Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Honda Civic Type S unveiled

The Sedan counterpart of the Civic 3-Door Type R Hatchback was unveiled in the UK, and will be launched in the market pretty soon. The Honda Civic Type S 3-door hatchback is aimed at younger customers wanting style and performance in a 3-door package.

Under the bonnet of the 3-door Civic sits either a rev-happy 1.8-liter i-VTEC petrol engine, or Honda's highly-rated 2.2-liter diesel unit. Both engines produce a significant 140 hp and can be combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 1.8-liter i-VTEC is also available with Honda's automated-manual i-SHIFT transmission. Two model grades will be offered. As well as 17-inch wheels and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) as standard, Type S gets air conditioning, cool box, remote audio controls and curtain airbags. The Type S GT model adds a panoramic glass roof, dual zone air conditioning, cruise control, front fog lights, retractable mirrors, and automatic wipers and headlamps.

This latest addition to the Civic family will be another success to hit the road. The Honda Civic is continually evolving to better suit the changing of the times. So just imagine how great it must be to live the Honda Civic Life.