The entire 2012 Honda Civic lineup is making its first appearance today at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. Models include the gasoline-powered Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, high-performance Civic Si Coupe, gasoline-electric Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas and Civic HF. That latter is the latest addition to the lineup, promising extreme fuel-efficiency.
These new models may be making their world debut in New York, but they are already heading to showrooms as well starting at just 15,605 — the same price as the outgoing model. While pricing remains similar, and in many cases, better than the current model, all 2012 Civic models achieve higher EPA fuel economy ratings than the outgoing 2011 models.
Civic Hybrid will be able to achieve 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. This model features Honda’s latest generation Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system and now boasts a lithium-ion battery for the first time.
With the latest Civic, Honda continues to offer one of the safest cars in its class. The 2012 Civic boasts a wide variety of standard equipment including Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. 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. Honda expects the Civic to receive the highest crash test ratings possible.
“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,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “The Civic offers the most diverse model lineup in the industry to best meet the needs and preferences of individual customers.”