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2012 Civic Concept

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Nothing earth-shattering. I see it's going to get that same lil useless triangle window the Verano has. Windshield nearly reaches the center of the front tire. The Podification of the automobile continues....

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Why does the red-orange car only have one door handle? Is it... could it be? A COUPE???

Cruze

Focus

Caliber...

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And look, the coupe and sedan are shown AT THE SAME TIME. How does Honda do it? HOW do they spread their engineering dollars so far as to show TWO bodystyles at once? Simply astonishing.

BOO on Chevrolet and their stinkin' Cruze... dowdy little invisimobile.

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Windshield nearly reaches the center of the front tire. The Podification of the automobile continues....

Man maximum, machine minimum (reduce exterior size and increase interior size). That is the philosophy that Honda is following, so don't expect to see any long hoods.

Barring a poor interior or drivetrain, I am getting set to trade-in my A4 for either an EX-L or Si sedan this Spring/Summer. The current Si Sedan is too blah inside and out for me, but this new one looks a lot better, and the shifter location is more normal, which is good (no AT for me).

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Man maximum, machine minimum (reduce exterior size and increase interior size). That is the philosophy that Honda is following, so don't expect to see any long hoods.

Barring a poor interior or drivetrain, I am getting set to trade-in my A4 for either an EX-L or Si sedan this Spring/Summer. The current Si Sedan is too blah inside and out for me, but this new one looks a lot better, and the shifter location is more normal, which is good (no AT for me).

Where is the interior picture? Honda normally blacks out the windows so you can't see the interior and this looks to be the case here. I didn't see any interior pictures in the gallery.

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Hmmm..the sedan looks pretty much the same as the current model...the coupe looks like it has a similar greenhouse as the Accord coupe..

And look, the coupe and sedan are shown AT THE SAME TIME. How does Honda do it? HOW do they spread their engineering dollars so far as to show TWO bodystyles at once? Simply astonishing.

BOO on Chevrolet and their stinkin' Cruze... dowdy little invisimobile.

Plus there will be 2 more hatchback bodystyles for Europe and other markets.

Well, Honda is a small company..they have a few models, a few platforms to spend their $$$ on..so they can be focused. GM has to spread their $$$ across many models, many platforms...

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Not sure I like the coupe, but I really like the sedan. It instantly makes the current car look even more dowdy than it already looked.

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I actually like it better than the Cruze. Like way better.

Also, thank you Honda for not using tumors for head/tail lights.

Would be nice if those wheels make it to production.

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I didn't realize the sedan was different from the current one until I looked a second time...subtle changes to the greenhouse and lighting.

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Sedan update looks like enough to keep it top in class. Similar theme but much better overall than the previous version. Not a fan of the Accord coupe style or this one. Been a while since I've liked a fwd coupe proportions.

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Front three-quarter view of the sedan looks better, but the plastic triangle thingie and quarter window at the leading edge of the front side windows are a step backwards. I'm not sure the Fit-style taillights are an improvement.

Spy pics showed that the interior also is evolving from the current vehicle, nothing earth-shattering.

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I think the sedan looks great, especially in white with the blacked out roof. I see it's lost the triangle window that the old Civic had in favor of a bigger A-pillar. The 2012 Focus has something similar; wonder how that affects visibility.

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I think it actually looks pretty good... almost makes the Verano look outdated.

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I'm changing my tune a bit here: this will definitely hold the number two spot on my list of favorite new compact cars, in terms of appearance and features. First place is still held by the Focus, though.

The Cruze is a nice car, don't get me wrong, but it's wholly uninteresting. The styling is anti-dynamic, the powertrain options seem silly now that they're in the Sonic, and having one choice as far as bodystyles go ... ehhhhhh, I can think of better cars to spend eighteen big 'ens on.

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So long as the production cars look like the concepts (which the undoubtedly will), the Civic sedan and Focus sedan are my two favorites in the class.

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Really doesn't look that much different from the current model. However style was never really Honda's strong suit--I'm sure it will have a first rate interior and powertrain.

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The styling is evolutionary, but I think if you compare it side-by-side to the previous gen the difference will be very substantial. This new Civic is far more curvy and stylish than the previous. It makes the old one look like a brick. I really like the deep contour line that runs down the side, and the design overall flows much better.

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I think i would have to compare it to a current SI sedan to see how different they look. i would also like to see if the base model styling of the concept does not look boring like the current model.

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What's funny is when Toyota pulled this same stunt on the new Corolla (new facias, some side flair on the same damn car), you guys justifiably crucified them for it.

Now imagine GM did new facias refreshed interior on the Cobalt...what would the reaction be then?

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What's funny is when Toyota pulled this same stunt on the new Corolla (new facias, some side flair on the same damn car), you guys justifiably crucified them for it.

Now imagine GM did new facias refreshed interior on the Cobalt...what would the reaction be then?

The difference here is that the civic looks much better now, the Corolla looks worse, and Honda added some definition to the sides and gave the greenhouse a similar but more sporty rake.

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