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The Honda Civic was Honda’s second hybrid and the first mainstream hybrid to go on sale in the U.S. It was launched for the model year as part of the compact-sedan line, joining tiny two-seat Insight (and the Toyota Prius) as the hybrid car on sale in the U.S. It to be offered today in its third

All Civic Hybrids have Honda’s Integrated Motor (IMA) hybrid system, sandwiches a small, thin motor between a four-cylinder and the transmission. From 2003 200, that was a five-speed gearbox; starting in 2006, it has company’s continuously variable (CVT). While engine and motor outputs have over the years, the four-cylinder used in the Civic Hybrid has been smaller and less than that of a non-hybrid its lower output supplemented necessary by the torque of the electric

Unlike hybrids from Ford, and others, Honda’s IMA Civics cannot move from a stop on electric alone. Instead, the electric serves to restart the engine a stop and to provide supplementary to add power when necessary. It acts as a generator to recharge the slowing the car and recapturing energy would otherwise be wasted as during braking.

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Civic Hybrids from through 2011 used a battery pack located in the From 2012 onwards, was changed to a more modern, and lighter lithium-ion pack same change was made to the Insight and CR-Z hybrid shortly afterward).

Honda has favored the mild-hybrid because it’s more and less expensive than more capable system, yet fuel-economy gains of one-quarter to higher than the best Civic.

Of the three generations of Civic, the first ran from through 2005. The Civic, the hybrid version, was redesigned for and that version ran through Then, in 2012, an all-new was launched—to unfavorable reviews for its plastic interior and stark

That new model received a update, and less than 18 later, a more pleasant model carried the same shape but a number of styling and updates.

Civic Hybrids look similar to their gasoline-powered in the Civic lineup, though have generally had different with low-rolling-resistance tires, grilles and subtle aerodynamic on the body, and additional graphics and showing power flow and consumption data contained the instrumentation and displays. For the third Honda added blue-tinted and LED running lights to distinguish the model more obviously.

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