A BRIEF LOOK AT THE DEBONAIR 2017 HONDA CIVIC

The Honda civic brand has been a globally recognized label for years owing to its long history and unrestrained ingenuity in concept. The originality and endeavor to produce world class vehicles has always put the civic brand on the top list for most sorted vehicles around the world along with some others like the Mercedes Benz, Audi, Ferrari and Nissan. Each model peculiar in its own way but seeks to fulfill your every driving fantasy with its elegant cabin, urbane interior, a great stance and adequate passenger space. The steering is extremely nimble and makes navigation seamless even on bumpy, slippery and uneven terrain; the civic smoothly forges its ways like a tiger! If you are a thrill seeker and require that fast and furious life style, you are definitely on the right track with the civic. It features a turbo charged engine, break wind acceleration with little lag, an orthodox six-speed manual transmission, a continuous variable transmission (CVT) with an outstanding performance and fuel economy engine. The entertainment system is stylish and intricate with a touch screen which contains control buttons. Space is one distinctive feature of the Honda civic brand. It has an abundance of passenger and cargos space especially for the hatchback style.

IMPROVEMENTS ON 2017 HONDA CIVIC

A couple of technological tweaks that sets this model apart from its predecessors are;

Agility- the brand new Honda civic is much easier to navigate around sharp turns and has a fairly sporty expression.
Engine power- accelerations is improved with its four cylinder engine turbo charged, six-speed manual transmission and CVT which works surprisingly perfect with the civic

Fuel economy- the civic over laps other labels as one of the best fuel economy vehicles of all time. The civic sedan burns 32mpg in the city and 42mpg on the highway.

Safety features- safety technology is definitely improved on the 2017 model. It features a crash mitigation system such as road derailing warning, collision warning, lane departure warning, a rear view camera with multiple angles which gives you a broader view. These features make the Honda civic a very credible choice of vehicle for safety and crash reliability.

Warranty- according to reviews the 2017 Honda Civic is said to come with a 3 year 36,000 mile vehicle warranty and a 5 year 60,000 mile new vehicle warranty.

The five seated is available in coupe, sedan and hatch back with a 2.0- liter four cylinder engine, a front wheel drive with a six- speed manual transmission. the standard and available features include, a USB port, an automatic climate control system, Bluetooth, a rear view camera, internet and radio compatible system, leather upholstery, moon roof, 8-10 speaker system, a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system, android smart phone integration, pre-collision warning and automatic braking system, lane assist and cruise control and collision warning.

April 6th 2017 marks the debut of the civic Si model. It features a coupe and sedan version. Civic fans are definitely in for a treat with this modern day charmer.

THE ROLE OF CHASSIS IN AUTOMOBILE DESIGN

Vehicles may differ in size, speed capacity, fuel economy, design, safety systems, luxury features and a lot more but there is one thing they all have in common and that’s framework, a skeletal structure which stands as foundation for the surface features (both exterior and interior) which can be observed. This structure is called “chassis.”

From the advent of the earliest automobile design, the chassis was the first structure which came into form before the concept of other mechanical structures. The chassis is a frame work which carries other functional parts such as the tires, brakes, engine, steering wheel and axle.

During manufacturing, the entire vehicle body is molded to align with the structure of the chassis which is made up of light sheet metal, alternatively composite plastic. The chassis provides foundational support for vehicle components maintains the rigidity and firm structure of the vehicle and provides a solid barrier from vibrations, noise and harshness or extremities of external conditions. The conventional automobile chassis contains components such as;

  • Fuel tank
  • Steering wheel
  • Brakes
  • Road wheels
  • The engine and radiator
  • Suspension system
  • Clutch, gear box, propeller shaft (transmission)

Vehicle manufacturers usually begin their creative process be sketching out the chassis of the car they want, the sketched chassis may vary in position of controls, number of vehicle wheels and fitting to the engine, this further classifies the different types of chassis. The three essential classifications are

Ladder type: this is structurally the oldest form and is still used by a lot of SUV manufacturers. It has the semblance of a ladder-like structure. It is popular because of the ease of repair. Vehicles with the ladder type chassis are Citroen Traction Avanti, Toyota Tundra, Ford Panther series, Opel Olympia.

Backbone Type: it has the form of a rectangular tube, built with glass fiber and holds the front and rear axle together. This design is especially for small, extremely fast sports cars. They are cost effective and easy to manufacture, however in the event of a serious accident repairs are quite complicated. Vehicle models made with the backbone chassis are Lotus Élan, Lotus Spirit, Skoda 420, and DeLorean DMC12.

Monocoque type: this is a one piece structure, forged by welding the floor pan and other mechanical pieces together. It is cost effective and mostly suitable for automated machine vehicle production. This form is very reliable as most of the monocoque chassis type vehicles manufactured today is steel plated. Car brands rocking the monocoque chassis are – most of the ford models, Audi A4 and A6 series, BMW Xseries, Fiat Linea, Punto and a whole lot of others.

The control types on chassis can either be full-forward, semi-forward or conventional-forward. While on the basis on engine positioning, chassis come with four different engine positions; front, front- crosswise, centre, and back.
When it comes to wheels, chassis structure can also be classified according to the number of wheels. These are 4×2 drives, 4×4 drives, 6×2 drives, 6×4 drives.

The Techniques and materials used in automobile production continue to evolve with the huge strides being made in technological advancement. The future has begun!

The top 5 cars of 2017

1. Bugatti Chiron: Breaking the thought that no machine can possibly ever be able to follow Veyron, BUGATTI CHIRON has been announced to be at the top among the 5 best cars of 2017. This stunning car has been specified with a particular sea mammal’s skin draped over the ultra luxury seats. This expensive machine is not only stunning by it’s eye-catching looks, but also has the top speed of 260mph. Enjoy your luxury ride!

2. Ford GT: Paying twice the price applied to the old FORD GT for the new one is totally worth it. This time, Ford got a turbochanged V6 instead of V8, and the manual gearbox is replaced with a seven-speed dual-clutch! Also, this machine has got the most outlandish aero of any street car this side of the hybrid holy trinity. Coming with the halo effect status, this car has got much more insiders which you can pick from the Top Gear Magazine. Have a good research!

3. Mazda CX-5: If you’re looking for a complete package of luxury, the new MAZDA CX-5 might be the one you’re looking for. It’s smooth to drive, smart to look and decently practical. Covered with all the basics nicely, this car is well priced to boot. Also, it has got smarter looks and more luxuries inside. The chassis is more rigid than the previous ones, and now you can have torque-vectoring! The sequel has a hard act to follow. Not even the MX-5 has that sort of technology!

4. Mini Countryman: There’s no doubt that MINI COUNTRYMAN will be a massive seller, although you might not get attracted by the looks of it. But surely it’s features are going to blow your mind away! This mini car once again cashes in on the crossover boom, and with expanded road ability, space and a dashboard that doesn’t seem to have been made out of old water butts. Because of the enemies it has to deal with, it really needs to be good! It’s a willfully funky crossover within the BMW group.

5. Lamborghini Huracan Performante: Those who were waiting and sitting on a pile of money awaiting for for Lamborghini to turn the wick up on the huracan, here’s a good news for you! The brand new LAMBORGHINI HURACAN PERFORMANTE is just here with more power, less weight and a huge massive wing. This car comes with all the features on the successor to the Gallardo Superlegerra, has a good timing too. To all those who want an all in one car, this car has got all the exterior and interior designs and drining dynamic. Happy driving!