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Old 5th May 2010, 17:31   #31
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So what about the discounts ? The discounts are pretty heavy and generally HONDA doesn't give such amount of discounts. Is it the right time to buy V AT for someone who is interested ?
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Why do we see a deteriorating sense of taste when it comes to automobiles exterior styling. The new civic looks super ugly. Look at the front grille. I think, they should have styled the interior and refined the existing engine instead of re-designing and doing a bad job at it.
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Old 5th May 2010, 20:53   #33
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Why do we see a deteriorating sense of taste when it comes to automobiles exterior styling. The new civic looks super ugly. Look at the front grille. I think, they should have styled the interior and refined the existing engine instead of re-designing and doing a bad job at it.

The pic in the first page is not the new civic, it is just a PS job on the USDM Civic. The upcoming Civic is expected to look similar to the rendering in pg. 2 which in itself is a very radical redesign.
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Reminds me of this vid.

Looks vs Presence.

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Report: Honda to delay Civic model redesign

Honda Motors typically maintains a strict five-year model full refresh schedule, but executives have revealed that the next-generation Civic – previously expected in 2010 – will not debut until sometime in 2011. Executives suggested that the reason for the delay was the need to make changes to their next model due to the strong competition and impending changes to fuel economy standards.

According to a report by Automotive News, changes in market conditions, coupled with ever-evolving government regulations, have driven Honda to delay the release of the next Civic model until an undisclosed time in 2011.
The current Honda Civic is growing long in the tooth, but both internal Honda and external market standards. As the auto market has become more competitive in recent years, many automakers have moved to more frequent refreshes in order to keep customers visiting their showrooms. For Honda, the opposite can be said, at least for the Civic.
The current generation Civic was first introduced in September 2005, and is overdue for its expected five-year product re-freshening schedule, says Auto News. In an interview, American Honda Motor’s vice president, John Mandel, said that the automaker is not making sweeping changes to its typical scheduled refreshes. Mendel added, “We change vehicles as need be. The ability to do something based on more current information is better than waiting a full model cycle. Some of that is being able to have the opportunity to change [based on] what you see happening in the marketplace.”
Although Mendel stopped short of directly naming any competitive products as a source for the delay, there is a strong possibility that the recent reveals by both General Motors and Ford to achieve at least 40 miles per gallon in their next-generation C-class cars have forced Honda back to the drawing board. Honda has typically been accredited as being one of the most fuel-efficient automakers, but the Civic currently lags behind some of its competition in terms of mpg.
Auto News also points out that at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Show, Honda COO, Tsuneo Tanai, suggested that the next Civic had already been altered mid-redesign, and that it will likely grow in size compared to the current generation Civic.

In this meantime, Hyundai redesigned its elantra sedan twice. Is it a case of too little too late?
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To revive this, topic, the Ninth Generation Honda Civic has been previewed and driven on various international media and from what I hear courtesy soources - this is the one car that is going to give the german Luxury cars in the lower end a run for the money. Enough is available on this on the Internet as well as on Fifth Gear/Discovery turbo.
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Since pictures of the actual car with light cammo are emerging, this thread is now closed.
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