The entire 2012 Honda Civic lineup makes World Debut at New York International Auto Show
The entire 2012 Honda Civic lineup made its highly anticipated world debut today at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The conventional gasoline-powered Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, high-performance Civic Si Coupe, gasoline-electric Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas and Civic HF, an all-new high fuel economy model are being shown publicly for the first time. For 2012, all existing Civic models achieve higher EPA fuel-economy ratings compared to the 2011 models, up by as much as 8 percent on the highway in Civic Sedans and Coupes equipped with automatic transmissions. The all-new Civic builds on the popularity of the previous generation with a complete technology makeover, higher level of refinement and style while improving its position as an excellent value.
The Honda Civic Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 44 mpg city, 44 mpg highway and 44 mpg city/highway combined, making it the most fuel-efficient sedan currently available in the U.S. The Civic Hybrid also introduces the latest generation of the Integrated Motor Assist system – now with a lithium-ion battery for the first time on a Honda hybrid vehicle. Additionally, an entirely new model, the Civic HF, debuts as a value-oriented, high fuel-economy sedan with an EPA estimated highway fuel economy rating of 41 mpg, the highest for a conventional, gasoline-powered vehicle with an automatic transmission.
The 2012 Civic will be offered with several new technologies and features including a 5-inch LCD “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID), which provides access to multiple customizable features. Safety on the Civic remains a top priority and the new model features a wide variety of standard equipment including Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure for enhanced frontal collision energy management and vehicle-to-vehicle frontal crash compatibility. Standard safety equipment includes VSA that integrates with the new Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) system; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; front side airbags with occupant position detection system (OPDS); side curtain airbags; and a 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.