Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Integrated Motor Assist combines a 1.3-litre i-VTEC petrol engine with a lightweight, high-output electric motor that assists the engine during acceleration and at higher speeds. Then, when you're braking, decelerating or going downhill, it recharges its own batteries.
When you bring the Civic Hybrid to a complete stop, its ingenious AUTO STOP feature automatically turns off the petrol engine to minimise fuel consumption and emissions. The car sits silently as you wait in traffic or at stop lights. Then, as soon as you release the brake, the engine restarts quietly, quickly and automatically.
* Under certain conditions the engine will remain operational when the car is stationary.
A rear spoiler improves aerodynamics and helps fine tune performance, while adding to the Civic Hybrid's stand-out design.
Body-side moulding features a stylish chrome strip. Not only does it accentuate the Civic Hybrid's clean lines, it protects the doors from minor nicks and scrapes.
The Civic Hybrid features manual tilt and telescope steering wheel adjustment and also has audio controls on the left side of the steering wheel for volume and channel selection. Cruise control buttons are located on the right side of the steering wheel.
All info above is from the Honda Website, for a review of what my husband and I think of the Honda Civic Hybrid that we currently own, go into our Honda Review. Our car is here: member-cars/Minxygirl/Honda-Civic-Hybrid.html
Being able to drive the car of my dreams is a passion of mine.