In 2000, Civics
featured a new low, flat floor which enabled passengers to easily move
from front to rear. In 2003, Honda offered its first Civic Hybrid
powered by a 1.3 liter, 85-horse power four cylinder gas engine and a
13-horsepower electric motor. The 2006 Civic featured futuristic styling
and a 1.8 liter, 140 horsepower inline four cylinder engine with i-VTEC
offered on all trim levels.
Honda has introduced its latest generation of its
iconic small car with an all new exterior and exterior design, plus a
variety of fuel thirsty powertrains. For the 2012 Civic base sedan and
coupe, Honda offers a 140-horsepower, 16-valve single overhead cam 1.8
liter engine. The sedan comes with a choice of a five-speed manual or
For those looking for more performance, Honda will
offer the 2012 Honda Civic Si sedan powered by a 201 horsepower, 2.4
liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine and the 2012 Honda Civic Si coupe
with its 197 horsepower, 2.0 liter DOHC i-VTEC engine. Standard
equipment on the Si series will include anti-lock brakes, McPherson
struts and a multi- link rear suspension.
In addition to
gas-powered versions, the 2012 Honda Civic lineup also includes a Hybrid
model and, eventually, a natural gas-powered version. The 2012 Honda
Civic HF - or high efficiency - will be offered with the Honda EcoAssist
system, a computer controlled technology designed to change throttle
response and shift times to maximize fuel economy.