Ever since 1972 Honda Civic holds a wonderful reputation in the realm of high-class models. Each design which Honda comes up with has a perfect amalgamation of superb design and un-scale technology. There has been quite enough talking that Honda might be coming out with its an all-new hybrid version of the Honda Civic.
2018 Honda Civic Hybrid Exterior Changes
Coming to its exterior outlook, 2018 Honda Civic Hybrid model will likely host an enhanced body. Appearance will be tough and there is a high expectancy of chopping down some of its weight with the usage of aluminum. Its frontal fascia is likely to get a fresh grille and restyles projector headlights with vibe-LED daytime running lights. The grille might come with some chrome finishes. The body might also host some sharp edges which enhance the model’s aerodynamics.
Interior Design and Equipment
As for its interior, the overall cabin space will not be jeopardized as Honda will ergonomically place the battery pack underneath the cargo area. Its instrumental cluster in specific will be oriented towards monitoring the hybrid drivetrain with information updates on a real time basis. Premium leather upholstery on seats and steering wheels will likely come as standard.
The cabin of this new-gen Honda Civic Hybrid 2018 will be equipped with updated driver assist controls and entertainment. Sirius XM, HD Radio, Traction control, forward collision warning, automatic cruise control system, brake assist feature, blind spot monitoring, 7-inch display and premium audio system will also be noticed.
When it comes to performance, this new-gen hybrid model is expected to offer its best performance yet. This Civic is regarded as an excellent commuter vehicle which is expected to give riding experience above the average. Though these were quite enough to pull the attention of its fans, the hybrid engine of this new 2018 Honda Civic Hybrid is what has aroused the most amount of interest.
At this stage, there is not much information available regarding its hybrid engine, but tipsters state that it might keep its 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder engine and might probably combine it with a 2 motor hybrid system. This hybrid engine could be mated to a CVT gearbox or a 6-speed manual transmission.
Power outputs of this new Honda Civic Hybrid 2018 might be somewhere around 155 HP and 175 lb-ft torque. This all-new Honda Civic Hybrid electric-only drive range is expected to stay around 41 miles. As for its EPA ratings, it could measure somewhere around 47 mpg in city and 45 mpg on highways.
Hopefully, similar to other automakers, Honda will also incorporate an energy regeneration system for recharging the battery pack on the go.
Price, Release Date and Competition
2018 Honda Civic Hybrid might go against names such as Audi A3 SportBack e-Tron, Toyota Prius C, Hyundai Ioniq. Official announcements have not been out so far, but their tipsters state that this might hit dealerships by the commencement of 2017 or early 2018 at the most. The cost of 2018 Honda Civic Hybrid equipment packages might see an increase as speculated by tipsters. For its base value, its price will likely stay around $35,000.