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Honda Civic earns 5-Star Safety score


The new Honda Civic compact car being sold in Nigeria has been awarded with a 5-star overall vehicle score in its New Car Assessment Program by NHTSA in the United States. The best-selling compact car in the country last month just added another significant advantage for customers.

The Civic Sedan previously earned the new Top Safety Pick+ designation from the International Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the 2013 Civic Coupe also doubled up on those safety honours, making Honda the only automaker to offer a small-car family with both awards in its resume.

Every 2013 vehicle in Honda’s lineup achieved Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ status from the IIHS. The latest recognition, new for the 2013 model year, adds a front-impact test in which vehicles strike narrow objects like telephone poles or trees.

It is a rigorous procedure that is seen a number of top names like the Toyota Camry. Honda’s dedication to “Safety for Everyone” also ensured the all-new Honda Accord, last month’s best-selling car of any kind in the United States, would score top honors from the IIHS and NHTSA.

The refreshed Civic and redesigned Accord also showcase Honda’s next-gen Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure among their wide range of occupant-protection measures.

“Car shoppers cannot find a small car with higher overall safety ratings than the 2013 Honda Civic,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “Safety ratings leadership across product lines is a fundamental part of not only our strategic business plan, but also our philosophy as a company.”