• Jan 19, 2011
Honda Civic Si coupe concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

A Civic for everyone. That was Soichiro Honda's motto when rolling out the original Civic, and it's one to which his company intends to stick with the launch of the next-generation model. When the all-new 2012 Civic is launched in April, Honda will roll out a whole variety of body and propulsion configurations within mere weeks of each other, instead of letting months pass between the debut of one model to the next.

Among those variants, we can expect both a sedan and a coupe, with several conventional gasoline engines on offer – including natural gas and hybrid versions – as well as the sporty Civic Si.

The new Civic, previewed recently at the Detroit Auto Show, was slated to debut in 2009. But when the global economy started going south, Honda sent the design back to the drawing board for a nearly complete overhaul before it ever saw the light of day. The result is expected to be much roomier than the current model, though the exterior design hasn't changed all that much.




[Source: AutoWeek]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Very unimpressed, it looks nothing more than a refresh. The Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus and Elantra will put a lot of pressure on this model.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The Civic pictured is the sporty Civic Si Coupe. Cruze, Elanta are just econobox sedans. The Elantra doesn't even offer a sporty engine upgrade. Does the Cruze sedan? The Focus might offer some competition if Ford can get their recent pricing under control. The Fiesta is priced up there with the Civic, how freaking high is the Focus going to get?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hate to say it but I am not impress.
      • 3 Years Ago
      anyone know whats going under the hood? New engines? trany?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Apparently the MazdaSpeed6 was the styling inspiration up front.
      • 3 Years Ago
      New Civic better be a winner because the Hyundai Elantra has become a tough competitor.

      The 2012 Civic looks OK except for its goofy dashboard that unfortunately appears to be carried over from the current version. Kids probably like that dash, but I think it's classless.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The lines are clean overall, but the lower front facia and side molding is too much. It looks especially out of place on the otherwise mature sedan. Coupled with the big wheels both models look like they're trying a bit too hard for mass appeal. If they tone down those elements on the production models they'll have a pair of winners, even if they do lack the driving dynamics of previous generation Civics.

      In any case, I wouldn't give up my Mazda3 for anything less than a 5-door Si
      • 3 Years Ago
      what's the ride height of that car? 2 feet? Ride height should not be 1/2 the diameter of the wheel
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes, the coupe does appear to be a RSX derivative (not a bad thing). But they'll get my money only if the top goes down.
      • 3 Years Ago
      By variants you mean no hatchback...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does anyone else see the resemblance to the old RSX from Acura when looking at the coupe??
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah now that you mention it. It's better looking than the current model, but quite similar.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I noticed a little last generation Integra in this car as well especially when looking at it's side on the picture above.

        That said, as we don't get the Civic Coupe available in North America, here's hoping that Honda slaps an Integra badge on this and releases it in Australia and Japan.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice refresh, not really a re-do. Look out for a sales slump because competiton is getting better and sleeker. ie...Hyundai elantra/Ford Focus.
      • 3 Years Ago
      While the sedan is a bit too familiar and disappointing, I can't lie...I think the sedan is pretty edgy and I will definitely consider it in black. It's nothing too out there, it looks like the current Civic grew up and took some cues from the Accord coupe, but it's probably the boldest thing Honda is offering.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Honestly, I think this may be one of the only times I prefer the sedan. The butt on the coupe just seems a little silly and unresolved, and I like the tail lights on the sedan quite a bit more as well. Neither are unsightly though.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I think the COUPE is pretty edgy. Sorry about that.
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