One such vehicle undergoing changes is the next-generation Honda Civic.
“We are taking more time to rethink the new Civic and all our models,” Ito told Automotive News. “We had to revisit our development work and planning to comply with the change in the environment.”
Top-level executives have told Civic designers and engineers to make the cars smaller, lighter and more fuel-efficient than originally planned. Originally the next-generation Civic had been planned to be larger than the current model; however, it will now have a smaller exterior.
Overall, Honda will create a sense of roominess on the inside without increasing the size of the Civic.