Honda Automobiles: 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas Represents Proven Alternative

Posted on 20. Apr, 2011 by in Honda Canada

The all-new 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas leverages a character and excellence of a Civic Sedan with a wide-ranging environmental and chronological operational cost advantages of a automobile run exclusively on dense healthy gas (CNG).

“The Civic Natural Gas builds on a company’s 15-year bequest of charity viable, choice fuel-powered vehicles by adding renouned facilities and expanding a sell availability,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp boss of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Inherently clean-burning healthy gas has a proven lane record as an intensely low-emission, domestically constructed travel fuel. The new Civic Natural Gas creates it even some-more accessible to daub into this fascinating and abounding resource.”

The Civic Natural Gas (formerly named Civic GX) has been offering to swift business national given a 1998 indication year. Since 2005 it has also been marketed to sell business starting in California, and afterwards after in New York, Utah and Oklahoma. For 2012, a Civic Natural Gas is staid to enlarge sell entrance as it becomes accessible nationwide1 by competent Honda dealers.

Multiple advantages exist to regulating healthy gas as a automobile fuel. From a value standpoint, healthy gas has historically cost about 30-percent reduction per gasoline-gallon-equivalent compared to gasoline when purchased during open fueling stations. As an choice fuel automobile with intensely low smog-forming emissions, a Civic Natural Gas now qualifies for a state-issued decal permitting single-occupant entrance to high-occupancy automobile (HOV) “carpool” lanes in California and several other states.

For 2012, a Civic Natural Gas receives extended underline calm found in a other all-new Civic models. The new “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID) provides a accessible height for formation of automobile information and concordant personal wiring with a driver-oriented 5-inch tone LCD arrangement and discerning steering circle controls. Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for concordant mobile phones and a USB audio interface for concordant song players are also standard.

For a initial time ever, a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation with voice approval and FM Traffic is accessible in a Civic Natural Gas. The navigation complement database singly includes sell fueling locations for CNG.

A CNG-version of a same 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine found in a Civic Sedan and Coupe models powers a Civic Natural Gas. A 5-speed involuntary delivery is customary equipment. The Civic Natural Gas has a Honda-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating2 of 27/38/31 miles per gallon (gasoline-gallon equivalent). Compared to a 2011 model, city fuel economy improves by 12.5 percent, and highway fuel economy is adult by 5.5 percent. The Civic Natural Gas includes Honda’s ECO Assist technology, an creation that can raise fit automobile operation during a hold of a symbol while also providing visible feedback to foster and endorse an fit pushing style.

The Civic Natural Gas engine incorporates singular facilities to work exclusively on CNG. The application ratio increases to 12.7:1, compared to 10.6:1 in a Civci Sedan’s gasoline-powered engine. Exclusive fuel injectors, intake and empty valves, and valve seats accommodate a singular properties of healthy gas. Stronger joining rods and special pistons are used in care of a aloft application ratio.

The Civic Natural Gas has a 3600 p.s.i. fuel tank located between a back wheels. The safety-engineered aluminum-lined combination fuel tank can enclose a gasoline-gallon homogeneous (GGE) of 7.8 gallons of gasoline when filled to 3600 p.s.i. with CNG.

Designed with a neat windshield rake, a unconditional roofline and a new interpretation of a prior model’s “one-motion” profile, a lines of a 2012 Civic Natural Gas advise a worldly and jaunty appearance. A low and far-reaching position contributes to a particular visible presence, while thinner A-pillars widen serve toward a front of a automobile than before to urge prominence and a notice of interior space. The C-pillars also widen serve toward a back of a automobile compared to a prior era to improved finish a issuing one-motion appearance. Aerodynamic facilities such as prosaic under-body construction and organic aerodynamic strakes in front of a tires assistance to boost fuel-efficiency.

The redesigned interior offers some-more character with new functionality and new features. An discerning “two-tier” blueprint prioritizes frequently referenced instruments like a speedometer adult high in a driver’s line of steer with reduction frequently referenced information positioned down lower. The i-MID can benefaction audio information including manuscript artwork, tradition automobile settings, and personal wallpaper backgrounds. A four-speaker AM/FM/CD audio complement is standard, and it can tide song wirelessly around a Bluetooth tie with a concordant player, or around a connected USB connection. A Bluetooth HandsFreeLink complement offers accessible device pairing and lets a motorist make calls regulating pre-assigned voice tags and steering circle controls.

Building on a successful wrapping of a prior generation, a newcomer volume of 94.7 cubic feet increases by 3.7 cubic feet, and gains have also been done in front shoulder room (+2.9 inches).

The 2012 Civic embraces Honda’s tradition of creation a vehicles fun to expostulate by stability to use a entirely eccentric cessation design, a reward and well-developed underline in a entrance compress segment. The front MacPherson strut and back multi-link suspensions are tuned for sporty pushing fun, nonetheless yield polished float comfort.

For safety, a far-reaching accumulation of customary apparatus includes Honda’s disdainful Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique structure for extended frontal collision appetite government and vehicle-to-vehicle pile-up compatibility. ACE enhances frontal collision appetite government by a network of bucket temperament structures in a front of a vehicle. Standard reserve apparatus includes VSA that integrates with a new Motion-Adaptive EPS system; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; front side airbags with passenger position showing complement (OPDS); side screen airbags; and a 4-channel anti-lock braking complement (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

The Civic Natural Gas engine produces roughly 0 smog-forming emissions and is a cleanest internal-combustion automobile approved by a EPA (Tier-II, Bin-2 and ILEV acceptance as of Aug 2010). It is also famous by a state of California as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) by assembly SULEV standards and progressing a emissions continuance for during slightest 150,000 miles or 15 Years. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named a 2011 Civic GX “America’s Greenest Vehicle” for a eighth time in a Green Book ranking of environmentally obliged vehicles.

All Civic Natural Gas models are constructed during Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) from domestic and globally sourced parts. The 2012 Honda Civic is lonesome by a 3-year/36,000-mile new automobile singular Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain singular warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile gnawing singular warranty.


1 Nationwide, in states that have sufficient CNG stations within tighten vicinity to certified Civic Natural Gas dealers.
2 Preliminary mileage estimates dynamic by Honda. Final EPA mileage estimates not accessible during a time of printing. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.

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