Top Ten Cars To Look Forward To In 2011?Online Car World | Online …

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Today I discovered a fantastic post by admin, posted earlier today, and entitled Top Ten Cars To Look Forward To In 2011?Online Car World | Online … that I suggest you all read. Here’s some extracts in the hope of piquing your interest!

“Compact-car buying used to be a compromise with consumers settling for affordable, fuel-efficient cars without style, space, or luxury amenities,” said Scott Margason, director of product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The 2011 Elantra challenges the current compact sedan segment, offering a sleek, sophisticated look and affordable price tag, while still returning 40 mpg of fuel economy.” CarsDirect.com is the leading multi-brand online car buying service, providing new and pre-owned automobiles and related products and services. Their “Top Ten Cars to Look Forward to in 2011” list highlights the very best cars that they believe 2011 has to offer.

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Even with a new Civic due next year and a new Corolla planned for 2013, we believe this generation of Elantra will enjoy its spot at the top of the compact car hierarchy.” Source: http://www.hyundaiusa.com/about-hyundai/news/Corporate_CarsDirect.com_Top_Ten_Cars_release-20110214.

Now then, reading this article started me off thinking so I did a quick search for some more posts on the subject and uncovered some more greats. e.g. All-New 2012 Honda Civic Emphasizes Style, Fuel Economy and … posted yesterday, by 9thGen-Mike, on Civic 9 Forum: 9th Gen Honda Civic Forums:

8-liter i-VTEC engine, the Civic HF is targeted to earn EPA-estimated fuel economy1 of 41 mpg on the highway. The 2012 Civic Hybrid, which will be outfitted for the first time with a lithium-ion battery and a larger 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, is expected to achieve an EPA-estimated city/highway combined fuel economy1 of 45 mpg, an improvement of 4 mpg compared to the current Civic Hybrid. Both the Civic HF and Civic Hybrid models will be equipped with aerodynamic components for improved efficiency and Honda ECO Assist™ technology, an innovation that can enhance efficient vehicle operation while providing feedback to promote more efficient individual driving styles. “The Civic is the only model in the industry that can deliver on all fronts – fuel economy, sporty performance, smart packaging, alternative fuel and long-term value,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda Motor Co.,Inc.

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4-liter engine as well as a new 6-speed manual transmission. The new engine is anticipated to deliver 200 horsepower with 170 ft-lb of torque. Even with the larger engine and a 22 percent increase in torque, Civic Si is targeted to achieve an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy1 of 31 mpg; an increase of 2 mpg when compared to the current model. The 2012 Civic lineup includes a sedan and a coupe with conventional gasoline models, a new “HF” high fuel economy version, two sporty “Si” performance versions, along with one hybrid and a natural gas alternative-fuel variant.

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Civic HF, Sedan, Coupe and Natural Gas Specifications · 140 horsepower, 1.8-liter i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder engine · 5-speed automatic transmission · ECO Assist technology · EPA-estimated Civic HF highway fuel economy: 41 mpg · EPA-estimated Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe highway fuel economy: 39 mpgCivic HF, Sedan, Coupe and Natural Gas Specifications · 110 horsepower, 1.5-liter i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder engine (combined gasoline + electric) · Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) · Lithium-ion battery · CO Assist technology · EPA-estimated Civic Hybrid city/highway combined fuel economy: 45 mpgCivic HF, Sedan, Coupe and Natural Gas Specifications · 200 horsepower and 170 lb-ft, 2.4-liter i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder engine · 6-speed manual transmission · EPA-estimated Civic Si highway fuel economy: 31 mpg Article Found At: http://www.vadvert.co.

Finally, another fantastic article on the subject came from Todd Bianco on Todd Bianco’s ACarIsNotARefrigerator.com Blog posted last week and entitled Honda unveils the 2012 Civic. Is it good enough? « Todd Bianco's … which is also definitely worth reading!

  I’d say this is an evolution, not a revolution.  Honda needs the Civic to be a big hit. These days, it’s not enough to just stay fresh, a manufacturer needs to take some bold steps, either with styling, technology or both. I like the driver-oriented cockpit (see pictures below) and the overall look of the interior. In the past, I haven’t been able to find a comfortable position in the Civic because I’m tall with long legs and the seats just don’t have enough adjustments for my frame.  I’ll be curious to see if the new Civic is more accommodating. Just looking at the statistics, I don’t see any great leaps over the current Civic.

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