2012 Honda Civic Revealed
At the beginning of January, Honda showed us the Civic sedan and coupe concepts and now they’ve launched the production model. Unfortunately, there is no hatchback version yet, although I can’t complain as I never liked the design, too futuristic for me.
Both the sedan and the coupe models will feature a 4-cylinder i-VTEC 1.8-liter engine that will produce 140 hp, mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox. The new Civic will benefit from the ECO Assist technology and it will do approximately 39 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.
The sportier “Si” version will have a more powerful 4-cylinder i-VTEC 2.4-liter engine, good for 200 hp and 170 lb.-ft of torque. This power unit will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and it will do 31 mpg on the highway, according to Honda.
There is also going to be a hybrid version available which will feature an electric motor that will work together with a 4-cylinder i-VTEC 1.5-liter engine, producing 110 hp. The hybrid version will benefit from the CVT – Continuously Variable Transmission, the aforementioned ECO Assist technology and a lithium-ion battery.
No word about availability or pricing, but we’ll keep you posted once we find out.
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