Torrance, Calif. 10/06/2005 -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced the pricing of the completely redesigned 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid, the most economical and environmentally responsible gasoline-powered Civic ever. The 2006 Civic Hybrid, which achieves an EPA estimated city/highway fuel economy of 50/50 miles per gallon*, goes on sale October 19 with a price of $21,850, or $23,350 when equipped with Honda's optional satellite linked navigation system.
Characterized by advanced new styling, Honda's all-new Civic Hybrid also offers the latest in safety technology, as well an array of standard features, such as multiple audio entertainment choices, that increase content and value well beyond the 3.8 percent sales-weighted price increase over the 2005 model.
"The all-new 2006 model delivers the ultimate in efficient technology and heightened safety, with the highest fuel economy of any Civic at a time when fuel economy matters more than ever," said **************** Colliver, executive vice president, automobile sales. "It is the perfect example of how to balance the needs of our customers and the environment, while offering an unbeatable value."
The latest generation of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) technology allows the Civic to achieve an EPA estimated city/highway fuel economy of 50/50 miles per gallon* while achieving Advanced-Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) standards in all 50 states. Equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) as standard equipment for 2006, Civic Hybrid fuel economy increases by 6 percent in the city and 4 percent on the highway as compared to the 2005 Civic Hybrid with CVT and AT-PZEV certification. The Civic Hybrid can now deactivate all four of its cylinders and operate using only the electric motor in certain steady-state cruising situations. Compared to the 2006 Civic Sedan with an automatic transmission, the Civic Hybrid provides a city fuel economy increase of approximately 65 percent and a highway fuel economy increase of 25 percent.