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Old 11-10-2008, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default 2009 Honda Civic facelift Unveiled - Not for US

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For all of you who got bored of the Honda Civic, it seems this is your lucky day! Honda unveiled today the facelifted 2009 Honda Civic but donít get too emotional, this is only a minor facelift! As you can see the vehicle comes with a re-designed front grille and new rear headlights while at the interior it features a new texture for the plastic components. Also a new 1.4-liter petrol engine is available capable to deliver 100 hp (an improvement considering the last generation had 83 hp) and 127 Nm of torque at 4800 rpm. All the facelifted Civics will come with a tire pressure warning system, due to the safety reasons.
Regarding the Type S variant, this will be optically close to the Type R version, featuring the same radiator grille and tail lamps as well as the painted front apron, wheel arches and the tail apron. Regarding the interior the Type S will feature sport seats with Alcantara leather as well as matt finish materials as seen on the Type R. More details when the new vehicle will be officially unveiled!































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Old 11-10-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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umm. . thats not for the US market.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:25 PM   #3
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can someone please explain why we don't get this over here?! I think we should have gotten the older style too, anyone remember the Top Gear where May drove it?
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
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someone please go over to Honda and kick them in the nuts for not offering this awesome car in US
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:38 PM   #5
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can someone please explain why we don't get this over here?! I think we should have gotten the older style too, anyone remember the Top Gear where May drove it?
The same reason why Ford Europe sells their Focus hatchback where we get the ugly sedan in Ford America. I'm guessing Honda will start importing Euro Civics as soon as they see a market for those type of cars from Ford importing their Euro Focus.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:56 PM   #6
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From what I remember, in season 10 of top gear, they compared this version Type-R civic, to the previous version Type-R Hatch (both euro versions), and this one sucked in comparison. Mainly, it faltered in the handling dept. with it's torsion beam rear axle suspension. It looks cool though!
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:08 PM   #7
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Unlike the Focus, USDM > EDM for the Civic.

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Old 11-10-2008, 10:21 PM   #8
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can someone please explain why we don't get this over here?!
"Americans don't buy small cars."

(October Mini sales +56%, October Fit sales +28%...)
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:19 AM   #9
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So the story says 09 Civic comes with new rear headlights, eh? That's gotta be uncomfortably bright for the people behind you in the drive-thru line, not to mention particularly dangerous in heavy fog.
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:56 AM   #10
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This thing would be horribly expensive if it were brought here, produced in England. Although I do hear it is quite fun to drive and wouldn't mind having a civic hatch in the lineup again.
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