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Euro-Spec 2012 Honda Civic Spy Shots

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Overseas, the Honda Civic is a rakish hatchback available in three- and five-door bodystyles, as well as a high-performance Type R variant with more than 180 horsepower on tap. The vehicle seen in these latest spy shots depict this ‘global’ Civic in five-door form. Previous shots showed what appeared to be a test-mule for the next-generation model due late this year as a 2012 model.

The latest images depict a car much closer to the final stages of design, without cabling and wires sticking out at odd places. The heavy camouflage cladding of previous prototypes is gone, too, replaced with the swirling black-and-white covering that has become popular with carmakers in recent years.

Despite the absence of cladding, the spy-foiling body wrap manages to hide much of the flares and character lines that no doubt run the length of the car.  The overall size appears to be slightly wider and longer than the current Civic, meaning interior space should grow accordingly.

Earlier test-mules were seen wearing the new model’s bumpers and features an elevated hood, either to fit a new engine or test equipment.

Not much else is known about the car but there are rumors that a new three-cylinder engine option will join the four-cylinder range. There’s also word that the hybrid system from the CR-Z Hybrid will make it into the new Honda Civic.

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  1. This car has five door facility which is very good car lovers. I have not seen yet 5 door car but after reading this information I shall going to see it in very few days.
     
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  2. We've been jipped the last 4 years here in the states, because this model was not offered here - it darned well should've been. I can only hope that Honda chooses to include the North American market for this future model. The interior is likely to be as cool as the existing model and the exterior is just as cool, too. Plus, it provides hatchback versatility. Let's hope that they do the right thing and bring it to the U.S.
     
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  3. @B06SAJ
    its even worse in Australia. We were tempted by the style of the new Civic by having the Type R in our faces sold as a legitimate car and not a grey import. I lived in the UK and saw it there all the time, the whole range and was unhappy that Honda decided to build the car in Sudnerland int he far north of England, as such the price of exporting the car became prohibative and as such we all ended up with a lowered version of the last version of the car. fingers crossed honda wakes up and builds the car somewhere else !
     
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  4. Sleek features! Well, it also reminds me of "Knight Rider". Of course, if it's from Honda, it must be good. What I can't wait to see is the models they'll be offering in 2012 which is a plug-in hybrid, battery electric cars.
     
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  5. UGLY! big surprise. They just made it like everyone else's muscle-looking aggressive. It's not a family car anymore, but for the impressionable teens.
     
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  6. That's a nice news from Honda, but expecting more changes that can change the whole image of Civic
     
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  7. Black is black. I want my baby back. I used to own one and I'm thinking of getting a new one when this comes out. Great photos!
     
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