2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas Is The Ultimate Hybrid Alternative

by Honda in the News on May 16, 2011

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For anyone looking for high mileage and low emissions, there are few better options than Honda’s natural gas-powered Civic. Maryland Honda said the all-new 2012 Civic Natural Gas is one of five models in the new ninth-generation Civic line, but it stands out for its incredibility efficient powertrain.

As the replacement to the Civic GX, which ran from 1998 through 2011, Honda Phoenix said the Civic Natural Gas will be available for the first time in all 50 states for the 2012 model year.

The Civic Natural Gas builds on the company’s 15-year legacy of offering viable, alternative fuel-powered vehicles by adding popular features and expanding its retail availability,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Inherently clean-burning natural gas has a proven track record as an extremely low-emission, domestically produced transportation fuel. The new Civic Natural Gas makes it even more convenient to tap into this desirable and abundant resource.”

A CNG-version of the same 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine found in the Civic Sedan and Coupe models powers the Civic Natural Gas. Chicago Honda confirmed that a 5-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment. This powertrain yields a city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 27/38/31 miles per gallon. Not only did Honda improve fuel economy, but the vehicle also produces almost zero smog-forming emissions and is the cleanest internal-combustion vehicle certified by the EPA.

For a closer look at this incredible new model, check out the video posted below.

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