Honda Civic Hybrid (2006–2011)
All-new 4-door Civic Hybrid world debut Frankfurt Show September 2005 promising world-leading emissions performance and even more economical motoring than its predecessor, in addition to modern and distinctive styling. 4,545mm (14' 11') long x 2,012mm (6' 7") wide, including mirrors.
New 1.3-litre 3-stage i-VTEC engine with a more efficient Integrated Motor Assist system (IMA), which can improve the recovery of braking energy by 10% compared to the current Civic IMA. In addition, the new Honda Hybrid System achieves an approximately 20% greater output over the current system – and its performance is equal to that of a 1.8-litre engine – while improving fuel economy by 5%.
High-spec, Sat Nav-equipped Civic Hybrid EX available to order from late August 2007. EX also features leather upholstery and Honda’s Hands Free Telephone (HFT) equipment, which uses Bluetooth technology to allow mobile phone calls to be made safely on the move. Civic Hybrid EX is priced at £19,300 OTR. With its level of equipment, the closest rival to the EX is the Toyota Prius T Spirit, priced at £20,677. Controls for the HFT kit are mounted on the steering wheel, while the DVD Navigation unit in the Civic Hybrid EX replaces the existing 6 CD changer, mounted in the dashboard, above the air conditioning controls.
As well as offering maps of the UK and Western Europe, it can monitor traffic congestion and advise the user on alternative routes. In addition, the Honda Sat Nav system can be controlled by voice recognition. Just hold the correct button, say the word ‘Restaurant’ and the system will locate the nearest places to eat, and then direct you to them.