Honda has released some material from the crash test of 2012 Civic. The car features the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which is a front-mounted polygonal frame that is designed to prevent the cabin becoming deformed by distributing forces away from the passenger compartment.

"Honda has a high tech crash test facility in Tochigi, Japan. There we were able to crash the new Civic into vehicles of different weights and sizes, and at different angles and speeds. We wanted to make sure that we are offering the best ‘real world' safety for our customers." said Mitsuru Kariya, Civic Development Leader.

Honda's Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) monitors the distance and closing rate between your vehicle and the car directly in front of it, warning the driver when a collision is likely and helping reduce impact when a collision becomes unavoidable. The technology automatically assists with heavy braking and tightens the seat belts to reduce loading on the driver during an accident.

2012 Honda Civic crash test

2012 Civic also has sophisticated pedestrian protection features.  These include windscreen wiper pivots designed to break away on impact and energy absorbing front wing mounts.

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Source: Honda