Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Civic is Better Than All The Hybrids

January 25th, 2011 by

In practical terms, the release of the 2012 Honda Civic is arguably more important than the huge number of new hybrids and electric vehicles available at the Detroit Auto Show. This is because the current Honda Civic is such a huge seller and hybrids/electric vehicles only make up a tiny portion of the auto market, for now. The new Civic is also expected to receive an EPA Fuel Economy rating of 40 miles per gallon.

In 2010, the Civic was the 4th best selling vehicle in America just behind the Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, and the Honda Accord. The 2012 Civic has a new distinct look with sharper edges on the exterior. Six different versions of the Civic is set to be released within weeks of each other—coupe, sedan, hybrid, natural gas, and 2 sport versions. Honda is the only major auto maker to offer a natural gas powered vehicle.

The Honda Civic sold more units than all of the hybrid models put together. 260,218 Civics were sold last year, which is very close to the 2009 total. Typically, a car model’s last year of sales usually plummet, but the Civic remained popular amongst Americans. Honda was the only major car manufacturer in the US market to post an increase in sales for 2010 without adding on commercial fleet sales, which tend to be less profitable than retail consumer sales.

What is there not to like about the new 2012 Honda Civic? Come test drive one today at Fisher Honda, the premier Honda dealership in Boulder. Our friendly sales professionals are committed to helping you with any questions you might have.

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