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2009 Honda Civic Lineup Receives New Exterior Styling; Available Technology Features Now Include Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and USB Audio InterfaceNew LX-S and VP sedans expand variety
The Honda Civic is enhanced inside and out for 2009 wîth new exterior styling, colors and available tech-friendly features like Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and a ÚSB Audio Interface 1. An exclusively-equipped Civic LX-S Sedan debuts wîth alloy wheels and sportier interior styling. A new Civic DX Value Package (DX-VP) Sedan builds on the Civic DX Sedan's standard features by adding air conditioning and an audio system.
'The Civic lineup uniquely embraces traditional gasoline, hybrid, high performance and natural gas technologies like no other vehicle in the world,' said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 'The exterior styling enhancements and newly-available features help strengthen Civic's position as one of the best-selling vehicles in a market that's embracing small cars more than ever.'
All 2009 Civic sedan and coupe models boast redesigned exterior styling features, including a new front bumper cover and grille design and new headlight and taillight color combinations, featuring clear turn indicator lenses wîth amber bulbs. New alloy wheel designs are introduced on the Civic EX, Civic EX-L and Civic Si models, along wîth the addition of fog lamps for the Civic Si model.
Interior enhancements come by way of technology-friendly additions. Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® is added to Navigation-equipped models and a ÚSB Audio Interface added to Civic EX, EX-L, Hybrid and Si models. The Civic Hybrid gains the option of leather-trimmed seating surfaces wîth heated front seats and side mirrors. Additionally, new cloth materials and patterns on seats, door linings and armrests (when equipped) have been updated to further enhance the interior's look and feel.
|Engine : 1.8 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 140 hp
Torque: 128 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 197 hp
Torque: 139 ft-lbs
5-speed Manual, 5-speed Automatic, 6-speed Manual, CVT
Four engine and four transmission choices range from a 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine (Civic DX, DX-VP, LX, EX and EX-L), wîth either a 5-speed manual or an available 5-speed automatic transmission, to a 197-horsepower, 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine (Civic Si) wîth a 6-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) The Civic Hybrid is powered by a 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine wîth Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) gasoline-electric hybrid technology to enhance both fuel economy and performance, and is equipped wîth a continuously variable transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) The Civic GX is powered by a dedicated natural gas version of the Civic's 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine - and is equipped wîth a 5-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Both Civic Hybrid and Civic GX are classified as Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (AT-PZEV) by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The Civic GX is classified by the EPA as an Inherently Low Emissions Vehicle (ILEV).
Built on a high-rigidity unit-body platform, the Civic is designed to deliver precise, sharp and refined handling performance wîth its MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension.
The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System2, available on Civic EX, EX-L, Si and Hybrid models, has a 6.5-inch motorized display that opens and closes for access to the internal single-disc CD player, and a digital audio-card reader that can play MP3 and Windows Media®3 Audio (WMA) files from CompactFlash®4 cards (via a PC card adapter). The navigation system features more than 7 million points of interest and the voice activation can control the navigation menus and the audio system, along wîth entering city and street names. New for 2009, the system includes Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a wireless telephone interface that works wîth Bluetooth-enabled mobile telephones for hands-free operation via §teering wheel-mounted controls.
Auxiliary audio input jacks are standard equipment on Civic LX and above trim levels and allow for portable music device playback through the audio system. The Civic LX Coupe has a six-speaker 160-watt audio system wîth a CD player (four speakers for the LX sedan). All audio systems are capable of playing MP3 and WMA formatted CDs. Standard Speed-sensitive Volume Control (SVC) automatically adjusts the volume based on vehicle speed. Audio displays include CD/MP3 text readout, and all coupes (except for the DX) plus the Civic Si Sedan provide a customizable welcome screen (exclusively on models without the available navigation system).
Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe (1.8-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine)
Providing Civic buyers wîth two new sedan options, the 2009 line-up presents the all-new Civic DX-VP and Civic LX-S. The Civic DX-VP Sedan adds air conditioning, an AM/FM/CD audio system and an auxiliary input jack, in addition to the standard 140-horsepower 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, 5-speed manual transmission (5-speed automatic available), power windows, 15-inch steel wheels wîth covers and P195/65R15 tires.
Standard features on the Civic LX include air conditioning, cruise control, power door locks, 16-inch steel wheels wîth covers, P205/55R16 tires, keyless entry, a 4-speaker 160-watt AM/FM Audio System wîth CD player (MP3/WMA enabled), auxiliary audio input jack, center console wîth sliding armrest, progressive blue illumination instrument panel meters, auto up and down driver's power window, and a folding rear seat.
In addition to the well-equipped Civic LX features, the Civic LX-S Sedan upgrades to alloy wheels, exclusive sport-trimmed black cloth seats wîth synthetic suede bolsters and silver stitching, leather-wrapped §teering wheel, a rear deck spoiler and a chrome exhaust finisher.
The Civic EX Sedan and Coupe include newly-designed alloy wheels, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, a one-touch power moonroof, ambient console lighting, §teering wheel-mounted audio controls and the availability of the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System wîth Voice Activation, which also includes XM Satellite Radio5. The Civic EX-L also comes standard wîth a leather-trimmed interior, heated seats and heated door mirrors to the Civic EX list of features. The Civic EX and EX-L Coupe exclusively feature a 7-speaker wîth subwoofer AM/FM audio system wîth CD player (MP3/WMA enabled). All Civic sedans receive a sporty three-spoke §teering wheel for 2009, along wîth a rear chrome garnish bar above the license plate.
Civic Si Sedan and Coupe (2.0-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine)
The Civic Si Sedan and Coupe serve as the performance cornerstone for the Civic line-up wîth a 197-horsepower, 16-valve, DOHC 2.0 liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine mated to a close-ratio, 6-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) A helical-type, limited-slip differential enhances traction in high-performance driving situations. The Civic Si sport suspension adds firm spring, damper and stabilizer bar tuning along wîth exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels and high-performance tires. Exclusive exterior features include a rear wing spoiler (low profile on the sedan) and Si emblems. The sports-oriented interior adds firmly-bolstered, performance-oriented seats wîth red fabric stitching and synthetic suede trim. Standard fog lights and a restyled alloy wheel design are new for 2009.
Civic Hybrid (1.3-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine wîth IMA)
The Civic Hybrid wîth advanced IMA hybrid technology achieves an EPA-estimated city/highway fuel economy of 40/45 miles per gallon6 and is updated for 2009 wîth the addition of Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and the availability of leather-trimmed interior which includes heated front seats, leather-wrapped §teering wheel and heated side mirrors. The Civic Hybrid is certified by the California Air Resource Board (CARB) as Advanced-Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV). A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard equipment. The Civic Hybrid can deactivate all four of its cylinders and operate using only the electric motor in certain low-speed cruising situations. Power for the Civic Hybrid is provided by a 1.3-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine and a 15 kilowatt electric motor, producing a combined 110-horsepower @ 6000 rpm and combined 123 lb-ft. of torque @ 1000-2500 rpm.
Civic GX (1.8-liter i-VTEC engine, dedicated natural gas vehicle)
The ultra-clean Civic GX produces near zero emissions, enables owners to become eligible for a $4,000 federal tax credit and can refuel wîth an available, first-of-its-kind 'Phill' home refueling appliance by FuelMaker Corporation (available through qualifying Honda dealers in California). The 2009 Civic GX is the only dedicated natural gas-powered passenger car available to retail customers in the Únited States and achieves an EPA estimated city/highway fuel economy of 24/36 miles per gasoline-gallon equivalent 6. Currently, natural gas is approximately 35 percent less expensive than gasoline when purchased at a refueling station, and can be more than 50 percent cheaper than gasoline when supplied by a Phill home refueling appliance. The Civic GX is the only vehicle certified by the EPA to meet both Federal Tier 2-Bin 2 and Inherently Low Emission Vehicle (ILEV) zero evaporative emission certification standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com) The Civic GX is available to consumers at qualified Honda dealers in the states of California and New York and is also available to fleet customers nationwide from qualified Honda dealers. An updated NGV logo is added for the new model year wîth a prominent display on the rear doors.
The majority of Civics are produced and assembled in the Únited States and Canada using domestic and globally sourced parts. Civic Coupe and Civic Si models are solely produced and assembled at the Honda of Canada Manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Civic Sedan models for the Ú.S. are primarily produced and assembled at the Honda of America Manufacturing plant in East Liberty, Ohio. Civic Sedans are also produced and assembled at Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston, Ontario. Some Civic Sedans and all Civic Hybrid models are produced and assembled in the Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Suzuka, Japan, manufacturing facility. In fall 2008, Honda's new manufacturing plant in Greensburg, Indiana, will begin Civic production and will have an annual capacity of 200,000 units.
1 The ÚSB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other ÚSB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some ÚSB devices wîth security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your dealer for details on compatibility.
2 Certain functions that rely on a satellite signal will not work correctly in Hawaii and Alaska. These functions include but are not limited to automatic clock updates and time zone adjustments. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
3 Windows Media® Audio is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
4 CompactFlash® is a registered trademark of the Compact Flash Association.
5 Required XM® Radio monthly subscription sold separately after 90 day trial period. Other fees and taxes may apply after initial trial period, including a one-time activation fee. Subscription fee is consumer only. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions subject to Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. XM service only available in the 48 contiguous Únited States. The XM name is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
6 Based on 2009 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning wîth 2008 models. Úse for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.Source - Honda
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