Next Gen 2012 Honda Civic testing in London

While many manufacturers do their testing of new cars on the track of Nurburgring, the Japanese concern has sent the European version of Honda Civic hatchback the next generation of run-in one of the capitals of the Old World.

Honda Civic Hatchback generation "next" was seen today at Piccadilly Circus, one of the major transport interchanges, located in central London. Before his visit to the capital of the United Kingdom has replaced the old prototype plastic protective apron on the fabric, "camouflage", which hides the lights of a new form, modernized grille and a modified bumper. The back of the hatchback body in the picture is not visible, but is believed by experts to "feed" disappeared spoiler hampers visibility, and there was "caretaker" for the rear window.

"European" Civic, projecting that was fought in the German Research Centre for Honda, is built on the old front-drive platform. In power-line model will include engines, engine components range current generation Civic, which will undergo a small upgrade. Normally Japanese car will be equipped with fuel-efficient technology, Stop & Start.

Recall that the North American version of the Honda Civic, shown at the end of winter, is available for order with two petrol units with capacity of 140 and 203 hp and the 110-strong hybrid power plant, which brings together gasoline and electric motors.

The world premiere of the European version of Honda Civic will be one of the months remaining until the end of the year, sales of the model will start in 2012 at a price of around £16,000.

2014 Honda HR-V successor - first photo and info

Honda intends to develop a new compact city "rogue", which aims to fill a gap in the product line of Japanese concern, which emerged after withdrawing from the production car HR-V.

Succeeded crossover HR-V, from the issue of which the Honda was abandoned in 2006 because of falling sales, according to their size will be comparable with the models and the Nissan Qashqai Mitsubishi ASX. According to unofficial data, its overall length is 4 350 mm, width - 1745 mm Height - 1640 mm. A distinctive feature of the car will be an organic combination of terrain and roominess crossover with comfort and handling sedan. Range of engines will make 2.0-liter gasoline and two diesel engine of 1.5 and 2.2 liters, says Mag-X.

It is assumed that the world premiere of the new "SUV" will take place in three years. In the new model line group takes place on a step below the crossover CR-V, which this fall, motorists will face a new form. In a power line CR-V will include the next generation 4-cylinder gasoline engine capacity of about 180-220 hp and a new turbo unit, which replaces the previous 2.2-liter diesel engine. Engines, machines can be aggregated with either manual transmission or five-speed automatic transmission.

Honda patented design of the new gen 2012 Civic European

Honda is registered in the European Patent Office design a new generation 2012 Civic model.

It is expected that sales in Europe the car will appear at the end of this year. In addition to the traditional gasoline version, Honda Civic of the new generation will be available in the sports version of Si, with the hybrid IMA new generation, as well as with the engine on natural gas.

Civic New also have at its disposal a system of Honda Eco Assist, already known for models of Insight and the CR-Z. To achieve even greater efficiency the system can automatically turn off the engine when the car is stopped, smooth acceleration when you press the gas pedal, and much more.