Honda has unveiled two Civic concepts – Civic Si Coupe and Civic Sedan – at the North American International Auto Show. The concept vehicles offer a preview of the ninth generation Civic. The 2012 production models, the Sedan and Si Coupe concepts have got steeply raked windscreens, upward sweeping character lines, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The 2011 Honda Civic model that has been updated will be available in the UK has been shown to the market. With pristine new alloy wheels; a grille that has undoubtedly been inspired by the Type-R; and the Type S model featuring body colored side skirts, this is a model that is good to behold.
The very first images of the long awaited next generation Honda Civic are out! A couple of silver colored prototypes were spotted without any camouflage during a test run. The font of the car has been completely redone – the old curves have been wiped away and replaced with a sharper design – which seems to enable wider and lower air intake.
First pictures of the Honda Fit / Jazz Hybrid have been released and it will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Come August and the US car mart will get to see face-lifted versions of the Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe. The 2011 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe are set to drive in sporting new additions, including enhanced fuel economy capabilities.
To be available either as a sedan or a coupe in 4-cylinder and V-6 variants, the 2011 Honda Accord will boast of a spruced up exterior, stylish interior and also a new leather-equipped Special Edition (SE) trim level. Honda is also said be incorporating enhanced capabilities in aerodynamics, engine friction and transmission gear ratios, in its bid to make sure added fuel economy.
The car maker has said in a press release that the EPA fuel-economy ratings for Accord 4-cylinder sedan models equipped with an automatic transmission returns fuel efficiency at 23 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
A new wheel design will be part of the spruced up package. Further, new stylecomponents would be accorded to the front grille, front bumper and rear deck lid, it said.
Additional features include a rear-view camera, USB input, memory seats, and paddle shifters. The Special Edition trim, in the meantime, would come with heated leather seats, leather-covered steering wheel, and lumbar support for the driver. Wait till mid-August to get a first taste of the upgrade.
Amongst other Honda moniker bearing automobiles in Geneva, a notable concept getting a preview will be the single seater 3R-C prototype which is a battery electric powered machine. Honda aims to make the world have a feel of the future mobility options in urban areas where clean technology will be the key. Riding on the three wheels, the Honda 3R-C Concept comes with a canopy which covers the driver’s seat when the commuter is parked and when the wheels get rolling, the same canopy becomes a shield. Honda has put in plenty of thought by even incorporating a lockable boot area in such a puny commuter thereby making it ideal for future urban needs.