Honda Civic: The latest innovation
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
The Honda brand has been routinely associated with high levels of performance and advanced styling. Over the past four decades the manufacturer has continued to release models that are pioneers of the industry and the time period, with the new Honda Civic 2012 being the latest addition to this long list.
This model, which has been labelled as both groundbreaking and innovative, has been a popular range for Honda and is set to be expanded further through the new Honda Civic 2012. Designed to revolutionise the world of environmentally friendly cars, the newest model gives both petrol and diesel engines a complete overhaul when it comes to technology, efficiency and performance.
A redesigned cylinder-head and the latest i-VTEC system are standard features of this new and improved power source, ensuring that energy is delivered at optimum levels whilst reducing wastage and overflow.
The new engine has electronically controlled intelligent valve timing as well as lighter components that improve its performance. According to Honda, this 1.8 litre engine delivers the power of a 2.0 litre version whilst having fuel efficiency levels that would beat a 1.6 litre engine.
A stronger and lighter design has been utilised for the diesel engine, with a 2.2litre i-DTEC unit being used within the new Civic. A revolutionary casting process makes the engine one of the quietest and most refined options available.
The 1.4i-DSI engine is equipped with a dual sequential ignition, which combusts fuel sparingly in order to improve fuel efficiency and reduce harmful environmental effects. This gives the diesel engine the fuel efficiency of one of a smaller size whilst ensuring that power and performance are not impaired in any way.
The changes to the engines for the new Honda Civic 2012 means that fuel efficiency and eco-friendly developments are at the heart of the company's latest innovations. Honda's Civic range has always responded to the current environmental needs of the time, leading the way in innovative eco-friendly developments.
According to details about Honda's history in innovative design, the 1972 Civic stunned American consumers by providing them with a car that met new Federal emission laws whilst doing away with the catalytic converter. The vehicle used the manufacturer's patented 'CVCC' combustion chamber to improve emissions whilst helping the car to continue to deliver high levels of performance.
The modern day Civic therefore continues to embrace its previous success and focus, with ECO Assist functions being added to the 2012 model. Said to improve car economy by as much as 15%, this technology helps drivers identify the appropriate time to change gear, with a colour-changing speedometer helping to let you know when changes are necessary.
This simple visual aid is a demonstration of the way in which Honda are dedicated to providing their customers with the easy to use technology that performs a practical function whilst remaining stylish and attractive. The manufacturer recognises that this is the easiest way to improve driving for motorists and consider all aspects of design and style when developing their innovative new technologies.
Of course, the Civic was not the only innovative vehicle to be produced by Honda and the manufacturer's positive reputation is based on a number of successful and innovative models. The NSX Supercar which was launched in the 90s revolutionised this area of the car industry while the same period saw Electric Vehicles (EVs) put into production. Concept cars remained a common feature of the brand throughout their development, giving them a chance to showcase their innovative talents whilst showing where the future of their car development could lead.
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