2012 Honda Civic Concept As Revealed At Detroit Auto Show 2011
The design of the 2012 Honda Civic was revealed by two concepts brought by the Japanese automaker at Detroit Auto Show 2011. Although the model presented in the gallery is the one designed for the US market and it’s a concept, rumor has it that the European version will keep some of the design lines of the concepts presented at the NAIAS 2011.
The Japanese of Honda have presented two Civic concepts at Detroit Motor Show 2011. Both of them are a preview to the 2012 Civic. One was called Honda Civic Si Coupe Concept and the other one is the sedan version of 2012 Honda Civic, named Civic Sedan. The design of the two models is obviously focusing on the Americans’ tastes, meaning that the European Honda Civic 2012 might not look the same, especially that Honda haven’t mentioned that the new 2012 Civic will be a global model.
For now, there are no infos about the engines inside the new model, but there’s some information saying that the 2012 Honda Civic will feature hybrid, petrol and diesel engines. The hybrid version of 2012 Civic will benefit from the IMA system, equipped with a Lithium-Ion battery pack, a premiere for Honda. The diesel compact cars market is not developed in US, a fact that might contradict the rumor saying that the new model is designed only for the North American market. Anyway, the Japanese might display a slightly revised version of this Civic Concept at Geneva, a version designed for Europe.
Both Honda Civic concepts have a futuristic look, going in a somewhat differed direction of what we’d except from Honda. While the the concept of the current Civic generation had an aggressive and sporty look, which was kept for the production version, the two concepts displayed by Honda at Detroit Auto Show 2011 have no special aesthetic elements, except for the windshield which is a bit more splay than on other cars and the 19 inch alloy wheels. The production version of 2012 Honda Civic will hit the American dealerships in the second half of 2011.