According to one of the Honda officials, the company is looking forward to improving in vehicle electrification with the new 2018 Honda Civic Hybrid Sports concept. With the latest move that Honda is taking, it seems that the company is making a great change in product design. As 2017 lineup of Civic models feature significant improvements, most of them are to be carried over to the next generation of Civic Hybrid. The main motive to 2018 Hybrid Civic Hybrid is excelling on fuel efficiency and also competing against Toyota Prius. Expect changes to be made accordingly.
2018 Honda Civic Hybrid – Chasis Changes:
For making the most out of the hybrid powertrain, the Honda might also bring out some changes to the chassis. This would include using lightweight axles and differential. So, the 2018 Civic Hybrid Sports model will look pretty much like a standard Civic as the same design language is to be used.
Some of the exterior features that contribute to both styling and functionality are LED headlights, front door mirrors with integrated turn signals, aerodynamically contoured hood and windscreen. The options for exterior paint/color include:
- Cosmic Blue Metallic.
- Taffeta White.
- White Orchid Pearl.
- Lunar Silver Metallic.
- Modern Steel Metallic.
- Crystal Black Pearl.
- Rallye Red.
The interior cabin of 2018 Honda Civic Hybrid will great convenience and comfort while being smart on technology. Furthermore, the driver’s gauge cluster is supposed to feature both analog and digital meters alongside an information display. Similarly, expect a revised infotainment system with features like smartphone integration, satellite radio, and voice commands.
Almost all Civic models come with premium safety technologies and the upcoming 2018 Civic Hybrid is no less. Some of the features that are to be incorporated include a rear camera, parking assist, traction control, lane keeping aid and multi-stage airbags.
2018 Honda Civic Hybrid – Powertrain Information:
As Honda is in a major pursuit of hydrogen propulsion, it will be interesting to see if the upcoming 2018 Honda Civic Hybrid uses this system. Getting specific with the facts, there’s not much clarity in which engine will be used.
Speculations put out by car experts hold that a 1.5-liter 4 cylinder engine will be combined with an electric propulsion system. The raw output might measure at 200 HP of power and 230 lb-ft of torque. These figures will rise when the additional output of the electric propulsion system kicks in. However, the biggest expectations with this hybrid drivetrain come in with mileage numbers. As Honda has already raised the bar high with 2017 Accord Hybrid’s impressive 48 mpg (combined), this new Civic Hybrid sport is also expected to stay close or set a new benchmark by surpassing the current one.
2018 Honda Civic Hybrid – Trims, Price, and Release Date:
This new Civic Hybrid is expected to come in 5 trims including EX-L, EX-T, EX, LX and Sports. The pricing will solely depend upon trims and the base model might start at $25,000. However, the customers might have to pay $2,000 or $3,400 more for EX-L and EX-T trims. Finally, the company might present this 2018 Honda Civic Hybrid sports during the last quarters of 2017.