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.
Honda Access Corporation, manufacturer of genuine Honda aftermarket parts and accessories, announced that it will feature two Modulo concept vehicles in its exhibition at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2008 with NAPAC, to be held from Friday, January 11, to Sunday, January 13, 2008, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Japan.
Honda launched a new version of the Civic in UK with enhanced exterior styling that represents excellent value for money. Called the SE+, the new model’s distinctive 16-inch alloys, body-coloured skirts and spoiler give it sporty looks, designed to appeal to the Civic’s increasingly youthful customer. It is powered by Honda’s 1.4-litre i-DSi engine and costs just £14,900 on-the-road.
JAS Motorsport’s Honda Civic Type R R3 will make its gravel debut on the Wales Rally Great Britain this week, the final round of the 2007 World Rally Championship. Former Junior World Champion Dani Sola will drive the car in Great Britain, having given the Civic Type R R3 its asphalt World Championship debut on the Catalunya Rally in Spain last month. In that event, Sola won the R3 class against well-established opposition.
Honda’s heritage is steeped in research, technological developments, and a long-standing commitment to providing environmentally-sustainable transport. That’s why we’ve tried and tested all manner of options – solar powered vehicles, electric motors, fuel cell and hybrid technology. So it comes as no surprise that Honda is working on the development of biofuel cars, too.
Honda has lagged in hybrid sales behind Toyota, largely because the Honda hybrids are all versions of their standard models, not a unique model, such as the Prius. But, though Honda is said to be working on their own unique appearing hybrid, is fighting back.
They’re calling the Prius – or at least its shape – a “cheese wedge.” They’re doing it in a commercial that apes, in a satirical way, Toyota’s own Prius commercial.
Of course, the “cheese wedge” is winning in the showrooms. So, if Honda is working on a new stand-alone hybrid, whaddaya wanna bet that they’ve got at least one “cheese wedge” in the line?