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Honda tries to get its groove back with 'radical redesign' of Civic

Carmaker hopes to recoup ground lost when it strayed from the Civic's iconic sporty origins

The all-new Civic has Honda's first ever turbo engine, smartphone links, and drivers 'will be seated as close to the road as if they were in an Audi TT sports coupe', said Honda's John Mendel.


HONDA Motor Co unveiled the all-new Civic on Wednesday, revealing a sporty car that the company hopes will get its mojo back after a decade of selling a pragmatic compact that has lost ground to rivals.

The company calls the new car "the most radical redesign" of the Civic