Honda car maker has unveiled new sedan concept, it’s Honda Civic Si Concept and be making world debut at the North American International Auto Show. Honda Civic Si has providing the first official glimpse at the styling direction of the all-new, ninth-generation 2012 model set to go on sale this spring. 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.
John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda said “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,” and also said “The redesigned Civic builds on this legacy and promises to be the best Civic yet.”
The 2012 Civic embraces the company’s vision as a “Civic for all people,” a phrase originally expressed in defining the goal of the first-generation Civic. With the widest array of engine choices available in its class, the 2012 Civic lineup intends to meet the needs of an increasing group of compact-vehicle buyers with a renewed vision of a “Civic for all people.” The diverse vehicle range includes 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. Collectively the depth of the Civic line offers a compelling balance between fuel economy, low emissions and fun-to-drive performance unlike any other vehicle in the industry.
The Honda Civic Concept sedan takes on a sophisticated presence with a front grille defined by crisp lines and a solid bar that integrates a chrome Honda emblem. The look of the Honda Civic Si Concept coupe conveys an aggressive demeanor with a more angular front fascia, mesh grille and a tapered rear roofline that flows smoothly into the trunk. The Honda Civic Si Concept coupe is exclusively equipped with a rear air diffuser, a center-mounted exhaust outlet and a rear deck lid spoiler with dual vents. Each concept model has 19-inch machined alloy wheels.