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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.


Usually the Honda Civic gets a makeover about every five years, but this year Honda will shift the cycle. Why? Changing market conditions and tougher fuel economy and emissions regulations will delay the reformatting for one more year.

John Mendel said in an interview with Automotive news: "In general, we are not changing cycles. We change vehicles as need be. The ability to do something based on more current information is better than waiting a full model cycle. Some of that is being able to have the opportunity to change [based on] what you see happening in the marketplace."

According to him the next Civic will be larger than the current current model, but its exterior has been resized to match the current one a little closer. Also, the Honda CR-V will stick to a five-year cycle, so we will get a redesign model next year.

That’s the good and bad thing about the automotive business and everything else for that matter. A line is drawn and then someone else will come along and erase it to draw the line again. What we don’t understand is why Honda can’t just say, "Hey, yeah, we had to shift the cycle." It happens guys. It’s not that big a deal. Plus, the Civic is still a pretty good sell for Honda, so the delay probably wouldn’t hurt anyway.

Honda (UK) and Team Dynamics Motorsport announced today the Civic BTCC rally car that will race the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship by Matt Neal and Gordon "Flash" Shedden.

The car will be painted in Championship White paint, Honda’s traditional racing color.

Also touring car fans will have the chance to win a one-off Civic Type R Mugen Concept car in a competition that will be running in participating Honda dealerships.

Press release after the jump.


Redesigned in 2009, the Honda Civic gets refreshed exterior and interior styling features comprised of updated headlight and taillight combination; new alloy wheel designs for Civic EX, Civic EX-L and Civic Si; and updated seating cloth materials for a more premium interior feel. For the sedan version prices are ranging from $15,655 to $25,340, and for the coupe version from $15,455 to $24,255.

The 2010 Civic (both sedan and coupe versions) are powered by a 1,8 liter inline 4-Cylinder engine with a total output of 140 hp. The SI versions get a 2,0 liter engine with an output of 197 hp. The standard model get either a 5-speed manual transmission, or a 5-speed automatic one. The SI version 6-speed manual one.

The technologies line-up includes: Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure; side curtain airbags; driver’s and front passenger’s side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); and dual-stage, dual-threshold driver’s and front passenger’s airbags (SRS).

UPDATE 06/18/2010: Check out our review of the 2010 Honda Civic by clicking here .

Press release after the jump.

In Japanese the word Mugen means unlimited, it is also the name of Honda’s in house racing branch that brought us the ultimate Mugen Type RR . Doing what they do best, the factory backed tuners are taking their big winged Civic Type R a bit further to create the special edition Honda Civic Type R Mugen 200 in celebration of their 2010 (BTCC) British Touring Car Championship racing efforts and will compete with vehicles like the Ford Focus RS and the Renault Mégane R26R off the track.

Destined exclusively for the British isles when it goes on sale this April, all 200 examples of the limited edition Civic Type R are covered in a Championship White finish accented with gloss black mirror covers and features exclusive Mugen equipment like bespoke front and rear bumpers with lower hanging side skirts, 19 inch alloy wheels, Mugen badges and Limited Edition number plaque and the all important (LSD) Limited Slip Differential.

Press release after the jump.

For most of us who aren’t immersed in the world of auto production, the technology and research that goes into building a car is something a lot of us probably underestimate.

Honda ’s latest commercial featuring the European Honda Civic touches on a pretty simple truth; the creation of the car came as a result of a tireless collaboration among a host of individuals , all of which, are pretty determined in building the perfect European Honda Civic.

While it may seem that the whole advertisement is geared towards letting the whole world know just how much time and effort goes into making the European Honda Civic, Honda is quick to let everybody in on idea that they used just about anything under the sun to build the perfect European-released Honda Civic Honda Civic , among them includes outboards, racer cars, robots, bikes, quads, and just about any other material Honda has previously used before.

Source: YouTube

Not too long ago Topspeed reported about Honda’s in house tuner Mugen and their plan to take the Civic Type R hot hatch and pump up the adrenaline a few notches. Well today the Japanese automaker has confirmed that their R spec hatchback will indeed go on sale in the European market, and Mugen won’t be far behind with their own tuner ride complete with aggressively restyled bumpers, vented hood and fenders and an oversized rear wing that would make even the boldest of Evo owners jealous.

Honda Civic Type R Euro by Mugen

To go along with the boy racer body pieces, Mugen is also offering a set of lightweight 18 inch alloy wheels available in either gunmetal or bronze. Mugen has also dedicated quite a bit of time and energy into making the race ready Civic light on its feet and able to change directions at a moments notice, so they have fitted a sport suspension package as well as an upgraded brake kit. However the best parts of the car are those which you wish you never have to see, like a copper fiber clutch set that is made to take the added abuse that comes along with making quick shifts thanks to the Mugen short throw shifter, but the Pièce de résistance is a limited slip differential that is sure to cure any of the woes associated with a front wheel drive performance vehicle.

Like usual the UK got all the coll cars! And the new Honda Civic Type R Mugen is no exception. Designed especially for the British roads, the new Type R Mugen is now officially into production and will be limited to only 20 units, each priced at £38,599 (around $64,000 at the current rates).

Honda Civic Type R Mugen into production; limited to 20 units

Each and every Civic Type R Mugen will be hand-built at MUGEN Euro, based in Northampton – with customers receiving a unique, involved experience during the build process of each car. Under the hood there is a 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine that delivers a total of 240 hp - 20% increase over a standard model. The extra power of the tuned engine is transferred to road or track via a limited slip differential, and grip and handling are also significantly improved through a completely revised suspension set-up, with custom-made springs and dampers employed.

All the 20 units will be painted in Championship White – the traditional racing color of the brand and will will wear a special badge inside on the center console, listing the serial number of each unique model.

Press release after the jump.


If you can remember a short while back, we reported about Honda’s in house tuner Mugen and their planned take on the Civic Type R hot hatch. Well today they have just reveled some details regarding just how much these trick body parts will cost if eager enthusiasts are looking to recreate the tricked out tuner ride from the comfort of their own home with aggressive restyled bumpers, vented hood and fenders and an oversized rear wing that would make the Mugen Type R at home on a stage of the World Rally Championship.

Mugen FN2 Honda Civic Type R

A while back Mugen came out with a Civic that went above and beyond what any Honda enthusiast could have hoped for with the Mugen RR , the only drawback is that the RR was a pit on the pricy side. So if you aren’t ready to dish out big money for a front driver but still want the aesthetic appeal of the limited production super civic, then the “unlimited” Honda tuner has just what you are looking for with their aggressive new aero kit for the Honda Civic Type R . The six piece tuning kit is being marketed as turning an ordinary Civic into the "Premium Super Sports" concept and comes complete with everything needed to drastically change the appearance of your Type R.

As we all know, Mugen is more about going than showing, so aside from new front bumper with integrated lip spoiler, twin hood scoops, wider fenders, lower side skirts, new rear apron and massive rear wing, Mugen is also developing a series of power producing parts for the tiny Type R hatchback. So no matter whether you want a full out sport compact tuner car, or one that just looks and performs like one, you might want to check out what Mugen has to offer.

Press release after the jump.

If you thought the Mugen RR was pretty sweet, but just aren’t ready to dish out that kind of dough for a front driver but still want the aesthetic appeal of the limited production super civic, then the in house Honda tuner Mugen has just what you are looking for. Mugen is preparing to launch a new aero kit for the European spec Honda Civic Type R . Set to be released this summer, the kit has been revealed as the "Premium Super Sports" concept and comes complete with everything needed to drastically change the appearance of your Type R.

As we all know, Mugen is more about going than showing, so aside from new front bumper with integrated lip spoiler, twin hood scoops, wider fenders, lower side skirts, new rear apron and massive rear wing, Mugen is also developing a series of power producing parts for the tiny Type R hatchback. So no matter whether you want a full out sport compact tuner car, or one that just looks and performs like one, you might want to check out what Mugen has to offer.

Mugen prepares Civic Type RR

In Japanese the word Mugen means unlimited, it is also the name of Honda’s factory racing branch. Doing what they do best, the in house tuners are working their magic on the current generation of Honda’s econobox in order to create the hottest front wheel drive four door of all time, the Mugen Type RR . This factory tuned Civic will compete with vehicles like the Ford Focus RS and the Renault Mégane R26R . The Mugen badged rice rocket will go on sale this fall and will be produced in a limited series.

For around $60,000 you will get a 240 HP worth of Honda V-Tec, a tuned suspension, a body kit covered with bits of carbon fiber and a stripped-out interior. Despite the scarce interior, new car buyers will be able to choose from a few different levels of personalization straight off the showroom floor.

This vehicle is on a level that most Honda’s wish to be at, full of JDM street credit and a race tuned engine, the RR shouldn’t even wear the name Civic. Unfortunately in this case, “unlimited” is referring to the car’s potential and not to its production run.

Source: CAR

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