2011 NAIAS: Honda Civic Concept [Live Photos]
Judging by the company’s auto show history, there is a high probability that the production versions of the two cars will look remarkably similar to the vehicles we are showing you. This might translate into the next generation models sporting a grill remarkably similar to the Honda Accord Coupe.
Buyers of future four-door Civics can expect a design similar to that of the 2011 model, though it does look a bit more aggressive thanks to the deeper-set central air intake. At the front the grille and headlights look more than a little familiar, while at the back new tail lamps and a boot give a coupe-ish look.
"The Civic is known for providing a balance of 'just-right' packaging, fun-to-drive character and outstanding fuel economy, at a price that even first-time buyers can afford. The redesigned Civic builds on this legacy and promises to be the best Civic yet," stated John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda.
The concepts preview the 2012 line-up of cars, which will incorporate a sedan and a coupe with conventional gasoline models, two sporty "Si" performance versions, along with one hybrid and a natural gas alternative-fuel variant. Most upcoming Civic models receive Honda Eco Assist technology, already available in the CR-Z and Insight hybrids. The 2012 Civic is the first US Honda model to employ Eco Assist technology in a gasoline-only powered vehicle.
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