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Next Gen civic = Back to roots

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Briansol, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    "If you introduced an '80s-era Honda Civic to its modern counterpart, it couldn't recognize what it's become. But after decades of growing dimensions, Honda's going back to the drawing board for the next-gen Civic.

    The change in direction was reportedly ordered last year before the global economy took a nose-dive by product chief Tsuneo Tanai who observed a rise in oil and raw metal prices. Once the financial sector hit rock bottom, the Civic emerged as a strong player, out-selling the Ford F-Series pickup as the number one vehicle in the United States in May 2008. Not satisfied with sitting back and seeing how things shape up, though, Tanai ordered his engineers and designers to scrap their plans and redesign the next-gen Civic to be smaller, cheaper, lighter and more fuel efficient.

    The move coincides with Honda's re-strategizing vis-a-vis hybrids and electric vehicles, not to mention the cancellation of its V8 and rear-drive programs. But despite having put more people on the job, the decision to restart the Civic's development halfway through the process is sure to be a major setback for the company's lifecycle schedule. And not just for the Civic itself, but also for vehicles that share its platform, including the CR-V crossover, the Element sport-utility-box, the JDM Stream and European-market FR-V minivans, to say nothing of the upcoming CR-Z, Acura RDX, and of course the all-important Canadian-market Acura CSX."

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    Honda tears up its old product plan - Automotive News




    sweet... finally a new civic we tuners might actually buy :)
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    Pics or :ban:...

    Erm... wait a minute...
     
  3. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    omg omg omg omg omg.

    lol, Hopefully a econobox I'd consider worth buying!
     
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    Hi B, this is gonna be my first post ..i dedicate it to you ..now how do i work this thing ? lol
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    mash down on the keypad. then, copy and paste letters until it forms a real sentence.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Awesome ,on the VW forum i am on most guys have trouble doing that ..maybe thats why vw and honda guys have to pick on eachother haha.

    So back to hondas roots ,where do i find some done up old civics ,mm maybe in the 78/79 range? ..theyre the golf cart sized ones
     
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    There's a few project old school cvcc's and civics in the Auto Multimedia forum
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    ^^I like the look of that.
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    Yes x ∞. That fucker is awesome.
     
  12. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i wouldnt go slinging yogurt all over the wall quite yet

    so far all you have is a statement in an online auto news page... at least wait for some damn concept designs

    dont forget, we are talking about the company that has mastered the art of dangling carrots in front of its fans all the while shitting all over them
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Honda won't show shit till it's 6 months from launch. New models to Honda is like the stealth bomber to the word. Nobody knew it existed till they used it. The future is in smaller, lighter cars. 20 years ago we had engine technology to get the mileage that new hybrids get today. Imagine if this new technology is put in something in the ef-eg weight range...
     
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    Yea, I actually signed in to say... thank fucking God. Now just make it look as good as the late 90's civic and we're golden!
     
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    Uh, first-gen Honda Insight?

    :D
     
  16. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I actually saw one today for the first time in a long time.
     
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