2012 Honda Civic concept. Click image to enlarge
2012 Honda Civic concept
Montreal, Quebec – The Honda Civic Concept sedan has made its Canadian debut at the Montreal International Auto Show, providing the first glimpse at the styling direction of the all-new, ninth-generation 2012 model set to go on sale this spring.
“The Civic is renowned for its core attributes, including fun-to-drive character, outstanding fuel economy, class-leading safety and high value,” said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice-president of Honda Canada. “The redesigned 2012 Civic builds on this great legacy and promises to be the best Civic yet.”
The diverse Civic range includes a sedan and coupe with conventional gasoline models, two sporty Si performance versions, and a third-generation hybrid. The Civic engines with “intelligent” variable valve timing and lift electronic control (i-VTEC) technology become even more fuel efficient for 2012, while the upcoming Civic Hybrid offers the latest generation of the company’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) gasoline-electric hybrid system and the first application of a lithium-ion battery in a Honda hybrid vehicle.
All 2012 Civics will be equipped with vehicle stability assist as standard equipment, as well as a full complement of standard safety features.