Honda Civic

Honda Civic

  Launched in 2006, the Civic comes with a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. You also get a Hybrid version with a 1.3 i-VTEC engine and an Integrated Motor Assist. The Civic comes with both a manual and automatic gearbox but there is no diesel engine option. Its competitors are the Toyota Corolla Altis, Renault Fluence and the Chevrolet Cruze.

In addition to the Honda Civic SI Concept , Honda also brought the new Civic Concept Sedan to the Detroit Auto Show. Together with the SI Concept, the two new Civic models give us a good idea on what the latest generation of Honda’s legendary Civic line is going to look like.

As for the Civic Concept Sedan, Honda designed the car using clean and powerful lines and overall pronounced character lines in the front while having lower character lines towards the rear fender, enhancing the car’s dynamic outlook of vibrancy and forward energy.

Similar to the Si Concept, the Civic Concept Sedan also features a front fender surface treatment that forms a complex, three-dimensional look, further enhancing the sedan’s depth and sophistication.

Moreover, the Civic Concept Sedan features a completely new front grille that’s defined by crisp lines and a solid bar that integrates a chrome Honda emblem to go along with a set of 19” machined alloy wheels.

Apart from the Sedan and Si models, the ninth generation Honda Civic line-up will include a sedan, a coupe with conventional gasoline models, and two sporty "Si" performance versions, along with one hybrid and a natural gas alternative-fuel variant.

According to John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda, the new and redesigned Civic is going to be the best one yet. “The Civic is known for providing a balance of ’just-right’ packaging, fun-to-drive character and outstanding fuel economy, at a price that even first-time buyers can afford," he said.

Gracing the showroom floors of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show is the new Honda Civic Si, a concept that offers us a first glimpse of the ninth generation Civic Si going on sale later this spring. The Si concept is defined by clean-yet-powerful lines with a steeply raked windshield, wide stance, and pronounced character lines along the profile.

The new Civic Si Concept features a more angular front fascia, mesh grille, and a tapered rear roofline that flows smoothly into the trunk. Its aggressive look is completed by a rear air diffuser, a center-mounted exhaust outlet, and a rear deck lid spoiler with dual vents. The concept sits on 19" machined alloy wheels with an impressive red exterior paint making it look better than ever.

The ninth generation Honda Civic line-up will include a sedan, a coupe with conventional gasoline models, and two sporty "Si" performance versions, along with one hybrid and a natural gas alternative-fuel variant.

The first Honda Civic was revealed in 1973, and after 37 years of history the company is offering a wide range with technologically advanced Civic Sedan and Coupe models, a Civic Hybrid, a high-performance Civic Si and a Civic GX model that runs exclusively on natural gas.

Customers will have the possibility to choose from three engines. Base version will be powered by a 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine that delivers 140 HP, while the SI version gets a 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine that delivers 197 HP. There is also a Hybrid version powered by a 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) gasoline-electric hybrid technology.

The SI version is distinguished by sport-tuned suspension, damper and stabilizer bar tuning, 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 and performance oriented sport-trimmed black cloth seats with synthetic suede bolsters and red stitching.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 Honda Civic.

Honda has announced that the company will unveil a new Civic Concept in January 2011 at the Detroit Auto Show , less than a month away. The first sketch reveals a sleek and aerodynamic profile of the show vehicle. According to the company this is in fact a preview version of the ninth-generation 2012 Civic that will go on sale in the spring 2011.

Honda didn’t offer any details on the concept, but the first sketch reveals an exterior design strongly inspired by the CR-Z hybrid sports car. We imagine that the concept will feature the usual petrol and diesel engines offered in the previous models, but a hybrid powertrain is also a possibility. Rumors suggest that the concept might also carry a dual clutch transmission.

John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president of sales, will introduce the concept vehicle at a press conference, which will also be broadcasted live via webcast on www.hondanews.com/live2011naias.

Our friends over at Honda Malaysia understand the market’s inclination and preference for dressed up white vehicles. So instead of letting these customers worry about how to dress up their Hondas, Honda Malaysia decided to do the dressing up for them.

Honda Malaysia President and COO Rohime Shafie explained that through a survey conducted by the company, they discovered that a number of their customers preferred the addition of extra accessories to further establish sportiness and exclusivity to the cars.

“With this finding, and in view of the increasing trend of preference for white shaded vehicles in Malaysia market, we have created a fleet of white-coloured Concept M special edition models to fulfill customers’ demand,” he said.

With the introduction of the Concept M models, Honda Malaysia has given three of its models – the Accord , the Civic , and the Jazz – kitted-out, special edition variants. Named in honor of Honda’s two official accessories partners Mugen and Modulo , the Concept M models are taken to a whole new dressed up variant, all while sporting the increasingly popular white finish. The results are three dressed up Honda vehicles that will have customers tripping over each other in an effort to get one of these limited edition models for themselves.

Details after the jump

Christmas is still a good month away, but Honda ’s already in a giving mood. As part of their participation in the British Touring Car Championship, the Japanese automaker raffled off a one-off Honda Civic Type R Mugen Concept. This is the very same concept that Honda showed a year ago before the car was green-lighted for a limited production of 20 units, and at present costs about £60,000, or a shade under $100,000.

The lucky winner, a man named Jim Morgan from Manchester, England, was picked from over 24,000 entries. Not only did he receive the one-off concept car, but he was also afforded the added treat of meeting Honda’s BTCC racers Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden and given a tour of the MUGEN facility in Northampton. Quite a haul for a lucky winner, huh?

Obviously, Mr. Morgan was beyond thrilled with his good fortune of winning the concept racer. "I still can’t quite believe I’ve won this unbelievable concept car," he said

"To meet Matt and Gordon, rocket around Silverstone in a Type R, and talk to the guys who built my car was incredible! Seeing how the Type R MUGEN was built really gives you a feel for how special it is. The guys at MUGEN have put everything they’ve got into this car."

We know how it feels, Mr. Morgan. We once won a month’s worth of Krispy Kreme doughnuts at a raffle. Yeah, free donuts for one month. It wasn’t a car, but it sure tasted good.

Now that Honda has decided to discontinue the UK-built Civic Type R after not meeting the Euro V emissions regulations, the Japanese-based auto company is bringing a select number of these sporty hot hatches back to the motherland as a limited edition release.

The 2011MY Civic Type R Euro will be launched in Japan in limited quantity – only 1,500 units will be made available – putting it up for grabs to the first 1,500 customers who would want to drive home with one.

There’s not a whole lot of difference between the current-generation Civic Type R Euro from its predecessor – the 2.0-liter VTEC engine remains the same – with the only new components being a new color for the three-door hot hatch – Crystal Black Pearl – in addition to a number of trim updates and a redesigned fuel cap.

The 2011MY Civic Type R Euro will be sold in its home country at a price tag of 3 million Yen, which, if you convert based on current exchange rates, is around $37,000. Too bad we won’t be able to get a piece of this Civic hatch. Would’ve been a nice addition to our garage.

The 2012 Honda Civic has been caught testing undisguised somewhere in Dubai. While we have no details on the future model, you can easily notice that the 2012 Civic will get modified bumpers, a new grille, a revised hood, and updated head- and taillights.

For the interior Honda will offer a slightly modified two-tier dashboard, a revised steering wheel, and a new climate control system. As for the engine line-up, all we know is there will be a new range of petrol and diesel engine, including a new 1.5 liter and a new 1.8 liter engine. The Civic will also receive a new dual-clutch transmission. With the new engine line-up Honda will focus on improving the fuel economy and not on the car’s performance.

The 2012 Civic will go on sale next year. Stay tuned for more details!

Source: WCF

Honda’s most successful model in the lineup will be receiving a few updates for its European version in 2011. The Honda Civic will not only get some exterior modifications, but it will also get some tweaks for the interior.

The first addition to the exterior of the Civic is a new front grille inspired from the iconic ‘Type R’ model. The grille is followed by a range of new alloy wheels fitted as standard with individual designs and sizes dependent on the variant chosen. The five-door range in the 1.4L SE and Si, as well as the 1.8L SE trim level, will get new 16-inch rims. The five-door 1.8-liter Si now wears a fresh set of 17-inch boots. Also for 2011, customers will have another exterior color to choose from: Ionized Bronze.

For the interior, Honda will offer a series of new interior finishes. The SE and ES trim gets half fabric and luxurious Alcantara, while the Si is now half leather and Alcantara with heated front seats.

The new Civic will go on sale in November at a price of £13,995.

Press release after the jump.

The build preview of Fox Marketing’s 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe happened more than six weeks ago just after the conclusion of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Since that time, Fox Marketing has finally completed their SEMA-bound project, and it is as good - maybe even better - than what we initially thought.

The event is less than a week away and since a lot of automakers and aftermarket companies are coming out with previews of their programs, Fox Marketing has joined in on the fun with a doozy of a program for the Civic SI Coupe. The tuning project for the car involves a modified chassis, an extensive exterior make-over, and best of all, a tuning program that will boost the car’s output all the way up to 450 horsepower courtesy of an intercooler kit, among other things. For a car that carries a 2.4-liter engine with ’only’ 201 horsepower and 170 lb/ft of torque on tap, bumping the output by over 150% is nothing short of extraordinary.

In addition to the engine upgrade, Fox Marketing also gave the car some aesthetic and aerodynamic enhancements, including a a Blue Pearl exterior finish, a new aero kit, a lowered suspension system, a new set of 20" wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes 4 Tires, and Yonaka Ronin Racing Seats with factory Civic Si fabric inserts.

UPDATE 11/01/11: This review has been updated with official photos courtesy of Honda

UPDATE 11/07/2011: We have added live images from the SEMA Show. Find them in the picture gallery.

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