BREAKING: 2012 Honda Civic officially unveiled, new Civic HF to get 41 mpg highway

2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe
2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe

After showing us the 2012 Honda Civic Concept at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Honda today officially took the wraps off of the 2012 Civic, which it says is ‘designed to even better meet the diverse needs of the compact-vehicle buyer.’ Big news for 2012? The 2012 Honda Civic will be available in 5 trim-levels including the new Civic HF and the Civic Hybrid, each delivering an estimated fuel-economy of 40 mpg on the highway.

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“The Civic is the only model in the industry that can deliver on all fronts – fuel economy, sporty performance, smart packaging, alternative fuel and long-term value,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda Motor Co.,Inc. “For the ninth-generation Civic, we are emphasizing improved fuel economy across the board, from the hybrid sedan to the sporty Si model.”

2012 Honda Civic HF, Sedan, Coupe and Natural Gas Specifications:

  • 1.8L i-VTEC 4-cylinder making 140 horsepower – mated to 5-speed automatic transmission.
  • ECO Assist technology
  • EPA-estimated Civic HF highway fuel economy: 41 mpg / EPA-estimated Civic Sedan, Coupe highway fuel economy: 39 mpg

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Specifications:

  • 1.5L i-VTEC 4-cylinder (gasoline/electric) making 110-hp mated to a CVT transmission, lithium-ion battery
  • ECO Assist technology
  • EPA-estimated Civic Hybrid combined fuel economy: 45 mpg

2012 Honda Civic SI Specifications:

  • 2.4L i-VTEC 4-cylinder making 200-hp and 170 lb-ft of torque mated to 6-speed manual.
  • EPA-estimated Civic Si highway fuel economy: 31 mpg

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– By: Omar Rana