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Honda introduces the Civic concept coupe and sedan at 2011 NAIAS

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Honda revealed the Civic concept coupe and sedan at the 2011 NAIAS.

by Jason Rzucidlo
americajr@americajr.com

 

WATCH: Interview with Sara Pines, Regional Manager of Public Relations for American Honda Motor Co.

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DETROIT -- American 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.

"This 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."

The 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.

"We 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."

No 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 about $16,000.

"The 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 mpg vehicle."

I 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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The all-new 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe

 

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The right front wheel and headlamp on the Honda Civic concept

 

This page was last updated on Tue, January 18, 2011 3:03 AM

 

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