It was back in 2016 that Honda underwent a riveting overhaul. So, it was high time it came with yet another version with additional refreshments. So, this 2018 Honda Civic Hybrid version is all set to hit the floors by the second half of the year 2018.
2018 Honda Civic Hybrid – Stylish Exterior and Interior Design
The spacing of Honda Civic Hybrid 2018 is planned in a way so that it does not jeopardize the overall cabin space. Its battery pack placement is engineered in a smart way to comfortably fit under the cargo area.
Standard leather upholstery on seats and steering wheels is another expectation. Honda Civic Hybrid 2018 cabin will comprise of upgraded driver assist control and entertainment system.
Sirius XM, traction control, HD radios, automatic cruise control system, forward-collision warning brake assist features, premium sound system, blind-spot monitoring and 7-inch display will also find their way inside.
Stark changes will be noted in the exterior designing. The features of the previous versions will enhance ergonomically. This means, appearance of the new version will be tougher and sleeker. There is an anticipation that its existing weight will face a cut down by using aluminum.
Also, the front fascia and grille will get a fresh new look including revamps with projector headlights and vibe-LED daytime running.
The grille will come with chrome finishes and its body will host sharp edges and amplifies model aerodynamics.
2018 Honda Civic Hybrid – A Power-Packed Motor
The 2018 Honda Civic Hybrid is one of the top commuter vehicles which offer a phenomenal driving experience.
Therefore, the 2018 Civic Hybrid will be no less. A combination of 2 motor hybrid systems with the existing 2.0-liter inline-4 cylinder engine is a part of its new version. The 6-speed manual transmission or CVT gearbox is an expectation.
Power outputs will range between 155 hp and 175 lb-ft. torque. Moreover, the brand new version of Honda Civic Hybrid 2018 is electric-only and will give a driving range around 41 miles.
According to EPA ratings, this version will perform better in cities with a mileage of 47 mpg rather than expressways where it will run at a mileage of 45 mpg. Honda will also integrate an energy regeneration system to charge batteries on the go.
The 2018 Honda Civic Hybrid will need to outdo its counterparts including Toyota Prius or Ford Escape Hybrid.
A minimum 100,000 miles mileage is a warranty. Also, as a high-end car it will perform better on city roads and traffic rather than highways.
Another name for its new version is Sport Hybrid i-MMD drivetrain. It will have an 27% lighter and 23% smaller electric motors.
Moreover, the lithium ion battery is lighter for 6% and compact than the previous one. It has a battery life of 8-10 years.
2018 Honda Civic Hybrid – Release Date and Price Tag
The 2018 Honda Civic Hybrid will most likely hit showrooms by the fall 2017 or the beginning of 2018. With not many changes in the cards, there won’t be a soaring upswing in the price range of base Civic line-up.
So, it currently runs between an $18,000 to a $28,000 with additional destination charges. A rough price range of for Si models is mid-$20,000 and for type R it is mid-$30,000. However, competitions of it will include Toyota Prius, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.