The all-new 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas (formally known as the Civic GX), which is the only dedicated natural gas-powered passenger vehicle manufactured and sold in the U.S., will be available in showrooms across the country on October 18. It will feature a base price of $26,155.
According to Honda Dealer CT, Honda has long supported alternative fuel vehicles, and the addition of the Civic Natural Gas will continue that objective. The CNG-powered model will join the standard Civic and Civic Hybrid, all of which have been completely redesigned for the 2012 model year.
Although the Civic GX was once reserved for select markets, the new Civic Natural Gas will be available to retail customers at 200 dealers in 35 states. Honda Alexandria customers can check with their dealer.
The Civic Natural Gas offers many benefits for the eco-conscious customer, not to mention significantly reduced operating costs compared to gasoline-powered models as well as lower fuel costs. As an alternative-fuel vehicle with extremely low smog-forming emissions, the Civic Natural Gas currently qualifies for a state-issued decal allowing single-occupant access to High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) “carpool” lanes in California and several other states. actThe Civic Natural Gas engine produces almost zero smog-forming emissions and is the cleanest internal-combustion vehicle certified by the EPA (Tier-II, Bin-2 and ILEV certification as of August 2010).
According to Acura Dealers CT, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine powers the new Civic Natural Gas. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment and helps the vehicle achieve an EPA-rated city/highway/combined fuel economy of 27/38/31 miles per gallon (gasoline-gallon equivalent).