Home / Auto News / News article: Next-Gen Civic to Get Futuristic CR-Z Design, Improved Hybrid System, 3-Cylinder Engine - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jun 29 2010, 10:38 AM

As competition heats up in the compact car segment, Honda is hoping to lure customers with more than just the promise of a well-built, efficient and reliable sporty car. The Japanese automaker is also looking to appeal to your aesthetic sensibilities with a futuristic design similar to that found on the new CR-Z. This doesn’t surprise us as Honda has developed some more progressive designs lately, including the current Fit.

The next-gen Civic will more than just look like the CR-Z, however, with a hybrid variant getting a setup similar to the CR-Z’s, using the larger 1.5-liter 4-cylinder to deliver added power and fuel economy. Also planned for the 9th generation Civic is a 3-cylinder engine, although it’s not clear if that engine option will be available in North America.

Set to debut in 2012, the 9th generation Civic will go on sale as either a 2012 or 2013 model.

[Source: Car & Driver]

  • Chad

    What are the odds that the design pictured here will actually be what is offered?

  • Colum Wood

    Very little – that’s actually a design sketch of the CR-Z.

  • STEVE

    YEA! AND WE KNOW HOW HONDA SCREWED THAT CAR UP BIG TIME, DONT WE FOLKS!
    CR-Z NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN A HYBIRD PERIOD, NO MARTTER WHAT HONDA SAYS THEY NO THEY F***** UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jdrugach

    For the record. although I did not buy my 2012 Honda Civic based upon it’s styling, I have actually received more compliments on my 2012 Civic than any of the previous new cars that I’ve owned costing many thousands of dollars more. Go figure? As it turns out, automotive styling is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Voiture

    How about that aweful dash, will they go back to dials?  I hope for their sake.

    Honda stop listening to USA Execs, and get back to doing what you did best in the late 90′s.