• One Lucky Fan Will Get to Drive Off in The Black Eyed Peas Custom-Made Civic Hybrid Featured in the ’Pump It’ Video

    Honda Civic Hybrid 2006
Honda Civic and The Black Eyed Peas have teamed up to take car customization to a whole new level in celebration of the 6th annual Honda Civic Tour. The Black Eyed Peas customized and designed a one-of-a-kind Civic Hybrid that will be showcased at each stop along the tour.

Fans will not only get a chance to see the customized car that was recently featured in The Black Eyed Peas ’Pump It’ video but will also have a chance to win it! Concert-goers can enter the sweepstakes to drive the ’pimped out’ hybrid home at the on-site kiosk at each show, online at http://www.hondacivictour.com/ , or by mail until August 2006. This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 48 Contiguous United States, including the District of Columbia, who were licensed drivers, 18 years of age or older as of February 14, 2006.

The exterior of the car features a custom fireball-flaked, metallic red and black base coat with marbleized gold scrolling. The Black Eyed Peas logo embellishes the rear passenger doors, a custom hybrid logo adorns the gas cap, and each band members’ autograph can be found on the vehicle.

The interior features customized red leather seats with gold stitching, embroidered with the band’s monkey logo on the headrests. Black paint with cream leather accents highlights the dash, center console and door panels. The one-of-a-kind, floor mats are embroidered with The Black Eyed Peas "BEP" logo. A custom-installed Shure 55SH microphone acts as the gear shift to get you rolling.

Alpine Electronics has supplied a state-of-the-art mobile multimedia system for the customized Honda Civic Hybrid. This system allows for multiple types of audio/video/navigation formats to be played in the car.

Providing bass to the 700-watt system are two Type-S 10-inch subwoofers, powered by two V12 amps. Two pairs of Type-S speakers, mounted on the front and rear of the car, offer crystal clear sound reproduction.

The system comes equipped with a KCA-420i iPod Interface Adaptor allowing the users to connect their iPods into the audio system. The Hybrid also comes equipped with XM Satellite Radio.

Completing the system is Alpine’s award-winning satellite-linked NVE-N872A navigation system, which provides turn-by-turn voice guidance to addresses throughout the continental U.S. The system is Satellite Traffic Ready utilizing your choice of XM NavTraffic and comes with a Zagat restaurant rating guide.

The Hybrid is outfitted with racing inspired, black 18" Konig "Unknown" lightweight rims. For the ultimate in performance driving, the Direzza DZ101 tires help to command higher sports driving capability with minimized trade-offs.

Manufactured from the finest chrome silicon steel, the Sprint Performance Suspension is created to last a lifetime. The sport lowering coils for the 2006 Honda Civic Sedan Hybrid allows the vehicle to drop 2.00 inches in the front and rear, lowering the center of gravity for better handling while providing "a controlled and comfortable ride."

Fine motorsport styling is added to the vehicle with BORLA’s mirror-polished exhaust tip featuring an embossed BORLA logo. Precision computer controlled CNC manufacturing ensures a perfect fit, while premium Aircraft-Quality T-304 Stainless Steel construction allows maximum durability and a street-commanding look that lasts for years - guaranteed for a cool million miles.

A custom Black Eyed Peas branded electronic public address system is included with each vehicle which accompanies the horn as a useful tool to help navigate around the city and to give the necessary shout outs as you get into Monkey Business.

The completely redesigned 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid is the most economical and environmentally responsible gasoline-powered Civic ever. The Civic Hybrid provides the ultimate in clean and efficient technology with the highest fuel economy and lowest emissions of any Civic. Through this technology the Hybrid can achieve an EPA estimated city/highway fuel economy of 49/51 miles per gallon. Honda first introduced U.S. consumers to hybrid technology with the Insight in December 1999. It launched its second hybrid vehicle, the Civic Hybrid, in March 2002, followed by the first-ever V6-powered hybrid, the Accord Hybrid, in December 2004.

Honda began operations in the U.S. in 1959 with the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda’s first overseas subsidiary. Honda now employs more than 30,000 associates in North America. Honda currently has 12 manufacturing plants in North America, producing automobiles, light trucks, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft, engines, transmissions and other components. Nearly 8 of 10 Honda and Acura cars and light trucks sold in America are assembled in North America as well. Many of these products are now designed and developed at one of Honda’s U.S. R&D centers. Honda annually purchases more than $12 billion in parts and materials from suppliers in North America.

Produced by ignition, Inc., the Honda Civic Tour now in its 6th consecutive year brings innovation and environmental consciousness to the masses by combining the hottest in automotive technology with the hottest in music. The Honda Civic was recently recognized as the prestigious 2006 Motor Trend Car of the Year. Honda is also proudly introducing an impressive new Civic Hybrid for 2006 that is more than a redesign; it’s a reinvention.

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