Pretty Please, can I have the Euro-spec Civic?

The 2012 American market Honda Civic was widely panned by critics after its reveal. Well, Honda had set itself (and others) a pretty high bar which the Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus and Chevy Cruze managed to clear. The real tragedy was Honda decided to play it safe (and cut costs) when the customers expectation was heightened by the previous generation Civic.
So is all lost. Not quite if Honda looks at its Euro-spec Civic. Granted Honda sells only the hatchback version in EU but the sheet-metal is much more attractive than the NAFTA version. It looks much more  tightly drawn.

European market Civic

North American market Civic Si

You will see a bigger contrast in the interior.

Check this out …

European Civic interior
American Civic Interior

Obviously the Eurospec interior on the left looks far better than the American Civic Si on the right.

Ford tried this strategy to sell us warmed over older vintage Focii(?) while selling brand new designs in Europe. Ford finally saw the wisdom in getting us the lastest version.

Well, those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.


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