Honda has officially unveiled the 2012 Honda Civic at the New York Auto Show.
Looking virtually identical to outgoing model, the redesigned Civic emits a strong sense of déjà vu. Despite the similarities, the car is outfitted with new bumpers, a revised grille, and restyled taillights.
Inside, the sameness continues as the interior looks like a carryover from the previous generation. However, there's a new steering wheel, a revised instrument cluster and an updated dashboard.
Under the hood, four different engines will be available. The mainstream model is outfitted with a 1.8-liter petrol engine that produces 140 hp (104 kW / 142 PS) and 128 lb-ft (173 Nm) of torque.
The Civic Hybrid has a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine and a small electric motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Producing a combined output of 110 hp (82 kW / 112 PS) and 127 lb-ft (172 Nm) of torque, the car has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 44 mpg city / 44 mpg highway.
On the other hand, the Civic Si uses a 2.4-liter engine with 200 hp (149 kW / 203 PS) and 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a new six-speed manual transmission, which enables the Si to return 22 mpg city / 31 mpg highway.
Lastly, there's also a 1.8-liter natural gas engine that develops 110 hp (82 kW / 112 PS) and 106 lb-ft (144 Nm) of torque.
Arriving at dealerships later today, the 2012 Civic will be priced from $15,605 to $26,750.
Check out the press release for additional information