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.
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 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?
The 2008 Honda Civic Si combines razor-sharp handling with a high-revving, 197-horsepower, 8000 rpm redline, 2.0 liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine; 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission; and a helical-type, limited-slip differential. For 2008, the exclusive and limited production Civic MUGEN Si Sedan debuts with a high-performance suspension, lightweight forged aluminum wheels, aerodynamic body kit with adjustable rear wing spoiler and a sport-tuned exhaust system.
Honda has announced that a factory-prepared 2008 Honda Civic MUGEN Si Sedan will debut in mid-October. The Civic MUGEN Si Sedan is equipped with a high-performance suspension, forged aluminum wheels, aerodynamic body styling and a sport-tuned exhaust system.