2012 Honda Civic at Tewksbury Honda Spring 2012 | Atamian Honda
A Civic for everyone. That was Soichiro Honda’s motto when rolling out the original Civic, and it’s one to which his company intends to stick with the launch of the next-generation model. When the all-new 2012 Civic is launched in April, Honda will roll out a whole variety of body and propulsion configurations within mere weeks of each other, instead of letting months pass between the debut of one model to the next.
Among those variants, we can expect both a sedan and a coupe, with several conventional gasoline engines on offer – including natural gas and hybrid versions – as well as the sporty Civic Si.
The new 2012 Honda Civic, previewed recently at the Detroit Auto Show, was slated to debut in 2009. But when the global economy started going south, Honda sent the design back to the drawing board for a nearly complete overhaul before it ever saw the light of day. The result is expected to be much roomier than the current model, though the exterior design hasn’t changed all that much.
As to be expected with anxious fans and inquisitive reporters everywhere, a rumor has been started that may answer the question of what Honda plans to stuff under the hood of the 2012 Civic Si, due for the 2012 model year.
If the latest rumors are to be believed, Honda will dip into its Acura parts bin and pull out a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that is good for 201 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque with the manual transmission in the TSX, according to fan site VTec, via egmCarTech.
This 2012 Civic engine is rumored to be known as the K24, and will be very similar to the K24 in the TSX.
With the standard issue 2012 Civic set to begin arriving around April or May, expect a later 2011 or early 2012 arrival time for the hotter Si trim.
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