All-New 2012 Honda Civic Emphasizes Style, Fuel Economy and Performance
Featuring the widest array of engine choices available in its class, the 2012 Civic is designed to even better meet the diverse needs of the compact-vehicle buyer when it launches this spring. The entire redesigned ninth-generation Civic lineup will become more fuel efficient wîth two models – the all-new Civic HF and the Civic Hybrid – each delivering fuel economy estimates of more than 40 mpg on the highway.
Built on the tradition of Honda fuel efficiency, the economical Civic HF model will be the most fuel-efficient gasoline-only powered Civic in the lineup when it launches this spring. Equipped wîth a 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine, the Civic HF is targeted to earn EPA-estimated fuel economy1 of 41 mpg on the highway. The 2012 Civic Hybrid, which will be outfitted for the first time wîth a lithium-ion battery and a larger 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, is expected to achieve an EPA-estimated city/highway combined fuel economy1 of 45 mpg, an improvement of 4 mpg compared to the current Civic Hybrid. Both the Civic HF and Civic Hybrid models will be equipped wîth aerodynamic components for improved efficiency and Honda ECO Assist™ technology, an innovation that can enhance efficient vehicle operation while providing feedback to promote more efficient individual driving styles.
'The Civic is the only model in the industry that can deliver on all fronts – fuel economy, sporty performance, smart packaging, alternative fuel and long-term value,' said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda Motor Co.,Inc. 'For the ninth-generation Civic, we are emphasizing improved fuel economy across the board, from the hybrid sedan to the sporty Si model.'
In addition to the Civic HF and Civic Hybrid models, the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and Civic GX Natural Gas models are also estimated to achieve improved fuel economy compared to the current models. The Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy2 of 39 mpg on the highway, an improvement of 3 mpg when compared to the current model. The Civic Natural Gas vehicle is anticipated to earn a 7 percent improvement in fuel economy compared to the current model. The Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and Civic Natural Gas models will all be equipped wîth the Honda ECO Assist technology.
Along wîth improved fuel economy, the new Civic lineup also delivers more performance, particularly wîth the Civic Si. The Civic Si sedan and coupe models will be equipped wîth a larger, more powerful 2.4-liter engine as well as a new 6-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The new engine is anticipated to deliver 200 horsepower wîth 170 ft-lb of torque. Even wîth the larger engine and a 22 percent increase in torque, Civic Si is targeted to achieve an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy1 of 31 mpg; an increase of 2 mpg when compared to the current model.
The 2012 Civic lineup includes a sedan and a coupe wîth conventional gasoline models, a new 'HF' high fuel economy version, two sporty 'Si' performance versions, along wîth one hybrid and a natural gas alternative-fuel variant.
Additional information on the new 2012 Civic will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
Source - Honda
Engine : 1.8 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 140 hp
Torque: 128 ft-lbs
5-speed Manual, 5-speed Automatic
Civic HF, Sedan, Coupe and Natural Gas Specifications
•140 horsepower, 1.8-liter i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder engine
•5-speed automatic transmission
•ECO Assist technology
•EPA-estimated Civic HF highway fuel economy: 41 mpg
•EPA-estimated Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe highway fuel economy: 39 mpg
Civic Hybrid Specifications
•110 horsepower, 1.5-liter i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder engine (combined gasoline + electric)
•Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
•ECO Assist technology
•EPA-estimated Civic Hybrid city/highway combined fuel economy: 45 mpg
Civic Si Specifications
•200 horsepower and 170 lb-ft, 2.4-liter i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder engine
•6-speed manual transmission•EPA-estimated Civic Si highway fuel economy: 31 mpg
1Preliminary EPA mileage estimates determined by Honda. Final EPA mileage estimates not available at the time of printing. Úse for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
2Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. 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.
All-New 2012 Honda Civic Makes World Debut at New York International Auto ShowCivic launches at dealers nationwide wîth MSRP starting at $15,605
The entire 2012 Honda Civic lineup is making its highly anticipated world debut today at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The conventional gasoline-powered Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, high-performance Civic Si Coupe, gasoline-electric Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas and Civic HF, an all-new high fuel economy model are being shown publicly for the first time.
'The all-new Civic builds on the popularity of the previous generation wîth a complete technology makeover, higher level of refinement and style while improving its position as an excellent value,' said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 'The Civic offers the most diverse model lineup in the industry to best meet the needs and preferences of individual customers.'
In addition to debuting at the New York International Auto Show, the Civic went on-sale today at Honda dealerships nationwide. The base model Civic DX Coupe manufacturer's suggested retail price1 (MSRP) starts at $15,605, which is unchanged from the outgoing model. This value-oriented pricing continues across the lineup wîth navigation-equipped models priced less than the previous-generation model.
For 2012, all existing Civic models achieve higher EPA fuel-economy ratings2 compared to the 2011 models, up by as much as 8 percent on the highway in Civic Sedans and Coupes equipped wîth automatic transmissions.
The Civic Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating2 of 44 mpg city, 44 mpg highway and 44 mpg city/highway combined, making it the most fuel-efficient sedan currently available in the Ú.S. The Civic Hybrid also introduces the latest generation of the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA®) system - now wîth a lithium-ion battery for the first time on a Honda hybrid vehicle. Additionally, an entirely new model, the Civic HF, debuts as a value-oriented, high fuel-economy sedan wîth an EPA estimated highway fuel economy rating2 of 41 mpg, the highest for a conventional, gasoline-powered vehicle wîth an automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The 2012 Civic will be offered wîth several new technologies and features including a 5-inch LCD 'intelligent' Multi-Information Display (i-MID), which provides access to multiple customizable features. Additionally, all new Civic models except the Civic Si, receive Eco Assist™ technology, an innovation that can enhance efficient vehicle operation while providing feedback to promote more-efficient individual driving styles.
Safety on the Civic remains a top priority and the new model features a wide variety of standard equipment including Honda's exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure for enhanced frontal collision energy management and vehicle-to-vehicle frontal crash compatibility. Standard safety equipment includes VSA® that integrates wîth the new Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) system; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; front side airbags wîth occupant position detection system (OPDS); side curtain airbags; and a 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) wîth Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The 2012 Civic is anticipated to score well in both the federal government's New Car Assessment Program3 (NCAP) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety4 (IIHS) vehicle evaluations
Currently, more than 95 percent of all Civics sold in the Ú.S. are built 5 in North America at manufacturing facilities in either Greensburg, Indiana or Alliston, Ontario in Canada.Source - Honda