Coupe and Sedan
At the 2011 North American International Auto Show Honda
took the covers off two concept vehicles which are designed
to preview the next generation US-spec Civic.
The Honda Civic Si Concept coupe and Civic Concept sedan
are designed to lend a more substantial, high-energy appearance
to the Civic model for 2012.
"The Civic is known for providing a balance of
'just-right' packaging, fun-to-drive character and outstanding
fuel economy, at a price that even first-time buyers can
afford," said John Mendel, executive vice president
of sales for American Honda. "The redesigned Civic
builds on this legacy and promises to be the best Civic
The exterior styling of both Civic concept models feature
clean lines, steeply raked windshields, wide stances and
distinctive character lines along the profile.
The Civic Concept sedan has a slightly more grown-up presence
than the Coupe. The Civic Si Concept coupe has a sporty,
aggressive look which is enhanced by a more angular front
fascia, mesh grille and a tapered rear roofline that flows
smoothly into the trunk. The Civic Si Concept coupe is
exclusively equipped with a rear air diffuser, a center-mounted
exhaust outlet and a rear deck lid spoiler with dual vents.
Each concept model is fitted with 19-inch machined alloy
The 2012 Civic is the first U.S. Honda model to employ
Eco Assist technology in a gasoline-only powered vehicle.
Additionally the Civic's family of engines with "intelligent"
Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC)
technology will become even more fuel efficient for 2012.
The upcoming Civic Hybrid offers the latest generation
of the compact and lightweight Integrated Motor Assist
gasoline-electric hybrid system and features the first
application of a lithium-ion battery in a Honda hybrid.
Similar and related vehicles:
Honda Sports 4
Honda Small Hybrid Sports