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2012 Honda Civic Parts and Specs

February 20th, 2011 No comments

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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2011 Honda Civic Si Concept

January 17th, 2011 No comments

The Honda Civic Si Concept coupe and Honda Civic Concept sedan made their world debuts at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, providing the first official glimpse at the styling direction of the all-new, ninth-generation 2012 model set to go on sale this spring, the company announced.

“The Civic is known for providing a balance of ‘just-right’ packaging, fun-to-drive character and outstanding fuel economy, at a price that even first-time buyers can afford,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. “The redesigned Civic builds on this legacy and promises to be the best Civic yet.”

The 2012 Civic embraces the company’s vision as a “Civic for all people,” a phrase originally expressed in defining the goal of the first-generation Civic. With the widest array of engine choices available in its class, the 2012 Civic lineup intends to meet the needs of an increasing group of compact-vehicle buyers with a renewed vision of a “Civic for all people.” The diverse vehicle range includes a sedan and a coupe with conventional gasoline models, two sporty “Si” performance versions, along with one hybrid and a natural gas alternative-fuel variant. Collectively the depth of the Civic line offers a compelling balance between fuel economy, low emissions and fun-to-drive performance unlike any other vehicle in the industry.

As a new interpretation of the current Civic’s iconic “one-motion” mono-form shape, the upcoming, ninth-generation Civic conveys a more substantial, high-energy appearance. The exterior styling of both Honda Civic concept models showcases the sedan’s and coupe’s clean-yet-powerful lines with steeply raked windshields, wide stances and pronounced character lines along the profile. The lower character line on both models broadens toward the rear fenders to enhance the dynamic feeling of forward energy. The front fender surface treatments form a complex, three-dimensional look to further enhance the image of sophistication and structural depth against the deeply set headlights.

The Honda Civic Concept sedan takes on a sophisticated presence with a front grille defined by crisp lines and a solid bar that integrates a chrome Honda emblem. The look of the Honda Civic Si Concept coupe conveys an aggressive demeanor with a more angular front fascia, mesh grille and a tapered rear roofline that flows smoothly into the trunk. The Honda Civic Si Concept coupe is exclusively equipped with a rear air diffuser, a center-mounted exhaust outlet and a rear deck lid spoiler with dual vents. Each concept model has 19-inch machined alloy wheels.

Powertrain Technology

The Civic’s family of engines with “intelligent” Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®) technology become even more fuel efficient for 2012. The upcoming Civic Hybrid offers the latest generation of the compact and lightweight Integrated Motor Assist™ (IMA™) gasoline-electric hybrid system and features the first application of a lithium-ion battery in a Honda hybrid.

Building on its emphasis on fuel-economy, most upcoming Civic models receive Honda Eco Assist™ technology, already available in the CR-Z and Insight hybrids. The 2012 Civic is the first U.S. Honda model to employ Eco Assist technology in a gasoline-only powered vehicle. Eco Assist is just one example of how the new Civic can be customized and configured by the drivers to suit individual preferences.

Additionally, Honda is expanding retail sales of the natural gas-powered Civic GX model, which is the only OEM-built, dedicated CNG passenger car assembled in America. The increased availability of the Civic GX helps bring inherently clean-burning natural gas technology to an even broader audience while also supporting diversity in transportation energy resources.


The 2012 Civic continues to emphasize safety and is anticipated to score well in both the federal government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) vehicle evaluations. The 2001 Honda Civic Coupe was one of the first two passenger cars ever to earn the federal government’s top 5-star crash safety rating for the driver and front- and rear-seat passengers in both frontal and side-impact crash tests.

All 2012 Civics are equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) as standard equipment. Additionally, the ninth-generation Civic continues to provide Honda’s exclusive and innovative Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure for frontal collision energy management.

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Rumor: Honda CR-Z Turbo Could Arrive Next Year?

January 17th, 2011 No comments

We don’t have much information at this time, but rumor around the web is that Honda will release a Turbo CRZ at the end of 2011. There are to be two trims… one offering 160 horsepower and one offering around 200 horsepower. My guess is the 200 horsepower might be the Honda CRZ Si Turbo. Should be a fun car with a turbocharged VTEC engine.

We at Redline Motive can only hope this is true as we’d love to get our hands on a factory Honda CRZ Turbo to play around with. It’ll make the CRZ much easier to modify and will give the car much more potential. Don’t let this just be a rumor Honda! Make the CRZ Turbo a reality!

Sure there are turbo kits such as the Top Secret kit coming out… but it still relies on the base engine which is not made for turbo… the benefit of a turbo CRZ from the factory is that the engine will be supported and built for boost. Nothing like a CRZ turbo out of the box!

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2012 Honda Civic Video

October 11th, 2010 No comments

We’re one of the first to bring you the first look at the 2012 Honda Civic that Honda has been so passionate on hiding. In my opinion it’s more of a step back than a step forward, at least in the exterior styling department. The front end looks like the Honda Insight, and the back end looks sort of like a mix between a Kia Rio, Nissan Sentra and a Toyota Corolla.

The 2012 Honda Civic should be available with a 1.5, 1.8 and hybrid version, but we will have full specs as we learn them.

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Tired of exhaust rasp with your Honda or Acura?

October 4th, 2010 No comments

Yonaka Motorsports
Yonaka Motorsports is too!

Yonaka has released their Yonaka Exhaust Catback for select Honda Civic, Acura Integra and Honda Accord models.

The Yonaka Motorsports catback exhaust system is made of fully polished stainless steel, with 50 or 60mm OD mandrel bended piping (EF gets 50mm), and a 4.25″ tip. Expect a quiet, clean, deep hum, without that irritating mid range raspy sound.

Direct bolt-on fit. All installation hardware is included.

Check out the video (sound clip)

For prices and applications click here: Yonaka Exhaust Catback

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