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2 October 2011

2012 Civic Natural Gas. to enlarge.

The all-new 2012 Civic Natural Gas (formally as the Civic GX), the only natural gas-powered passenger manufactured and sold in the US, will go on at qualified Honda dealerships on 18 October with a Manufacturer’s Retail Price (MSRP) at $26,155.

To support growing interest in alternative-fuel vehicles, Honda is expanding its network of US which are qualified to sell and the Civic Natural Gas to retail sales to 200 dealers in 35 states. retail sales of the natural Civic had been limited to states: California, New York, and Oklahoma.

The Civic Natural Gas multiple benefits including reduced operating costs to gasoline and lower fuel with natural gas purchased at fueling stations historically about 30% less than on a gasoline-gallon-equivalent basis.

As an alternative-fuel vehicle with low smog-forming emissions, the Civic Gas currently qualifies for a state-issued allowing single-occupant access to Vehicle (HOV) “carpool” in California and several other The Civic Natural Gas engine almost zero smog-forming and is the cleanest internal-combustion vehicle by the EPA (Tier-II, Bin-2 and ILEV as of August 2010).

The Civic Gas is recognized by the state of California as an Technology Partial Zero Vehicle (AT-PZEV) by meeting emissions standards and warranting its durability for at least 150,000 or 15 year (in California and those that have adopted ZEV regulations). Natural gas, as a carbon fuel, emits 25% CO 2 emissions than gasoline used to power an internal engine.

2012 Honda Civic Gas engine bay with 1.8-liter dedicated natural gas 4-cylinder Click to enlarge.


A modified four-cylinder engine found in the Sedan and Coupe models the new Civic Natural Gas. A automatic transmission is standard

The Civic Natural Gas engine features to operate exclusively on natural gas. The compression is increased to 12.7:1, compared to in the Civic Sedan’s gasoline-powered Exclusive fuel injectors, and exhaust valves, and valve are designed to accommodate the unique of natural gas.

Stronger connecting rods and as well as special pistons are to accommodate both the higher ratio of the engine and octane of the fuel.

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The Civic Natural Gas has its fuel tank located the rear wheels. The safety-engineered, composite fuel tank can the gasoline-gallon equivalent (GGE) of 7.8 of gasoline when filled CNG to 3600 psi.

The Civic Gas has an EPA-rated city/highway/combined fuel of 27/38/31 mpg (8.7/6.2/7.6 L/100km), equivalent (gge).Compared to the previous city fuel economy is up by and highway fuel economy is by 5.5%. Additionally, the 2012 Natural Gas achieves a 10.7% in combined fuel economy and The new model also incorporates the ECO Assist system, a technology can enhance efficient vehicle at the touch of a button, while providing visual feedback to the to promote and confirm a more driving style.

Building on the successful packaging of the generation Civic, the passenger of 94.6 cubic feet by 3.7 cubic feet, and gains also been made in shoulder room (+2.9 and rear legroom (+1.6

For safety, a wide variety of equipment includes Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure for enhanced collision energy management and crash compatibility. ACE enhances collision energy management a network of load bearing in the front of the vehicle. Additional safety equipment includes Stability Assist (VSA) integrates with the new Motion-Adaptive power steering (EPS) dual-stage, multiple-threshold front front side airbags occupant position detection (OPDS); side curtain and a 4-channel anti-lock braking (ABS) with Electronic Distribution (EBD) and Brake

Standard equipment on the 2012 Natural Gas includes the new “intelligent” Display (i-MID) that a platform for integration of vehicle and compatible personal electronics a driver-oriented 5-inch color LCD and intuitive steering wheel All models also come with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for connecting compatible mobile and a USB audio interface for compatible players.

The redesigned 2012 Natural Gas can now be equipped with the Satellite-Linked Navigation System an exclusive database of publicly Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations across the United

All Civic Natural Gas models are at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana The 2012 Honda Civic is by a 3-year/36,000-mile New Car Limited Warranty; a powertrain limited warranty, and a corrosion limited warranty.

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