The new 2012 Honda Civic promises to provide a more refined and quieter driving experience, ensuring comfortable journeys on any road condition. The development team has worked diligently to sharpen every detail of the vehicle’s build, design and aerodynamics in order to optimize the interior refinement in the new model.
The engineers have ensured that that the new Civic is suitable on various road conditions by testing it in Europe. In addition, they made good use of Honda’s anechoic (echo-free) chamber in its Swindon R&D facility in order to fine-tune the cabin insulation.
In the anechoic chamber, the automaker was able to modify the construction and design of the roof lining as well as how it interacts with the bodywork.
The aerodynamic efficiency of the new Civic also played a vital role in maximizing its refinement. Several development team members tapped on their Formula One experience in order to help produce a vehicle that integrates excellent high-speed stability and a low coefficient of drag.
The meticulous work on the Honda wind tunnel has enhanced performance, produced an exceptionally quiet interior and reduced fuel consumption.
According to Kazuo Sunaoshi, Development Leader – Chassis, improvement on the refinement and noise of the new Civic was not just done through one method, but an accumulation of various minute details. He added that his major challenge was to achieve the same vibration levels and noise as those of its European competitors, a goal that he was able to accomplish.