Best-Selling, Fun-to-Drive Honda Civic Enhanced Again for 2014 Model Year
Canada’s best-selling passenger car gets significant styling, powertrain and feature upgrades to further extend its competitive lead
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 20, 2013) – The Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling passenger car for 15 consecutive years, extends its competitive lead and value for customers with a long list of enhancements for the 2014 model year. Building on the model year 2012 redesign and model year 2013 major refresh, the 2014 Civic features exciting and innovative upgrades, including:
• New sportier exterior styling for Civic Coupe and Civic Si Coupe
• Interior styling upgrades for all Civic models
• New available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that enhances
performance and fuel efficiency
• New available Display Audio with 7-inch pinch, tap and swipe touchscreen
• Increased engine performance on all models (excluding Hybrid)
• New available features include the Honda-exclusive LaneWatch™ blind
spot display and proximity key entry with pushbutton start
The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe launch at Honda dealerships nationwide in mid-December, followed by the Civic Hybrid early in March 2014 and the Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan in the spring of 2014.
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Honda FCEV Concept Makes World Debut at Los Angeles International Auto Show
• Sleek and aerodynamic, 5-passenger Honda FCEV Concept expresses
potential styling direction for next-generation Honda fuel cell-electric vehicle
launching in 2015
• Next generation Honda FCEV promises significant gains in real-world
performance, cost reduction, efficiency, packaging and appeal, including
more than 480 km (300-mile) driving range
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 20, 2013) – The sleekly styled Honda FCEV Concept, made its world debut today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The concept expresses a potential styling direction for Honda’s next-generation fuel-cell vehicle anticipated to launch in the U.S. and Japan in 2015, followed by Europe.
Showcasing exciting and modern styling, the Honda FCEV Concept features sweeping character lines underscored by an ultra-aerodynamic body. The Honda FCEV Concept also delivers ample passenger space and seating for 5-passengers thanks to new powertrain packaging efficiencies.
Next Generation Honda Fuel Cell-Electric Vehicle
Honda’s next generation fuel cell-electric vehicle launching in 2015 will feature the world’s first application of a fuel-cell powertrain packaged completely in the engine room of the vehicle, allowing for efficiencies in cabin space as well as flexibility in the potential application of FC technology to multiple vehicle types in the future.
2014 HONDA ACCORD PLUG-IN HYBRID
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan is the next installment in a family that is quickly running out of room in the awards cabinet. Coming to Canada in the spring of 2013 as an advanced technology demonstration vehicle, the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan will provide the athleticism and craftsmanship of the all-new Accord, charged with a remarkable dose of hybrid efficiency and electric torque.
The 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid is powered by Honda’s first two-motor hybrid system and uses Honda’s new Earth DreamsTM 2.0-litre i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine producing 137 horsepower, teamed with a powerful 124-kilowatt (kW) electric motor. Electric driving is supported by a 6.7 kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, and total system output is 196 horsepower.
The 2014 Accord PHEV also puts more control in the driver’s hands with the ability to choose two additional driving modes to manage battery capacity and tailor the capabilities of the plug-in Accord to individual driving needs. For the energy-conscious consumer, the 2014 Accord PHEV will provide premium technology, exceptional cabin space and the ability to run in an all-electric mode for 20–28km. Based on Environment Canada’s approved 2-cycle test method, the Accord Plug-In Hybrid is expected to achieve a fuel economy rating of 1.6-litre equivalent per 100 km. This is anticipated to be the best in class for any plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Honda "Urban SUV Concept"
DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2013 – An all-new Honda “Urban SUV Concept” vehicle made its world debut today at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The dynamic and youthful concept hints at the styling direction of an all-new small SUV slated to launch in Japan by the end of 2013, followed by the North American market in 2014.
The Urban SUV Concept is intended to provide the basis for a fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient small SUV with aspirational design, flexible packaging and next-generation connectivity targeting active lifestyle customers. The concept showcases clean and sophisticated styling, dynamic character lines and a strong stance, with hidden rear door handles giving the SUV a coupe-like presence. Measuring 4295mm long, the Urban SUV Concept is 235mm shorter than the Honda CR-V, making it the ideal size for navigating both crowded city streets and open mountain roads.
The Urban SUV Concept represents the expansion of vehicles based on Honda’s Global Compact Series, which includes the Honda Fit subcompact and the Honda City subcompact sedan, a model sold in markets outside of North America.
All-New Small SUV Launching 2014
Coming to Canada in 2014 , an all-new small SUV based on the Urban SUV Concept will be priced and positioned below the CR-V within the Honda light-truck lineup. Part of Honda’s Global Compact Series, and utilizing the Honda-original centre-tank layout featured on the Fit, the model will include Honda’s configurable Magic Seat® setup that can provide a host of passenger and cargo options, including a fold-flat mode for maximum cargo capacity. The all-new model will also feature next-generation telematics and a modern interior.
The small SUV will be manufactured along with the Fit at Honda’s newest North American plant near Celaya, Mexico, expected to open in the spring of 2014. The growth and expansion of its small-vehicle lineup will help Honda double worldwide production of vehicles in its Global Compact Series to more than 1.5 million units by the end of 2016, and remain a global small-car leader.
Think sub-compact vehicles can’t do it all? Think again. Introducing the GEAR Concept Study Model. With a simple, clean design inspired by fixed-gear bicycles, it represents a completely new way of looking at sub-compact vehicles.
GEAR was designed to meet the demands of younger drivers living in the city. It’s compact and stylish, while still being functional and fun to drive. Simply put, it embodies everything you could ask for from a sub-compact, while sporting a unique design you’d be thrilled to drive.
This concept is currently not slated for production.