FIVE DECADES OF CIVIC AND DRIVING SONGS:
The Honda Civic is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the launch of an all-new model – and Honda has teamed up with Magic Home Run Presenter Simon Philips to compile the ultimate driving playlist featuring a track from every year since the original Civic launched in 1972.
Honda commissioned Simon to compile the list of stand-out songs after conducting a survey of 2,000 UK motorists about their attitudes to in-car entertainment.
Simon’s choices mirror the musical journey since the first Honda Civic hit the roads. Since its launch in 1972, more than 27.5 million Honda Civics have been sold across 170 countries.
Simon – who also celebrated his own 50th birthday this month – said: "I think first and foremost, a perfect driving track makes you, the car and the road one."
"It makes the traffic go away and complements the driving experience, when that song plays, it draws you in, and for that moment, it's the ultimate connection you, your car and music."
The new 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV is the latest model in the Honda range with electrification. It features the brand's award-winning e:HEV full hybrid powertrain, which shifts seamlessly between EV, hybrid and engine driving with no need for input from the driver.