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2012 Honda Civic Parts and Specs

Honda has released the next version of their famous Honda Civic. The 2012 Honda Civic will be available in three different styles for now, 2012 Honda Civic coupe, sedan, and hybrid. There will also eventually be a hatchback, but that won’t come until later in the year. It would be interesting to see how much the new hatchback weighs. My guess is that it’s going to be pretty heavy, close to 2900 lbs. However, the aftermarket is going to take well to this car, so the power production should be on par to keep this hatchback moving.

The standard engine on the 2012 Honda Civic is going to be a 1.8 liter i-VTEC 4 cylinder making 140 horsepower. It’ll have an available 5 speed automatic transmission. Pretty vanilla, but a good base for a reliable daily driver. Even better is that the car is supposed to offer around 41 mpg on the highway and 39 mpg on the freeway with what Honda calls the ECO assist technology.

That’s all fine and dandy, but what makes us excited is that the 2012 Honda Civic Si is going to have a bigger engine than the current version Si. It will be powered by a 2.4 liter i-VTEC 4 cylinder, which will have 200 horsepower and an incredible-for-a-honda 170 lb-ft of torque. Of course, it will still have it’s silky smooth 6 speed transmission. Still good for a daily driver, it should have around 31mpg on the freeway.

We’re excited to see a Mugen version of the Si, and can’t wait to see what the Si will do with it’s bigger engine and more torque. The front wheels are going to get a workout, but the standard LSD is decent and should provide some traction relief. I estimate all motor models at a standard 300 wheel horsepower figure, and turbo civic’s coming in at an every day 450 wheel horsepower. Ahh… iVTEC + turbo gets us excited.

The ever so popular 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid will have it’s IMA hybrid system and deliver around 45 mpg on the freeway. It’ll continue to feature the CVT transmisson, ECO assist technology and Lithium-ion battery.

Prices haven’t been announced yet, but expect them to be around last years prices.

By the way… from the looks of the pics above, lowering springs are going to be a very popular item for this car ;)

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