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2014 Honda Civic

Best Selling, Fun-to-drive Honda Civic Enhanced Again for 2014 Model Year

America's most popular compact car gets significant styling, powertrain and feature upgrades to further extend its competitive lead

The Honda Civic, America's best-selling compact car, extends its competitive lead and value for customers wîth a long list of enhancements for the 2014 model year. Building on the model year 2012 redesign and model year 2013 major refresh, the 2014 Civic features exciting and innovative upgrades including:
•New sportier exterior styling for Civic Coupe and Civic Si Coupe
•Interior styling upgrades for all Civic models
•New available CVT that enhances performance and fuel efficiency
•New available Display Audio wîth 7-inch pinch, tap and swipe touchscreen
•Increased engine performance on all models except Natural Gas and Hybrid
•Civic HF achieves a class-leading 35 mpg combined EPA rating
•New available features include Honda LaneWatch™ blind spot display and Smart Entry wîth Push Button start

'Year over year, we have continued to strengthen the competitive position of Civic wîth new performance, features and value for the money, and 2014 is no exception,' said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. 'This 2014 Civic is our best offering yet, and makes Civic not just the best-selling, but once again the outright best pick in the compact class.'

The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe launch at Honda dealerships nationwide on December 4, 2013, followed by the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas early in 2014, and the Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan in the spring.

Civic Coupe styling and performance
Following a major refresh of Civic Sedan styling for 2013, Honda turns its attention to the Civic Coupe, implementing a host of exterior design changes that include a more aggressive grille, fender, hood and headlight design. Additional Civic Coupe exterior changes include new taillight lenses, sportier front and rear bumpers, new side mirrors and new wheel designs, wîth larger size wheels on some models. Inside, a host of premium interior refinements were applied to all models, including new seat fabrics, door panel trim and audio panel color coordination.

Vital Stats
Engine : 1.8 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 143 hp
Torque: 129 ft-lbs

5-speed Manual, CVT
The Civic Coupe also receives additional performance enhancements, including revised suspension tuning wîth higher spring rates and a stiffer rear stabilizer bar. A revised exhaust system raises power output by 3 horsepower to 143 hp2 and 1 lb-ft of torque to 129 lb-ft3. For added driver engagement, the Civic EX and EX-L Coupe models feature new §teering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

New Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Adding to Civic fuel-efficiency and fun-to-drive performance, an all-new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) replaces the 5-speed automatic in both the Coupe and Sedan (except Civic Natural Gas); the Civic Hybrid retains its current CVT. The new CVT enhances responsiveness by providing quicker and smoother acceleration and improves fuel efficiency wîth a 22 percent wider ratio range and reduced internal friction. The new CVT contributes to higher EPA fuel economy ratings1 of 30 mpg city (+2 mpg; +1 in models equipped wîth paddle shifters) and 33 mpg combined (+1 mpg). The even more fuel-efficient Civic HF improves to an EPA-rated 42 mpg highway (+1 mpg).

Civic Si styling and performance
The Civic Si Coupe benefits from the same styling enhancements as the standard Civic Coupe but adds Si-exclusive design cues, including a unique lower front bumper garnish, larger rear decklid spoiler, and distinctive front and rear air diffusers. Both the Si Coupe and Si Sedan get larger, 18-inch wheels and tires wîth new wheel designs.

The performance-tuned Civic Si Coupe and Sedan also get revised suspension tuning, wîth higher spring rates, new dampers and stiffer rear stabilizer bar. Power is boosted to 205 horsepower4 (+4 horsepower) and 174 lb-ft of torque5 (+4 lb-ft) via a retuned exhaust system.

New Premium Features
New innovations and premium features abound on the 2014 Honda Civic. Standard and available features include a new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen control center wîth optional navigation function, convenient Smart Entry wîth Push Button start, expanded view driver's mirror and Honda LaneWatch™ blind spot display for enhanced driver visibility, plus available auto on/off headlights and power driver seat wîth 8-way adjustability.

The 2014 Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan are available in LX, EX, EX-L and EX-L Navi versions. The Civic HF is available in a sedan body style. The Civic Si Coupe and Sedan are available in standard and Navi trims. Standard, Leather, Navi, and Leather Navi variants are available for the Civic Hybrid. The Civic Natural Gas is available in standard trim and a new Leather Navi version. The 2014 Civic Sedan and Coupe, including Si models, are offered in a new Modern Steel Metallic exterior color, while the Si Coupe and Si Sedan are available in a new Orange Fire Pearl.

Source - Honda

2014 Honda Civic Goes On-Sale Today with a Restyled Coupe, Higher Tech, Better Fuel Efficiency and an Improved Driving Experience

12/04/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif.
•Coupe styling changes accentuate the Civic's sporty and youthful appearance
•Available technology additions include a 7-inch touch-screen Display Audio system and next generation HondaLink™ connectivity
•LaneWatch™ blind spot display comes to Civic line-up
•All-new CVT option increases performance and fuel efficiency

The significantly enhanced 2014 Honda Civic goes on-sale today wîth a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $18,1901 for the Civic LX Coupe and $18,3901 for the Civic LX Sedan.

Extensive fresh and dynamic exterior styling updates on the Civic Coupe and premium interior refinements to all models further enhance the Civic aesthetic appeal. New available features on the 2014 Civic include the 7-inch capacitive touch-screen Display Audio, LaneWatch™ blind spot monitor and Smart Entry wîth Push Button start. The 2014 Civic also marks the introduction of the HondaLink™ Next Generation connected-car technology. HondaLink™ is an application-based platform that allows a seamless integration between a user's smartphone and the car, providing access to online and cloud-based content and information.

An all-new CVT is available on the gasoline only powered Coupe and Sedan. The CVT enhances responsiveness by providing quicker and smoother acceleration and due to its wider ratio range and reduced internal friction, the CVT helped the LX Coupe and LX and EX Sedans to an improvement of 2 mpg city and 1 mpg combined for EPA fuel economy ratings of 30/39/33 city/highway/combined2.

The Civic Coupe is available in LX and EX trims wîth a 5-speed manual transmission or the new CVT and EX-L and EX-L Navi versions wîth CVT. The Civic Sedan comes in LX 5-speed manual or CVT and EX, EX-L and EX-L Navi wîth CVT. A Civic Sedan HF wîth CVT is also available.

Source - Honda

Honda Evolves In-Car Connectivity with New Display Audio Touch-Screen Interface and Next Generation HondaLink™ Technology

12/03/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif.
•Advanced connected-car technology debuts in 2014 Honda Civic, followed by 2015 Fit
•Display Audio touchscreen brings smartphone-like functionality inside the vehicle
•Next gen HondaLink™ makes integrated navigation more affordable and intuitive wîth smartphone-powered navigation app
•2014 Civic wîth Display Audio first Honda model wîth factory installed Siri™ Eyes Free mode from Apple

Honda today introduced the next generation of connected-car technology to meet the evolving needs of today's tech-savvy, always-connected consumers: Honda Display Audio and HondaLink™. Together these technologies represent the most advanced information and media connectivity package ever offered by Honda. Both new systems were demonstrated earlier today on a Google Hangout available to view on Honda's Google+ page ( and will debut on the 2014 Civic, which goes on-sale tomorrow.

Additionally, the 2014 Civic equipped wîth Display Audio marks Honda's first factory installed integration of Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode wîth Siri operation available directly through the §teering wheel-mounted controls when a compatible iPhone is paired via Bluetooth®.

'Display Audio and HondaLink are pioneering technologies that seamlessly and intuitively integrate the power and functionality of a customers' smartphone directly into their vehicle,' said Charles Koch, manager of new business development for American Honda. 'Staying connected to the latest music, information, news, traffic updates, even friends and family, is a must-have capability for a new generation of car buyers.'

Display Audio
The new Display Audio interface1 debuts on the 2014 Civic (EX models and above) and will be featured on the all-new 2015 Fit, arriving next spring. Offering one of the largest touchscreens in its class, Display Audio uses the familiar pinch, swipe and tap functionality of a smartphone to access audio, phonebook, media, vehicle information and available navigation features.

Icons resembling smartphone apps are displayed on a 7-inch, high-definition, capacitive touchscreen, making the interface intuitive and easy to use. Standard internet-sourced music and media options, such as Pandora® are built into the Display Audio interface, wîth the ability to create personalized stations, tap to 'like' songs, and view album artwork directly from the touchscreen. Display Audio also integrates touch operation of the volume (with a quick-swipe adjustment), menu, and return functions for a modern and sleek look. Standard §teering wheel controls compliment the touchscreen features as well.

Next Generation HondaLink™
The Display Audio system wîth next generation HondaLink allows the customer's digital lifestyle to seamlessly integrate wîth the car and provides access to a world of cloud-based information. The all-new application-based platform connects customers to online content both inside and outside the car, all powered by their smartphones. At launch timing, iPhone 5, 5S and 5C will benefit from all the features HondaLink offers. Compatible Android smartphone's are anticipated to become available next year.

Four specialty HondaLink apps provide organization and are a gateway to additional online content:
•Connect App – Provides convenient access for many services including location searches, local weather, messaging, Maintenance Minder alerts, service scheduling by phone, and access to the Owners Guide. Úsers can tap for weather updates and store favorite destinations for quick routing wîth the Navigation app.
•Navigation App – For the first time Honda is offering a comprehensive cloud-based navigation app for purchase2 that includes 3D mapping and continuously updated traffic information. As the first navigation app developed by an automaker wîth mapping data provided by HERE, a Nokia business, this app offers a variety of location search options including search by point of interest, text search, or previous locations. Routes can be pre-planned on a smartphone and will display on the vehicle's touchscreen. Turn-by-turn routing guidance is available through the vehicle's audio system as well.
•Aha™App – provides access to an extensive and diverse selection of audio content across multiple genres and demographics, plus featured new stations, Internet radio, podcasts, audiobooks, news, Twitter and Facebook updates and nearby location listings for restaurants, coffee houses, hotels, weather, parks, and gas stations. Úsers can tap to personalize stations or add favorites via smartphone or directly through the Display Audio interface.
•Launcher App –Finds and organizes Honda-approved 3rd party apps so they can be quickly integrated into the Display Audio system. Approved apps can be found through the Launcher and shown on the Display Audio screen for easy access.

Additional new features found wîth HondaLink include HondaLink Assist, which can help provide emergency assistance to drivers. If there is a cellular connection and an airbag deployment sensor is triggered by a collision, the system is designed to automatically attempt to notify an operator, report the car's current location, and allow you to talk directly to the operator. The operator can then contact emergency services if needed.

Siri Eyes Free Integration

Display Audio integrates Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode into Honda vehicles. Compatible iPhone® users will be able to operate Siri through familiar voice commands by pressing and holding the TALK button on the §teering wheel when their iPhone is paired via Bluetooth® . Úsing Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and helps minimize distractions by keeping an iOS device's screen from lighting up.

Owners can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.
•Sending text messages and e-mails
•Reading incoming text messages and emails
•Setting up calendar entries, reminders, and alarms
•Checking the weather
•Turn-by-turn voice navigation (when the audio system is set to Bluetooth® Audio or iPod mode)
•Sports scores and stock quotes

Display Audio is the first factory installed integration of Siri Eyes Free mode into a Honda vehicle. Previously, it was available on select Honda and Acura models including the 2013 -2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX only as a dealer installed accessory.

For additional Display Audio images and videos, please visit To view the HondaLink Google Hangout, visit the Honda Google+ page at

About Honda
Honda offers a complete lineup of cars and trucks through a network of more than 1,000 dealerships in the Únited States. In 2013, Honda marks 40 years of the Civic model, wîth more than 30 years of producing automobiles in America, which began wîth the Accord in Marysville, Ohio, in November 1982. Having produced more than 25 million vehicles in North America through 2012 using domestic and globally1 sourced parts, Honda currently operates 14 major manufacturing facilities in North America, producing a wide range of Honda automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, engines and transmissions.

Source - Honda
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