Civic offers wide variety of choices for all Canadian drivers
TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - The all-new, ninth-generation 2012 Honda Civic
arrives at Canadian dealerships today with a Manufacturer's Suggested
Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $14,990. As the best-selling passenger
vehicle in Canada for the past 13 consecutive years, the 2012 Honda
Civic comes to market with a new sleek style and a fuel-efficient,
technologically advanced lineup.
"The all-new Civic has evolved with the changing needs of our customers
by adding the green, safe and fun features they asked for," said Jerry
Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. "An exceptional
value package has been created for Canadian consumers, by combining
added standard equipment and a price reduction for the all-new Civic.
Built for Canadians, by Canadians, Civic offers the most diverse
line-up in the industry to best meet the needs and preferences of
The Civic family consists of sedans and coupes powered by conventional
gasoline, high-performance and hybrid engine choices. For 2012, the
Civic Sedan and Coupe continue to be available in trim level choices of
Civic DX (safety features - Sedan only), LX (popular features), EX
(full features) and EX-L (premium features).
For 2012, the all-new Civic introduces a host of features and
technologies, designed to enhance the driving experience, including:
New available technology features such as Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, and a Satellite-Linked Navigation System with bilingual voice
recognition (standard on EX-L, Si and Hybrid models)
Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Intelligent Multi-Information Display , or "i-MID" - a 5" display screen
which provides the driver with the ability to control their Bluetooth
enabled phone, Bluetooth Audio, iPOD, Radio, and other personalized
settings all within the controls on the steering wheel. (all except
Civic DX models)
Eco Assist™ driver feedback system (all except Si models)
Next-generation Vehicle Stability Assist™ with traction control.
Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe
The Civic Sedan and Coupe models are designed to provide an optimal
balance of comfort, value and performance. The Civic Coupe with its
50-mm shorter wheelbase than the Civic Sedan offers a more sporty
character, although both share nearly identical chassis construction.
The Civic Sedan and Coupe models are powered by a 1.8-litre in-line
4-cylinder engine with a 16-valve i-VTEC valvetrain and a dual-stage
intake manifold. The engine produces 140 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 128
lb.-ft. of torque at 4300 rpm. Both models receive an estimated
city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 7.2/5.0/6.2 L/100km when
equipped with an automatic transmission (standard on Civic EX-L
models). A manual transmission is standard on the Civic DX, LX and EX
The Civic Si Coupe and Sedan models prioritize handling and performance
with a sport-tuned suspension and a 2.4-litre i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine.
More powerful than the 2.0-litre engine in the previous generation, the
new engine produces 201 horsepower @ 7000 rpm and 170 lb.-ft. torque @
4400 rpm, an improvement of 4 peak horsepower and 31 lb.-ft. of peak
torque (22 per cent) compared to the previous model.
A sport-minded 6-speed manual transmission with a helical-type
limited-slip differential (LSD) is standard. Unique Civic Si exterior
features include fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/45R17 tires,
sport-tuned suspension, a body-coloured deck lid spoiler with an LED
centre brake light, and a chrome exhaust finisher. Inside is an
exclusive aluminum shift knob with leather, textured aluminum pedals,
firmly bolstered cloth sport seats with suede-like trim and red
stitching. The steering wheel is leather-trimmed with red stitching.
The i-MID on the Civic Si includes a new Sequential Rev-limit Indicator
and Power Monitor.
The 2012 Civic Hybrid uses the latest version of the company's
Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) parallel hybrid system to increase
efficiency using an electric motor placed inline between the engine and
transmission. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard
For 2012, a larger 1.5-litre i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, up from 1.3
litres in the previous generation, provides a broadened mid-range power
band and the switch to lithium ion (Li-Ion) batteries from nickel-metal
hydride results in enhanced IMA electrical power assist. The Civic
Hybrid achieves an estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating
of 4.4/4.2/4.3 L/100km, making it the most efficient compact car in the
industry. Combined, the engine and IMA produce 110 horsepower and 127
For safety, a wide variety of standard equipment includes Honda's
exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure for
enhanced frontal collision energy management and vehicle-to-vehicle
frontal crash compatibility. ACE enhances frontal collision energy
management through a network of load bearing structures in the front of
the vehicle. Standard safety equipment includes VSA that integrates
with the new Motion Adaptive EPS system; dual-stage, multiple-threshold
front airbags; front side airbags with occupant position detection
system (OPDS); side curtain airbags; and a 4-channel anti-lock braking
system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
The Civic's hood and front fender areas are designed to deform if
contacted by the head of a pedestrian in a frontal collision.
2012 Civic Pricing
Suggested Retail Price (excl. taxes)
CIVIC 4D DX 5MT
CIVIC 4D LX 5MT
CIVIC 4D LX 5 AT
CIVIC 4D EX 5MT
CIVIC 4D EX 5 AT
CIVIC 4D EXL 5AT
CIVIC 4D SI 6MT
CIVIC 2D LX 5MT
CIVIC 2D LX 5 AT
CIVIC 2D EX 5MT
CIVIC 2D EX 5AT
CIVIC 2D EX-L5AT
CIVIC 2D SI 6MT
About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and currently employs more than
15,000 people across the country. Honda Canada has produced more than 5
million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two assembly facilities in
Alliston, Ontario, including the popular Civic Coupe, Sedan and Si
models. Specifically, since the Civic was first launched in 1973,
Canadians have purchased more than 1.6 million Civics nationally,
930,000 of which are still on the road today.
Honda Canada has invested more than $2.6 billion in Canada and each year
it sources nearly $1.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian
suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than 3.4 million Honda and Acura
passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.
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