Honda Automobiles: All-New, More-Refined 2012 Honda Civic Improves with Purposeful Technology for Personalization, Safety and Efficiency

Posted on 20. Apr, 2011 by in Honda Canada

The all-new, ninth-generation 2012 Honda Civic, nearing during dealers national starting on Apr 20, debuts with a new, neat impression and a fuel-efficient, technologically modernized lineup.

“The all-new Civic builds on a endless recognition of a prior era with a finish record makeover and a aloft turn of value and style,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp boss of sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Only a Civic provides a many different automobile lineup in a attention to best accommodate a needs and preferences of particular customers.”

The Civic operation consists of sedans and coupes powered by required gasoline, high-performance, hybrid, and dense healthy gas engine choices. Technology and facilities new to a Civic embody an accessible “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID), an accessible Eco Assist complement and a new Motion Adaptive Electronic Power Steering (EPS) complement that works in and with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), enclosed as customary apparatus on all models. All Civic models grasp aloft EPA fuel economy ratings1 compared to a 2011 models, adult by as many as 8 percent on a highway in Civic Sedans and Coupes versed with involuntary transmissions.

For 2012, a Civic Sedan and Coupe continue to be accessible in trim turn choices of Civic DX (basic features), LX (popular features), EX (full features) and EX-L (luxury features). The new i-MID on Civic LX-and-above models 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. All 2012 Civic models, solely a Civic Si, accept Eco Assist technology, an creation that can raise fit automobile operation during a hold of a symbol while also providing visible feedback to foster or endorse an fit pushing style.

With a best city, highway and total EPA-estimated fuel economy rating1 for any now accessible sedan (44 mpg), a Civic Hybrid introduces a latest era of a fuel-efficient Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) complement now with a lithium-ion battery for a initial time on a Honda hybrid vehicle. Plus, an wholly new model, a Civic HF, debuts as a value-oriented, high fuel-economy sedan with a best highway fuel economy rating1 (41 mpg) for a conventional, gasoline-only powered automobile with an involuntary transmission. The Civic Natural Gas (previously named Civic GX) stays a usually manufacturer-built, healthy gas-powered automobile now accessible in a United States and is now accessible with a navigation complement that includes open refueling stations for dense healthy gas (CNG) vehicles. The opening enthusiast-inspired Civic Si Coupe and Civic Si Sedan, any with a incomparable 2.4-liter engine with 201 horsepower and 22 percent some-more rise torque than before, entrance as a many absolute prolongation Civic Si models ever introduced.

The 2012 Civic represents another critical miracle for Honda’s best-selling compress vehicle, and reconfirms a company’s joining to value with fit i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine technologies for economy and performance, along with an enchanting pushing knowledge and modernized customary reserve features. Notable traits embody a particular “one-motion” aerodynamic extraneous styling from front to back buffer and a functional, atmospheric interior.

The i-MID provides entrance to mixed information screens and customizable features. Compatible song players trustworthy by a USB audio interface can arrangement accessible lane information and pattern on a i-MID, with manuscript and lane preference probable by steering circle controls.

Futuristic “One-Motion” Profile

Designed with a neat windshield rake, a unconditional roofline and a new interpretation of a prior generation’s “one-motion” profile, a lines of a 2012 Civic Sedan advise a worldly and jaunty appearance. The Civic Coupe with a shorter length and singular front and back styling outcome in a some-more assertive and thespian styling demeanor. Both vehicles underline a low and far-reaching position that 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.

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. Ride and doing improvements are done probable by a 10-percent some-more firm unit-body structure ensuing from extended constructional designs and increasing use of high-strength steel (55 percent on a sedan compared to 50 percent on a prior model).

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 frontal 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 newcomer position showing complement (OPDS); side shade airbags; and a 4-channel anti-lock braking complement (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The Civic’s hood and front buffer areas are designed to twist if contacted by a conduct of a walking in a frontal collision.

Advanced Interior Design

The Civic’s 5-passenger interior is a clever mix of form and function, with an discerning “two-tier” blueprint that prioritizes frequently referenced instruments like a speedometer adult high in a driver’s line of steer with reduction frequently referenced information positioned down lower. A “smart interface” proceed divides a automobile controls into smartly grouped zones for audio, atmosphere conditioning and automobile controls. Ergonomically done dials, buttons and a rigging shifter work with plain pointing and have a pleasing feel. Building on a successful wrapping of a prior generation, a 2012 Civic Sedan newcomer volume of 94.7 cubic feet (Civic LX Sedan) increases by 3.7 cubic feet, and gains have also been done in front shoulder room (+2.9 inches) and back legroom (+1.6 inches).

Civic LX and above models are versed with audio systems that operation from a 160-watt AM/FM/CD section (Civic LX, EX Sedan, EX-L Sedan, HF and Hybrid) to a 360-watt AM/FM/CD section with a subwoofer (Civic EX Coupe, EX-L Coupe, Si). Standard audio facilities embody WMA and MP3 audio record capability, Radio Data System (RDS), Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC), an audio submit jack and a USB audio interface. The Civic EX and above models supplement Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and audio streaming, front tweeters, and a accessibility of a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice activation and a 6.5-inch TFT tone hold display. The navigation complement can now conceal FM Traffic information on a maps, a giveaway open apparatus accessible in participating vital civil areas for turnpike congestion, collisons and construction zones.

The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System debuting on a 2012 Civic facilities 16 GB of peep memory in place of a DVD-based complement used previously. Like other Honda navigation systems, this new complement allows simple, discerning operation and has an endless on-board database. The complement facilities some-more than 10 million points of seductiveness and a voice activation is able of noticing numbers, travel names and cities. For ease-of-reference, a i-MID can arrangement turn-by-turn directions in and with a navigation screen.

Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe

The Civic Sedan and Coupe models are designed to yield an optimal change of comfort, value and performance. The Civic Coupe with a 1.9-inch-shorter wheelbase than a Civic Sedan offers a some-more sporty character, nonetheless both share scarcely matching framework construction. The Civic Sedan and Coupe models are powered by a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with a 16-valve i-VTEC valvetrain and a dual-stage intake manifold. The engine produces 140 horsepower during 6500 rpm and 128 lb-ft. of torque during 4300 rpm. Both models accept an EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating1 of 28/39/32 miles per gallon when versed with an involuntary delivery (standard on Civic EX Sedan and all EX-L models). A primer delivery is customary on a Civic DX and LX (automatic delivery available).

Civic HF

The Civic HF is a value-conscious “high fuel-economy” sedan positioned between a Civic LX and Civic EX. It is versed with a 5-speed involuntary transmission, disdainful 15-inch lightweight amalgamate wheels and aerodynamic enhancements underneath a physique and an disdainful back spoiler. The Civic HF Sedan is EPA rated for 41 miles per gallon2 on a highway an additional 5 percent above a likewise versed Civic Sedan’s 39 miles per gallon.1

Civic Si

The Civic Si Coupe and Sedan models prioritize doing and opening with a sport-tuned cessation and a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine. More absolute than a 2.0-liter engine in a prior generation, a new engine produces 201 horsepower @ 7000 rpm and 170 lb-ft. torque @ 4400 rpm, an alleviation of 4 rise horsepower and 31 lb-ft. of rise torque compared to a prior model. A sport-minded 6-speed primer delivery with a helical-type limited-slip differential (LSD) is standard. The LSD helps a Civic Si accelerate strenuously when exiting corners as both wheels can broach some-more equal torque placement to a highway compared to a required open differential. The high sixth-gear ratio allows for loose highway cruising. Unique Civic Si extraneous facilities embody haze lights, 17-inch amalgamate wheels with 215/45R17 tires (summer tires available), a body-color rug lid spoiler with an LED core stop light, and a chrome empty finisher. Inside is an disdainful aluminum change doorknob with leather, textured aluminum pedals, and resolutely bolstered seperated cloth competition seats with suede-like trim and red stitching. The steering circle is leather-trimmed with
red stitching. The i-MID on a Civic Si includes a new Sequential Rev-limit Indicator and Power Monitor.

Civic Hybrid

The 2012 Civic Hybrid uses a latest chronicle of a company’s IMA together hybrid complement to boost potency regulating an electric engine placed inline between a engine and transmission. A invariably non-static delivery (CVT) is customary equipment. For 2012, a incomparable 1.5-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, adult from 1.3 liters in a prior generation, provides a broadened mid-range appetite rope and a switch to lithium ion (Li-Ion) batteries from nickel-metal hydride formula in extended IMA electrical appetite assist. The Civic Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating1 of 44/44/44 miles per gallon. Compared to a 2012 Civic Sedan with an involuntary transmission, a EPA fuel economy rating represents a city boost of approximately 57 percent and a highway boost of approximately 13 percent.

Combined, a engine and IMA furnish 110 horsepower and 127 lb-ft. torque. The Civic Hybrid is accessible as an Advanced-Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV).

Civic Natural Gas

Available nationally to subordinate Honda dealers, a Civic Natural Gas is powered by a dedicated healthy gas various of a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder engine identical to a one used in a Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe. The Civic Natural Gas engine produces 110 horsepower and 106 lb-ft. of torque. Compared to a prior generation, torque outlay next 4000 rpm has been increasing for larger drivability. The Civic Natural Gas has an EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating2 of 27/38/31 miles per gallon and is versed with an involuntary delivery as customary equipment. The Civic Natural Gas is a usually OEM-built, dedicated CNG newcomer automobile assembled3 in America and a usually automobile approved by a EPA to accommodate both Federal Tier 2 Bin 2 and Inherently Low Emission Vehicle (ILEV) 0 evaporative glimmer acceptance standards. The 2012 Civic Natural Gas will turn accessible during a sell turn in significantly some-more states than a stream 4 (California, New York, Nevada and Utah) when it goes on sale in a fall. The increasing accessibility of a Civic Natural Gas helps move inherently clean-burning healthy gas record to an even broader assembly while also ancillary farrago in travel appetite resources.

Manufacturing and Warranty

Currently some-more than 95 percent of all Civics sole in a United States are produced3 and fabricated in a United States and Canada regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. Civic Sedan and all Civic Natural Gas models are constructed during Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN). Additional Civic Sedan and all Civic Coupe and Civic Si models are constructed and fabricated during a Honda of Canada Manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. The Civic Hybrid is constructed in a Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Suzuka, Japan production facility. 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.

1Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison functions only. Do not review to models before 2008. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.
2Preliminary EPA 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.
3Of domestic and globally sourced parts.

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