Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2012 Honda Civic Red Edition

2012 Honda Civic Red Edition

Featuring the widest variety of engine options available in its class, the 2012 Civic is designed to better meet the diverse needs of the buyer of the vehicle when it launches this compact spr ing. The entire redesigned ninth-generation Civic lineup will become more fuel efficient, with two models – the new Civic and Civic Hybrid IC – each estimated fuel economy that provides higher more than 40 mpg on the highway. Built on the tradition of Honda’s fuel efficiency, the economic model Civic HF will be the most fuel-efficient gasoline powered Civic in the lineup just when it launches this spring. Equipped with a motor i-VTEC 1.8-liter, HF Civic is targeted to earn EPA-estimated fuel economy1 of 41 mpg on the highway. The 2012 Civic Hybrid, which will be fitted first with a lithium-ion batteries and a bigger engine of 1.5 liter i-VTEC, is expected to achieve an EPA-estimated city / highway combined fuel economy1 45 mpg, an improvement of 4 mpg compared with the current Civic Hybrid. Both the HF Civic and Civic Hybrid models will be equipped with aerodynamic components to improve efficiency and Honda AssistTM ECO technology, an innovation that can improve the efficient operation of the vehicle, providing feedback to promote more efficient driving styles of individual.

 “The Civic is the only model in the industry can deliver on all fronts – fuel economy, performance, sporty, smart packaging, alternative fuel and long-term value,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “For the ninth-generation Civic, we are emphasizing fuel economy in all areas, from the hybrid sedan with the sporty Si.” In addition to HF and Civic Civic Hybrid models, the Civic sedan, Civic Coupe and Civic GX natural gas models are also estimated to achieve better fuel economy compared to current models. The Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe get an EPA-estimated fuel economy2 of 39 mpg on the highway, an improvement of 3 mpg compared to the current model. The Civic Natural Gas Vehicle is expected to earn a 7 percent improvement in fuel economy over the current model. The Civic sedan, Civic Coupe and Civic Natural Gas models are all equipped with ECO technology Honda Assist.
 Along with saving fuel, the new Civic lineup also offers more performance, especially with the Civic Si sedan and the Civic Si coupe models are equipped with a larger, more powerful engine of 2.4 liters, and a new manual transmission 6 speeds. The new engine is expected to deliver 200 horsepower with 170 lb ft of torque. Even with the larger engine and a 22 percent increase in torque, Civic Si is targeted to achieve an EPA highway fuel-estimated 31 mpg in economy1, an increase of 2 mpg compared to the current model.
The lineup includes a 2012 Civic sedan and coupe with a conventional gasoline models, a new “HF” version high fuel economy, sporty two “Si” performance versions, along with a hybrid and a variant of natural gas to alternative fuels .

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