Honda Motor Co. showed off two versions of its all-new
Civic concept, a coupe model and a sedan model. The
production version, which is expected to look very
similar to these concepts, will go on sale in the
spring of 2011. Three variations of the Civic will
be available in dealers: Gasoline, hybrid and natural
gas. Honda's Eco Assist information system will be
added to most models. It will help the driver learn
how to drive green and save 10 percent in fuel economy.
car is definitely slated to come here this year,"
said Sara Pines, regional manager of public relations
for American Honda Motor Co. "Although these
are concepts, it gives you a good idea of the styling
direction you'll see when the car is released. There
will be several variants. There might be something
different than you've seen before."
new Civic hybrid will include a lithium ion battery
cell, which is a first on a Honda hybrid. Other Honda
hybrid vehicles such as the Honda Insight, are equipped
with a nickel metal hydride battery pack.
definitely made it a little more angular, a little
more sporty, a little bit wider in the rear."
Pines added. "We tried to change the dimensions
to suit the young at heart and young mindset that
are looking for something new."
details have been announced on the type of engine
or the number of new Civics that will be produced.
Pricing will be announced in a few months, however
it will be similar to the current model, which costs
exterior speaks for itself," she explained. "It's
a lot more aggressive than the current Civic. The
tires and wheels are very different. The creases along
the side of the car have been made much more pronounced
for a lot more styling interest. We have said that
one of our Civics or the line-up will feature a 40
like the new Honda Civic concept. However, I did not
notice much of a difference from the current version.
I guess I figured the concept version would look a
bit more edgy.
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