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.

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

The first details about the upcoming 2012 Honda Civic have already started to circulate online. Honda’s most popular model will be offered in three different configurations, intended for three distinct automotive markets. The majority of European drivers are more concerned about finding a parking space than hauling a boat to the lake, so for them Honda is producing the hatchback. Americans aren’t so much worried about the size of their vehicle, but looking good in it is a must, so the Japanese automaker will give us the same coupe that we have been enjoying for years. Because the Japanese market is just as concerned about looking good as the Americans, and their streets are as cramped as in Europe, Honda is making something in between the traditional two box hatch and three box sedan for their domestic market.

Honda will also be bringing back the Civic Hybrid for 2012, this time powered by a 1.5 Liter engine combined to an electric motor. The next generation Civic Hybrid will come with all the features that made it a hit when it debuted, but over the next three years, Honda will come up with even more gas saving features. On the other hand, what we do know is that Honda’s CR-Z will also receive a 1.5 Liter four cylinder mated to either a CVT or a traditional six speed manual transmission. The CR-Z’s official debut will come this October at the Tokyo Auto Salon, and should be in showrooms as early as 2010.

Source: Vtec
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Think car tuning parts are expensive? Turns out the pictures of tuner parts are too. Although this print is a large 23 by 33 inches, it commands an asking price of 39,900 Yen (about $405). Very un-Mugen-like, (Mugen means unlimited in Japanese) the company will only be offering this limited edition print until the end of this month.

The Civic Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Concept sedan revealed today at the SEMA Show represents a new approach on performance improvement. With more consumer concern about fuel prices, future customers may want to maximize the performance of their vehicles without compromising fuel economy. The best way to do that is to put the car on a diet

Honda Civic HFP Concept

The concept features: HFP body kit, super-light alloy wheels with aerodynamic covers, a lighter HFP exhaust system and an upgraded HFP suspension kit.

Honda Civic HFP Concept

It also offers the possibility of improving both fuel economy and performance. In fact, a very similar package has proven its worth on the race tracks of Japan on the Civic Type R race car, which campaigned in a spec series called the Super Taikyu Series.

Honda’s small car is getting a small reduction in price. Qualifed customers can get a 36-month Civic lease for $189 a month with $1,999 down. Previously lease terms were $199 a month with $2,799down. The Civic is one of the last Honda models to get special financing. "That’s a car they didn’t have to incentivize to sell," says Chad Jennings, finance director of Joe Marina Honda in Tulsa, Okla.

Honda will unveil the next generation (ninth) Civic in 2010. Here is an exclusive rendering of what reports suggest the future car may looks like. Based on the OSM Concept unveiled by Honda at the British Motor Show, the future little Honda will likely look more aggressive in its European form and hopefully this look will spill over into North America.

Although Honda has not announced plans to bring the hatchback version of the Civic back to the U.S., we chose this rendering to give us all something to drool over. For Euro Civic fans, sources indicate that the future Civic hatchback will carry over the current single strip light cluster at the rear, but the split rear screen has been dropped to improve visibility.

Honda currently makes two different versions of the Civic. Just like the Accord, the car offered in Europe is a different design and rides on a different platform. The last two generations of the Civic in the U.S. have taken the car away from the youth and turned it into mom and pop’s second car. Gone are the days of the performance-oriented double-wishbone front suspension (2001), instead we get more interior room. It may be reliable, but it lost most of its passion.

The true hope is that with the 2010 update, we will get back the hatchback or at least something similar to the sporty design from our rendering of Honda’s own OSM Concept. Honda make it dependable, but make sure it has a pulse.

Mugen, Honda’s tuning partner, unveiled at the Moscow Motor Show its take on the Civic 5D. Even if we don’t have any details about its specifications, you can see that the Civic 5D MUGEN concept features new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, hood and a new rear wing.

Stay tuned for more details.


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