[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
2019 Acura MDX Arrives with Luxury and Performance Upgrades Plus First A-Spec Variant
More.......................
SPIED IN EUROPE! Civic Type R refresh
More.......................
American Honda Sets New June Sales Records on Strength of Light Trucks
More.......................
Honda reveals refreshed 2019 HR-V and Pilot
More.......................
Acura TLX GT wins class and places 3rd overall at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
More.......................
Spied on the Street! 2019 Pilot and Pilot PHEV mule
More.......................
All-New 2019 Honda Insight Brings Style, Sophistication and 55 mpg City Rating
More.......................
It's Official: Honda to supply Red Bull Racing in Formula One from 2019
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: I just realized
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> 2020 GM/Honda Lithium battery and module.
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Re: Fuck Toyota
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Munro says Model 3 has >30% gross margin
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: DC-R
Join Discussion......
Insight --> Re: My next car?
Join Discussion......
RDX --> Re: I'm in a 2019 RDX Advance this week. Any specific questions while I have it?
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Zak Brown: 2018 McLaren ‘weaker than last year’s car’
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Indycar Rear-view Mirror: Dixon Deftly Extends Indycar Lead at Toronto
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2018 German Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda new teaser ad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 2019 Supra may get 4cyl
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: Just got a 2.0 Accord Touring
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Trying to decide on color
Join Discussion......
ILX --> Re: 2019 ILX
Join Discussion......
Spied on the Street! 2012 Civic Hybrid!
 Date: February 03, 2011 13:28
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Brenda Priddy & Company
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Brenda sent these to us in the middle of the night but I had a busy morning today so I'm just now able to get them posted.

Honda Civic Hybrid SPIED Inside & Out!

During the Detroit Auto Show, Honda showed off a Civic sedan and Civic Coupe Si Coupe concept. We've just spied another variant Honda wasn't talking about -- the Hybrid sedan. And this time, almost all the heavy camo has been removed!

The wheels and tires give away this sedan's true identity. The same Bridgestone Insignia SE200-02 low rolling resistance tire found on the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid are also found on this prototype. It's also hard to miss that this Civic's testing partners consist of a Toyota Prius and a Honda Insight.

Originally, the 9th gen Civic was set to debut in the Summer of 2010 as a 2011 model, but once CAFE regulations changed and the auto industry hit hard times in 2009, Honda had to rethink things. Rumors stated Honda originally wanted to make the Civic larger, but as you can see from the photos, the overall size of the 2012 Civic will remain largely unchanged.

While the camouflage is pretty heavy, we can see peeks at a new grille and headlights. The front end looks more upright overall as well. The doors also have some fresh character lines.

The current Civic hybrid has a 1.3L i-VTEC 4-cylinder, mated to electric motors. We've heard that the Civic may move to the 1.5L-based hybrid powertrain setup also found in the CR-Z. This new Civic Hybrid may also be the first car in the lineup to receive the rumored, next-generation lithium ion batteries Honda has been working on.

Photo Credit: Brian Williams/Brenda Priddy & Company




Last edited by JeffX on February 03, 2011 13:36

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Interior
DCR 30
  Hatch?
BalIermd 11
  Honda's Fascination with Keys
trexdoc 51
  Another VERY low volume niche vehicle, just can it!
civicw 4
  Chicago Auto Show - new Civic interior?
hondadude 1
  Head bangin' Civic! Ouch!
Oblio_Arrow 3
  Bizzare exhaust pipe
80honda 8
  Li is no rumour, it's been official for months...
danielgr 0
  what's that round thing in the base of the A pillar?
A77 5
  Looks great in dark color!
djaaronk 0
First Drive: 2019 Honda Insight
Read Article....................
2019 Honda Insight PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
First Drive: 2019 Acura RDX
Read Article....................
2019 Acura RDX Features & Specifications
Read Article....................
PR Photo Gallery - 2019 Acura RDX Advance
Read Article....................
PR Photo Gallery - 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2018 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
29