As you may know already, Honda announced the new Civic Concept for 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Today, the Japanese manufacturer unveiled not one, but two cars: Civic Si Concept coupe and Civic Concept sedan. The new concepts preview the production version of the 2012 Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan, and show a more aggressive design with steeply raked windshields, wide stances and pronounced character lines along the profile.
Regading the powertrains, the new car promises to offer the "intelligent" Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC) technology which becomes even more fuel efficient for 2012.
Moreover, the new 2012 Civic Hybrid will offer the lightweight Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) gasoline-electric hybrid system which integrates the first application of a lithium-ion battery in a Honda hybrid.
The 2012 Civic will also be the first U.S. Honda model to employ Eco Assist technology in a gasoline-only powered vehicle. Regarding safety, the model is anticipated to score well in both the federal government's New Car Assessment Programi (NCAP) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) vehicle evaluations. All 2012 Civc models will offer Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) as standard.