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Today Honda announced its 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural gas will go on sale this month with some improvements to the hybrid. The hybrid goes on sale Feb. 5 nationwide, and the natural gas car carries forth at dealers in 37 states effective Feb. 15. The big(ger) news with the carried-forward IMA (Integrated Motor […]

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Yuuji Fujiki, chief engineer for Honda’a IMA hybrid system, holding the battery pack used in the 2012 Civic Hybrid. (Photos: Brad Berman, All rights reserved.) The new 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, using a lithium ion battery for the first time, increased its average EPA fuel economy rating from 41 mpg to 44 mpg. The new […]

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will recall 36,656 Civic Hybrid vehicles from model years 2006 through 2007 in the U.S. to replace the DC-to-DC converter, a component of the Integrated Motor Assist hybrid control system. The DC-to-DC converter may experience an internal failure that could lead to engine stalling and malfunction […]

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When Honda recently unveiled its 2012 Civic design, and announced that the new Civic Hybrid would use lithium ion batteries for the first time, we weren’t surprised. Last March, we reported that the Civic and other Honda hybrids were already in the process of migrating from nickel to lithium. What does it mean for consumers? […]

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For the past seven years, the natural-gas-powered Honda Civic GX has been named the greenest vehicle on the market by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. The Civic GX might next year cede its green crown to the all-electric Nissan LEAF or the plug-in Chevy Volt. Nonetheless, Honda is planning to increase production […]

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Bloomberg reported today that Honda will fix a software flaw in about 90,000 Civic Hybrids sold in the U.S. that can cause their batteries to wear out sooner than expected. For the past year, issues related to the Civic Hybrid battery have been discussed by numerous owners in the HybridCars.com Civic Hybrid forum. Honda informed […]

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Reuters and 24/7 Wall Street are reporting that Honda is phasing out the gas-powered Civic for the Japanese market, and will only sell the hybrid version. Honda will roll out an all-new Civic worldwide in late 2011. As we reported a few days ago, Honda is boosting investment in hybrid technology, based on the belief […]

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Honda’s new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine has found another application under the hood of the Honda CR-V, but for Europe only. Honda announced that in a rigorous independent test on UK roads over more than 500 miles, the CR-V achieved 77.86 mpg, almost a quarter more than its official rating of 62.8 mpg; through the […]

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Rumors are circulating that Honda may either pull the plug on the Insight hybrid or revise it. Honda has neither officially confirmed nor denied any changes for the original Prius fighter (that lost), but it has quietly removed it from the Canadian lineup, and marketing for a 2015 U.S. model appear conspicuously absent. Holding a […]

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An enhanced 2014 Honda Civic went on-sale Dec. 4 sporting a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $18,190 for the Civic LX Coupe and $18,390 for the Civic LX Sedan. Exterior styling updates on the Civic Coupe and premium interior refinements to all models further enhance the Civic aesthetic appeal, said Honda. New available features […]

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