The exceptionally strong, rigid and stiff platform provides the foundation for exceptional safety performance, with an ‘All Directions Collision Safety’ concept. The platform design incorporates Honda’s exclusive nextgeneration ACE™ (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) body design, which employs a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly. This structural design helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger cell in the event of an impact, giving superior front, side and rear crash-worthiness.
On the all-new model this structure also includes ‘crash stroke technology’, which uses a hinge design on the front frame to direct the engine down and rearwards in a collision. This effectively adds additional energy-absorbing ‘crash stroke’ to the front of the vehicle, and helps to minimise cabin intrusion in the event of a collision.
The passive safety features on the all-new Civic are complemented by the Honda SENSING suite of active safety and driver assist technologies is installed on all grades. Honda SENSING uses a combination of radar and camera information, plus a host of high-tech sensors to warn and assist the driver in potentially dangerous scenarios.