Honda has just unveiled its 9th generation Civic for the 2012 model year, including a very fuel efficient hybrid model. With the standard 1.8-liter models expected to get a 39-mpg highway rating, the hybrid will achieve a 45-mpg average, making it the second most fuel efficient vehicle on the market, second only to the Toyota Prius.
Helping the 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and electric motor combo achieve an increase of 4-mpg over the current model is a lithium-ion battery pack – the first use of the more modern batteries in a Honda.
Both the Civic Hybrid and the Civic HF (a special fuel economy model rated at 41-mpg highway) will make use of special aerodynamic pieces, as well as Honda’s ECO Assist technology that coaches drivers on how to get maximum fuel economy.
Get more news and info on the 9th generation Honda Civic at 9thGenCivic.com