East region. Honda, like other automobile manufacturers in Japan, faced immense
challenges in its production capabilities due to earthquake & Tsunami disasters in
March 2011. Despite these unprecedented challenges Honda made efforts to introduce
9th generation Civic in the Middle East region on time.
innovation, smart packaging, quality, value and fun-to-drive performance. It continues to
comply with customer’s requirements delivering right combination of features, style, and
fuel-economy built on the solid foundation of Honda durability, quality and reliability.
The All New Civic position itself as an excellent value for technology makeover
and higher level of refinement.
Building on current generation’s ‘mono-form’ design, new Civic incorporates
more expressive and clean flowing lines that convey sophisticated stance and higher-
Structurally, A pillars moved forward and C pillars moved backward to create a
free-flowing 3-box shape. Interior passenger volume has improved by 3.7 cu. ft (104.7
liters) with gains in the shoulder, front and rear hip rooms. The new Civic retains the
two-tiered instrument panel in line with the current Civic while maintaining a clean,
simple and intuitive layout.
(i) All new Intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) standard on EXI and VTI,
displays a wide variety of driver’s selected information including Audio, Trip computer,
Fuel economy, HFT, and Clock. The display can also be personalized by uploading a
wallpaper of choice.
2012 Civic Debuts in Middle East
AC compressor load and changing the engine throttle characteristics. Also in choosing
to drive in an Econ mode, it helps improve the driving habits by observing the ambient
(iii) Rear view camera standard on EXI and VTI grades, visually guides the driver when
reversing to enhance safety and ease of parking.
driver to make and receive call while driving using HFT controls on steering wheel. The
driver can also monitor incoming calls and browse his phonebook conveniently using
Intelligent Multi-information Display (i-MID).
(v) New design 16” Alloy Wheels standard on EXI and VTI, add a powerful sporty look
to side profile.
forms a more rigid body. It incorporates many aerodynamic features like under bumper
air guides, flat under-floor, front/rear strakes, lightweight plastic parts in engine bay and
fuel tank, etc. These enhancements improved all new Civic’s fuel economy, lowered
emissions and gives it a solid handling and lower cabin noise. Additional improvement
is the increased of trunk volume by 0.5 cu ft (14.15 liters) while the 60/40 split fold down
rear seats continue to offer added cargo carrying capacity.
All New Civic is equipped with an Electric Power Steering (with a Motion
Adaptive Electric Steering system) which helps in precise steering and improves
fuel economy. It works in conjunction with VSA system to help mitigate oversteer or
The suspension systems used in the all new Civic are Honda’s highly developed
MacPherson struts in the front and multi-link double wishbone in the rear.
The Civic LXI is fitted with 15” steel wheels while the EXI & VTI grades are fitted
with 16” alloy wheels.
2012 Civic Debuts in Middle East
The 2012 Civic has 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC gasoline engine with
a max. power output (NET) of 139 HP/ 6,500 rpm. and max. torque (NET) of 17.7 kg-m/
4,300 rpm. It comes with 5 speed automatic transmission system and front wheel drive
The new model offers a wide variety of safety features as standard equipment.
(i) Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body
structure for enhanced frontal collision energy management and vehicle-to-
vehicle frontal crash compatibility.
(ii) Dual-stage, multiple-threshold driver and passenger front airbags are standard
on LXI and EXI grades. In addition to these, front side airbags with occupant
position detection system (OPDS) and side curtain airbags are available on
(iii) 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution
(EBD) and Brake Assist.
(iv) VSA® integrates with new Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
The new Civic is available in 8 body colors:
Frosty White Metallic
Polished Metal Metallic
Crystal Black Pearl
Dyno Blue Pearl
Urban Titanium Metallic
Carnelian Red Pearl
*Bold: 3 new colors in 2012 Civic