2011 NAIAS: Honda Civic Si Coupe Concept [Live Photos]
The next generation Civic will be using an improved range of engines equipped with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC) technology. Although the numbers to go with the new powerplants were not announced, more power and less fuel consumption are likely to be the defining words.
The rumors which began surfacing in 2010 said that the new generation Civic will use four-cylinder petrol and turbodiesel units which will develop anywhere in between 80 and 140 hp. The current 1.3l i-VTEC hybrid engine is expected to be featured in the new model as well.
As it happens with the current generation, the new Civic will be equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) as standard, as well as with Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure for frontal collision energy management.
Exclusively for the Civic Si concept, the manufacturer developed a rear air diffuser, a center-mounted exhaust outlet and a rear deck lid spoiler with dual vents and 19-inch machined alloy wheels.
"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," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "The redesigned Civic builds on this legacy and promises to be the best Civic yet."
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Article-wise .... a big letdown cause i would have really liked to know more about the upcoming model, instead i read half a page of not-very-cleverly-disguised already known facts... even John Mendel's quote was really pathetic... like the best Civic yet, well no, we wouldn't want a better civic... could you please make it actually lousier ... like the ones from the '90 when it was the best hatch on the market?
Now i understand maybe more information on it wasn't made available, but for a high company official to state absolutely nothing about the model, especially when all clues point out to it NOT bringing anything new to the table is actually incredibly pathetic.
Since the beginning of the global crisis in 2008 Honda has done nothing but cut production costs and cease any kind of development....
I'm telling you, if Honda doesn't do a 180 degree flip and equip this model with an AVTEC or a direct injection VTEC and still pulls the old warhorse i-VTEC, i'm not going to buy another new Honda period.