Honda will be launching their new Civic in September at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model has been developed specifically for the European market, and the Civic is to be offered exclusively as a five-door hatchback, and compete in the C-segment. It will hit showrooms across Europe in early 2012.
To heighten the anticipation before the new Civic is revealed, Honda will be releasing a series of short films which detail the development of the car. The second of these will focus on the low emission technology and the new i-DTEC engine. This offers an exceptional combination of low CO2 emissions and high performance.
The 2.2 litre i-DTEC engine has been updated and combining this with the improved aerodynamics on the new Civic has produced a car that has the power output of 150PS but only emits 110g/km of CO2.
A thorough analysis of the performance of the engine has resulted in several improvements. The oil that flows through the engine is now carefully managed to reduce any loss in circulation, and the build materials have been revised, thus reducing friction in the moving parts. All of the models with the manual gearbox will benefit from the ‘Idle Stop’ technology which will achieve a reduction on CO2 emissions of 5g/km.
Careful attention has been paid to every aspect of the new Civic’s design with focus on refining the aerodynamics through extensive wind tunnel testing to reduce drag and improve high speed stability.
“To achieve a good CO2 figure, you need to optimise every aspect of the car,” says Katsushi Watanabe, Development Leader for the engine. “Reducing the emissions was our key target and we’re proud to say that we have achieved this without compromising the high performance character of the engine. We want our customers to have fun when they drive this car.”
Find out more by watching the new i-DTEC film release. The film is hosted on an interactive media player where all the films will be shown and automatically updated. You can easily download films and images or even embed the whole player in your site. http://multivu.com/players/English/51356-honda-motor-europe/