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Honda Civic 2012: She makes her entrance at dealerships

The best-selling car in Canada for 13 years, is now at its ninth generation. Aesthetically, we expected a more radical changes against it in this dress slightly RENEWED found major improvements achieved in the 2012 Honda Civic.

Although the basic engine models is substantially the same as the one found under the hood of the previous models, we find that the engine versions of "If" sees its power increase from 197 to 201 horsepower and torque which jumped 31 lb-ft to reach 170 lb-ft to 4400 rev / min. The engine of the hybrid version from 1.3 to 1.5 liters, while its total output amounted to 110 horsepower with a torque of 127 lb-ft.

In light of their more rounded shape compared to that of older versions, we see that the interior of the new 2012 Honda Civic has undergone major alterations which are now replaced by more modern technologies.

The price announced by Honda Canada for its mega popular Civic 2012 cars is still enjoying a quality report / reliability / price hard to beat in this category of vehicles among the most in demand of the industry. But the price was inflated to look as and when the options desires groups.

Here is the press release issued to this effect:


- The all-new 2012 Honda Civic, which is distinguished by its advanced technology, efficient and value-added character, makes his entrance in Canadian dealerships

- The Civic offers a myriad of choice for Canadian drivers

The all-new 2012 Honda Civic, the ninth generation of the model, made its entry in Canadian dealerships today has a retail price suggested by the manufacturer (MSRP) of $ 14,990 base. Passenger vehicle sold in Canada over the past 13 years, the Honda Civic 2012 version is distinguished by its elegant style, his character efficient and advanced technology of its different versions.

"We have perfected the Civic to meet the changing needs of our clients. The 2012 version is provided with the characteristics and ecological, recreational and security they demanded, "stated Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president, Honda Canada Inc." We concocts some exceptional value for Canadian consumers on all new Civic by combining equipment serie a value added to a reduction in the price of the model. The Civic, which is built by and for Canadians, is the industry's most diversified vehicles on the market: it is able to meet the preferences and needs of individual Canadians. "

Among the declinations of Civic sedans and are powered by different types of engines cut: conventional gasoline engines, high performance hybrid. In 2012, the Civic sedan and cuts are always available in the following versions: Civic DX (safety features - sedan only), LX (popular features), EX (comprehensive features) and EX-L (superior characteristics).

The all-new 2012 Civic is equipped with a host of features and destinies technologies improve the driving experience. Among these are the following:

• New technological features, including HandsFreeLinkMD Bluetooth device and a satellite navigation system with bilingual Voice Recognition (standard on EX-L models, Si and Hybrid)

• Electric Power Steering adapted movements

• Intelligent multifunction (i-MID) Screen: 5 inch screen through which the driver can manage the controls of a phone equipped with Bluetooth, a Bluetooth audio interface, iPod and radio and perform other custom settings using the integrated steering wheel buttons (on all models except the Civic DX)

• feedback system driving Eco Assist (all versions except Si)

• System support to the stability of the next generation vehicle with traction control.

The Civic Sedan and Civic Cup

The Civic sedan and cuts are designed to provide optimum balance between comfort, performance and value. The wheelbase of the Civic is cut shorter than 50 mm than the sedan, which gives it a sportier look; the frame of the two models is however built an almost identical way. The Civic sedan and cuts are powered by a inline 4 engine with 1.8-liter i-VTEC system has 16 valves and intake manifold has two phases. The engine develops 140 horsepower at 6 500 r / min and torque of 128 lb-ft at 4 300 r / min. The essence of both models estimated city / highway / combined fuel consumption is 7.2 / 5.0 / 6.2 l/100 km with automatic transmission (standard on Civic EX-L). The manual gearbox is standard on the DX, LX and EX versions of the Civic.

Civic Si

The Civic Si, which decline as a cutting and a sedan, placing first and foremost on the maneuverability and performance with its sport suspension and 4-cylinder i-VTEC 2.4-liter . This new engine more powerful than the previous 2.0-liter generation, develops 201 horsepower at 7 000 r / min and torque of 170 lb-ft to 4400 rev / min. Diet in advanced engine develops 31 hp and 4 lb-ft (or 22%) more than the previous model.

A manual 6-speed gearbox with helical differential of guy sliding limit, which confers a character eminently sporty model in is offered as standard equipment. The unique exterior of the Civic is equipped with fog lights, alloy wheels 17 inch with 215/45R17 tires, sport suspension, a spoiler in the same color as the body of the safe door back, which is further provided with a central brake light LED, and a tip jar chrome exhaust. On the inside, there is a shift knob and aluminum trimmed gear leather, exclusive design, same as aluminum pedals texture and sport seats trimmed suedine and red stitching fabric, which provide a maintenance farm. The steering wheel is leather-trimmed and fitted with red stitching. The i-MID of the Civic Si includes a new Sequential tachometer and a power monitor.

Civic Hybrid

The 2012 Civic hybrid table on the latest version of assistive technology integrated motor manufacturer, parallel hybrid system allows to increase the efficiency of the vehicle with the assistance of an electric motor placed between the engine and transmission. The continuously variable transmission is standard equipment.

Milling the 2012 Civic Hybrid is equipped with an i-VTEC 1.5-liter larger than its predecessor, which had a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder engine. The engine of the 2012 version is distinguished by its wider range of diet has average power, and replacement batteries nickel metal hydride by lithium-ion (Li-ion) has contributed to increase the effectiveness of support integrated motor. The essence of the estimated Civic Hybrid city / highway / combined fuel consumption is 4.4 / 4.2 / 4.3 l/100 km, making it the most fuel-efficient compact car on the market. In combination, the motor and the integrated motor assist shall develop 110 horsepower and 127 lb-ft.


The Civic is equipped with a multitude of safety devices in series. These include body structure has compatibility (ACE ™) exclusive to Honda, which promotes a better distribution of energy in a frontal collision and increases the compatibility between vehicles in case of frontal impact. The ACE body structure is characterized by a network of load bearing structures in the front of the vehicle, which allow a better distribution of energy in a frontal collision. Among the safety equipment of series are including assistance to the stability of the vehicle - including the new electric power steering system adapted movements - front airbags lateral detection system with the position of the occupant, of lateral and a braking device curtain airbags ABS has 4 channels with electronic distribution of braking power and brake assist. The hood and front fenders of the Civic are designed to deform in the event that the head of a pedestrian comes into contact with that part of the vehicle in a frontal collision.

Price range of the 2012 Civic:

MODELS Price suggested (excluding taxes)

4D CIVIC DX 5MT $ 14,990

CIVIC LX 4D 5MT $ 17,490

CIVIC LX 4D 5 AT $ 18,690

4D CIVIC EX 5MT $ 19,490

CIVIC EX 4D 5 AT $ 20,690

CIVIC 4D 5AT EXL $ 24,390

4D CIVIC SI 6MT $ 25,990

CIVIC LX 2D 5MT $ 17,990

CIVIC LX 2D 5 AT $ 19,190

CIVIC EX 2D 5MT $ 19,990

CIVIC EX 2D 5AT $ 21,190

CIVIC EX 2D-L5AT $ 24,890

CIVIC SI 2D 6MT $ 25,990

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