Civic takes a bold new direction. With power, handling, safety and sheer
style, when you get behind the wheel of the Honda Civic you’ll just
want to drive.
Go see what’s down that side road
you pass every day. Discover what
lies around that distant bend. Explore
anywhere and everywhere. It’s such
a fun driving experience, you won’t
want to stop.
For Honda designers, style has When you first set eyes on the
stunning design you’ll be overwhelmed
always been about motion and this by its elegant, sporty body shape.
sports-sedan is no exception. Then as you follow the seductive,
sweeping curves you’ll find yourself
doing so almost furtively.
Every last detail will entice you.
With super-sleek lines stretching
from the cleverly shaped dual beam
headlights that slant towards the
ultra-smooth windshield rake, then
onto a beautifully pert rear. Take a
closer look and you’ll also notice the
road-hugging stance, sport alloys
and big, oval dual exhaust pipes.
Every carefully considered contour
not only looks great, but also deflects
wind effortlessly over the car. The Civic
quite simply demands attention.
But don’t be shy, you’re not the
first to stare and you certainly
won’t be the last.
Comfort, convenience and
style - everything you need
to enjoy the experience of
driving the Civic.
With its spacious body, a sweeping curve
of dashboard and a flat rear floor, the Civic
creates an extraordinary feeling of space.
The leather-wrapped sports steering wheel is
both height (left) and reach (right) adjustable.
Ingeniously placed in all sorts
of handy locations are useful
storage compartments including
cup holders for both front and
rear passengers and storage for
over 18 CDs.
The cabin’s design does more than soothe
your senses. It actually makes your driving
safer. The cockpit features a “dual-display”
The height of sporting luxury meets console with the instruments you use
most - like the speedometer - located high
up near your line of sight and focus.
the epitome of safety. A superbly The secondary instruments are located
in the traditional position, while audio
and cruise controls are set on the leather-
appointed driver and passenger
wrapped steering wheel. This means yo
eyes stay on the road - and your mi on
space not only increases your
driving pleasure but also makes Surrounding you are the six
your journey safer. speakers of the powerful
45 watt x 4, MP3/WMA
capable CD audio system with
in-dash auxiliary audio input
jack suitable for a portable
music player. Cooling you is
climate air conditioning.
With a comprehensive range of
models to choose from – 1.8S, 2.0S
and Hybrid – each available as a
Sport model, the Civic sets a new
benchmark for it class.
The Civic makes no compromises. Ad
Add more with the 2.0S: not
Sports performance and handling o
only do you get more power
is matched by world-leading safety but it also comes standard
and security technology, and with unique alloy wheels,
finished with more features and ducktail spoiler, leather
style than you would ever expect. upholstery, in-dash 6-CD
stacker, HID headlights
The range begins with the (High Intensity Discharge) for
1.8S, which has almost every a brighter, safer view of the
conceivable feature as standard. road, and a one-touch sunroof.
Choose the Hybrid for lower emissions and
ose For the ultimate indulgence, the Sport models take
style to the next level with front, side and rear under
improved fuel economy, while retaining Civic’s
mpro spoilers plus a boot spoiler. Optional 17” wheels and
outstanding performance and unique style.
ou tyres, as shown, are also available.
The power of dreams drives Honda
engineers to achieve the seemingly
impossible. A new generation of
engines show that power can come
An all-new engine line-up.
The Civic uses Honda’s Formula On bred i-VTEC
– an intelligent technology that inc
increases power and
improves economy – in a choice of three power-trains:
a new 2.0-litre derived from the award-winning
Accord Euro, a completely new 1.
ew 1.8-litre, and the
advanced petrol-electric IMA Hybrid system.
Power(kW) TORQUE(Nm) Power(kW) TORQUE(Nm)
Motor Assist (IMA). With a CVT
Power(kW) TORQUE(Nm) automatic (Continuously Variable
Transmission), it offers an out-
174Nm/4200rpm 188Nm/4200rpm System power output
(engine + electric standing combination of driving
and environmental performance,
200 200 170Nm/2500rpm delivering the potency of a 1.8-litre
engine on an amazing level of
Electric output (engine +
Motor Assist electric motor assist
A smoother drive
140 140 Engine Torque
Drive-By-Wire (DBW) throttle is
a feature on all Civic engines.
1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000
1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000
Instead of an inefficient mechanical
connection from the accelerator
to the engine, precision electronics
1.8-litre engine 2.0-litre engine Hybrid IMA engine respond directly to the pressure
The 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine serves The 2.0-litre DOHC i-VTEC engine If you’re driven by outright fuel applied to the accelerator, optimising
to reconfirm Honda’s prowess at demonstrates why Honda is the economy and emission control, engine power and efficiency, and
building engines, producing 103kW world’s most acclaimed and largest the Civic Hybrid is your car. It smoothing out gear shifts.
of power and 174Nm of torque, engine manufacturer. It delivers an showcases the next generation of
resulting in the performance of exhilarating 114kW of power and Honda’s remarkable petrol-electric On the 1.8-litre engine, the DBW
competitors’ 2.0-litre engines 188Nm of torque; enough to satisfy Hybrid technology, combining a throttle and i-VTEC combine
while extracting the economy of even the sportiest of drivers. 1.3-litre, 8-valve SOHC i-VTEC, seamlessly to tailor the throttle
a 1.5-litre engine through the i-DSI (Intelligent Dual & opening and valve inlet timing to
use of variable capacity cylinder Sequential Ignition) engine, generate the power you need at
management i-VTEC. with a synchronous drive, the maximum possibly efficiency.
ultra-thin electric motor in This results in truly outstanding fuel
a system called Integrated economy and performance.
The Civic Hybrid has got the horses.
And it’s less thirsty than ever. In Not only significantly With more cars in the world than at any other
time in history Honda knows the need to
these fuel challenged times, the more powerful than its ts p
protect the en
ever. Now th
environment is more important than
w there’s another challenge: fuel.
predecessor, it has more
petrol-electric IMA Hybrid shows you response than 1.8-litree
he Civic Hybrid mee environ-
mental and fuel chall
ent uel challenges head on.
It look every bit as sle as its
looks ery sleek
you’re stationary the petrol engine
goes to standby, then the instant you
need to accelerate it’s ready.
can love driving and still love your petrol engines yet uses s petrol powered stable
t owered stable-mates, but
underneath lies a special breed of
To ensure abundant electric
power, the Hybrid is designed
less fuel than ever before, engine: Honda’s latest generation to charge its batteries while you
environment. and with lower emissions.
Integrated Motor Assi (IMA) system
which combines a 3-st
i-DSI engine with an in
n intelligent, ultra-
drive by recapturing energy during
deceleration and by regenerative
braking. (It doesn’t need to be
thin electric motor.
It surpasses Japanese Honda’s IMA Hybrid sy
d system has
plugged into a power socket in your
garage). So when you get in to drive,
already received wide acclaim for its the batteries are ready to go; you
2005 emission level economy, practicality a ease of
ty and just turn the key to start it up.
use. It has been re-engineered to be
standards by 75% and even lighter, more effi
efficient and more
The Civic Hybrid is not about
engineering prizes or newspaper
intelligent than ever. headlines. It’s about making
already beats the stringent irst
And now, for the first time, an environmentally friendlier
the Civic Hybrid is able to car that’s sporty and easy to
Japanese standards in operate on electric popower only.
It’s also smart. For exa
drive, and doesn’t compromise
place for 2010.
3-stage i-VTEC mo
modes for the IMA system
1. Cylinders deactivated
Inlet and outlet valves are closed, shutting the cylinder to reduce pumping
loss, consuming no pe
2. Economy i-VTEC (C (low rpm mode)
At low rpms, the inlet valve is partially opened for maximum fuel economy.
The engine remains ru
s running to maintain vehicle speed.
3. Performance i-VTEC (high rpm mode)
The inlet valve is fully opened at high rpms for maximum power and torque
under acceleration a high engine revs.
1. Vehicle stationary (automatic idle stop): 3. Gentle acceleration (engine only): Engine pid acce
6. Rapid acceleration (engine + electric motor 8. Deceleration (IMA battery recharge mode): All
Engine automatically stopped. Zero fuel consumption running in low rpm mode. assist): As speed rises, engine switches to high
sist): 4 cylinders are deactivated and fuel supply is stopped.
and zero exhaust emissions. Automatic Idle Stop lamp 4. Low speed cruise (electric motor assist only): rpm mode for higher power output. Electric motor
mo The electric motor switches to regenerative braking
on. Engine automatically re-starts as driver releases When cruising on light throttle at less than 40km/h, assist provides additional power for strong, powerful mode and energy recovery is maximised to recharge
brakes. Under certain circumstances, the engine el
all 4 cylinders are deactivated, valves close and fuel ac
acceleration. the IMA batteries.
might not stop, anticipating imminent departure. Variable
supply is stopped using a system called VCM (Variable 7. High speed cruise (engine only): Engine running
2. Start-up and acceleration (engine + electric Cylinder Management). The vehicle runs on power in low rpm mode.
motor assist): Engine running in low rpm mode. ain circum
from the electric motor alone. Under certain circum-
Electric motor assist provides necessary additional ated.
stances the engine may not be deactivated.
power to accelerate. 5. Acceleration (engine + electric motor assist):
Engine running in low rpm mode. Electric motor assist
provides necessary additional power to accelerate.
Vehicle Start-up and Gentle Low speed Acceleration Rapid High-speed Deceleration
1 stationary 2 acceleration 3 accelera
acceleration 4 cruising 5 6 acceleration 7 cruising 8
Automatic idle stop Engine + start-up Engine-powered
Engin Electric motor-powered Engine + acceleration Engine + acceleration Engine-powered Regenerative braking
electric motor assist operation operation electric motor assist electric motor assist operation (IMA battery recharge)
Honda’s engineers have packed the
Civic with advanced Formula One
racing derived suspension and chassis
technologies, so you can confidently
negotiate even the trickiest conditions.
Vehicle Stability Assist, which Add ABS Brakes, Electronic Brakeforce
includes Traction Control, works in Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake
combination with the DBW, braking Assist (EBA), advanced MacPherson
and throttle system to achieve strut front suspension and multi-link
safer handling in even the worst double-wishbone rear suspension
conditions. During cornering, VSA and it’s no wonder the Civic is such
determines if the car is deviating a dynamic drive.
from its correct path. The system
Sitting sure-footed on a long monitors the speed of the car as well
as the relative speed of each wheel,
the amount of turn on the steering
wheelbase, the Civic flows along the wheel and the yaw and lateral
G-forces on the vehicle. Should the
car deviate from its correct path,
The 5-speed automatic on 1.8
and 2.0-litre models allows sporty
manual shifting using Sequential
road with a stability that inspires
VSA activates to bring the car back
SportShift, operated by Formula
on track by applying the brakes to
One style shift paddles positioned
any individual wheel or adjusting the
MacPherson strut front suspension behind the steering wheel.
(above) and multi-link double-wishbone A slick shifting 5-speed manual
VSA is standard on 1.8S Auto, 1.8S rear suspension (below).
transmission is also available for
1.8S Sport Sport Auto, 2.0S and 2.0S Sport.
the 1.8-litre models.
The Hybrid uses a CVT automatic
VSA transmission for improved fuel
without VSA economy and performance.
The new generation
2.0-litre, 1.8-litre and
re without VSA
IMA HyHybrid engines put with VSA
Computer controlled Gear Logic
exhilarating power right
ra How ABS, EBD and EBA work
assesses the current driving situation
taking into account gradients,
at your feet. But what is
r Emergency Brake Assist sensors
detect sudden brake pedal action and
together for safer stopping.
Under emergency braking ABS
cornering and engine speed. Rather
than inappropriately changing to a
automatically boost your braking power stops the wheels from locking,
power without control?
rw in an emergency stop.
enabling steering control to be
higher or lower gear, it holds the
gear, removing gear hunting.
retained. Independent left/right
ABS EBD works in tandem with ABS With Gear Logic
to maintain vehicle stability and 3 4 5 4 3 4 5
Rigid monocoque body construction, using help prevent the rear of the car
Without Gear Logic
high-tension steel, integrates the body and with ABS fishtailing during emergency
5 4 5 4 5 4 5
braking. EBA detects sudden
chassis structures into one solid unit. This
brake pedal action to automatically
creates a secure foundation for stable sporty without ABS
boost braking power to reduce
handling and luxurious ride comfort. stopping distance.
The Civic has been relentlessly tested for safety in Honda’s
omnidirectional crash test facilities to ensure it meets or exceeds
the world’s most stringent safety regulations.
Active head restraints move the
front seat headrests forward
in the event of a rear impact,
helping reduce neck injuries.
All seat belts are 3-point ELR
(Emergency Locking Reel), with
On today’s roads safety pre-tensioners and load limiters
in the front. Three child seat
tether points across the back
shouldn’t be an optional extra. Pre-tensioner
seat with Automatic Locking
Reel (ALR) seat belts hold
child seats securely.
Advanced active and passive A vast array of active technologies
are inside the cabin ready to protect
Surrounding you is an integrated,
one-piece (monocoque) structure
collision, the “Catcher’s Mitt” crash
compatibility design better meets
you against the unexpected. reinforced by a network of pos
opposing vehicles, irrespective of
safety technologies ensure peace of Not only are there front i-SRS high-tension steel beams, side ntac
contact height. Energy is dissipated
dual-stage airbags for driver and intrusion beams, energy absorbing both u
h underneath and over the
mind. In the sports performance of front passenger but also side
airbags with passenger side OPDS
structures and passenger safety
zones – all part of Honda’s unique
top of the monocoque structure
resulting in less jarring within the High
the Civic you can take comfort from (Occupant Position Detection System)
and full length side curtain airbags.
G-Force Control (G-Con) system.
In the unlikely event of a frontal
cabin and a safer vehicle. contact
the armoury of world-leading Low contact
All these safety technologies are standard
on every Civic. Honda believes that extra
safety is not an extra luxury.
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