier shown you some spy pictures of the 2012 Civic caught in the Middle East – the new sketch seems in harmony with the cars that were caught.
In its newest avatar, the Civic promises to be more aggressive and sporty than ever. The sketch seems to have drawn a considerable bit from the sexy looking Type-R. Unlike the current car, which mostly has plain surfaces all round, the 2012 version will feature a multitude of strong accent lines. The face of the car will chuck the elegant chrome grille for a bold, all-black mesh grille featuring the Honda emblem bang in the middle. Adding some more spice to the bold statement will be the big, wide central air dam with a wide, black slat running across it. Even the fog lamps are wider, and more aggressive looking. The clean, creaseless bumper of the car too, has given way to a chiseled panel, which reeks brawn and attitude.
The headlamps of the new car are swept back, and angular in shape. The bonnet will have two prominent creases running towards the grille.
Another important design element is the strongly pronounced shoulder line, marked by a crease below the window sills. This crease is accompanies by another strongly kinked accent line on the doors, just above the sills. The new car looks wider and sportier in its stance.
The sketch released by Honda is for the two-door coupe version. However, the four-door version is also expected to retain the suggested styling.  Quite a few elements in the sketch will be sacrificed for practicality when the car makes its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January. Let’s hope Honda doesn’t chuck too many of those design cues….
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