These 2012 Civics embraces the
company's vision as a "Civic for all people," a phrase
originally expressed in defining the goal of the
first-generation Civic. With the widest array of engine choices
available in its class, the 2012 Civic lineup intends to meet
the needs of an increasing group of compact-vehicle buyers with
a renewed vision of a "Civic for all people." The diverse
vehicle range includes a sedan and a coupe with conventional
petrol models, two sporty "Si" performance versions, along with
one hybrid and a natural gas alternative-fuel variant.
Collectively the depth of the Civic line offers a compelling
balance between fuel economy, low emissions and fun-to-drive
performance unlike any other vehicle in the industry.
As a new interpretation of the
current Civic's iconic "one-motion" mono-form shape, the
upcoming, ninth-generation Civic conveys a more substantial,
The US Civic's family of engines
with "intelligent" Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic
Control (i-VTEC®) technology become even more fuel efficient for
2012. The upcoming American Civic Hybrid offers the latest
generation of the compact and lightweight Integrated Motor
AssistTM (IMATM) petrol-electric hybrid system and features the
first application of a lithium-ion battery in a Honda hybrid.
This model is not planned to be sold in Europe, with the current
range of Jazz Hybrid, CR-Z and Insight fulfilling the hybrid
requirements of the region.
Building on its emphasis on
fuel-economy, most upcoming Civic models receive Honda Eco
AssistTM technology, already available in the CR-Z, Jazz and
Insight hybrids. The 2012 Civic is the first U.S. Honda model to
employ Eco Assist technology in a petrol-only powered vehicle.
Eco Assist is just one example of how the new Civic can be
customised and configured by the drivers to suit individual
(Jan 11, 2011)