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AutoBlog: Rumormill: 2012 Honda Civic details circulate

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Filed under: Coupes, Hybrids/Alternative, Sedans/Saloons, Green, Tokyo Motor Show, Hatchbacks, Honda, Rendered Speculation, Rumormill

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According to an article in Mag-X (via Temple of VTEC), Honda is hard at work wrapping up the design for the next-gen Civic that's expected to debut in 2011 as a 2012 model. As is customary from Honda, the Japanese, European and North American markets are all expected to get their own unique versions of the popular Civic, with Americans getting their preferred sedan and coupe bodystyles and the other countries each receiving differing takes on the hatchback theme.

As you would expect, there will be a hybrid version of the 2012 Civic, and it's again slated to get a 1.5-liter gasoline-powered engine mated to Honda's Integrated Motor Assist technology. This powerplant will reportedly be shared with the upcoming CR-Z hybrid hatchback where it will be available with either an automatic CVT transmission or six-speed manual.

Hopefully, we'll see how accurate all of this is when the Tokyo Motor Show rolls into town this October, where a production prototype of the 2011 CR-Z is expected to be shown. Thanks for the tip, Jason!

[source: Mag-X via Temple of VTEC]

Rumormill: 2012 Honda Civic details circulate originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 May 2009 16:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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That drawing reminds me of a Volkswagen.

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That drawing reminds me of a Volkswagen.

Reminds me of a smaller, sleeker revision of the previous gen Jetta.

So by the time the new Civic is rolling off the assembly lines in Ohio, we should have the Cruze and the NG Focus to compete w/ it..and maybe something from Chrysler/FIAT?

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Reminds me of a smaller, sleeker revision of the previous gen Jetta.

So by the time the new Civic is rolling off the assembly lines in Ohio, we should have the Cruze and the NG Focus to compete w/ it..and maybe something from Chrysler/FIAT?

We can hope....with gas selling for $4.69 in about two years...this will then be a very good time for small cars.

Chris

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Oh, and much better than the current Civic. I really liked the current Civic when it came out, but after living with it for awhile it is starting to remind me of the aborted offspring of two GM dustbuster minivans.

Chris

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Oh, and much better than the current Civic. I really liked the current Civic when it came out, but after living with it for awhile it is starting to remind me of the aborted offspring of two GM dustbuster minivans.

Chris

I've never cared for the current Civic..seems like the front and rear (both the sedan and coupe) are from different, unrelated cars..the sleek, almost minivan like front works better on the European hatchback versions than the US trunked models, IMHO...but then again, I prefer hatchbacks in small cars. I like the looks of the Euro Type R hatchback models.

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Well based on the sketch I hope this means the relentless growth of each new generation is reversed.
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Well based on the sketch I hope this means the relentless growth of each new generation is reversed.

Could be...most vehicles get larger and heavier with each generation, pretty rare to get smaller and lighter..

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The nose is VW but the green house and tail lights scream Volt of all things.

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