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The natural gas-burning Honda Civic GX has been around since 1998, and even though the Environmental Protection Agency anointed it the cleanest internal combustion vehicle in history, sales have been less than brisk.

There are quite a few reasons the Civic doesn't sell in high volume, including a hefty $25,000 price tag and the $4,600 required to install a home refueling station. But according to our comrades over at Translogic, that won't stop the Japanese automaker from offering up a new GX for the 2012 model year.

The new GX will still likely cost quite a bit more than the standard Civic and it will still need a pricey home charging unit, but improvements will also be made. For example, spokesperson Jessica Fini tells Translogic that consumer feedback complaining about the levels of available equipment on the last GX prompted the automaker to offer more, "desirable options like a navigation system and upgraded stereo."

We're happy to hear that the GX will live on in 2012 and beyond. After all, it's tough not to love an environmentally friendly Civic that can deliver about 30 miles per gallon at fuel prices that can be one third the price of regular gasoline. We'll be looking out for details on the 2012 GX, along with the entire Civic lineup in the months ahead.

http://translogic.aolautos.com/2010/09/15/exclusive-honda-confirms-next-gen-civic-gx-natural-gas-vehicle/
 

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I think the Civic is trying to be a lot of different things at the same time. Which is why some of its models aren't really selling to good. While a natural gas option is ok on paper its not really that convenient for the consumer.
 

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I think the Civic is trying to be a lot of different things at the same time. Which is why some of its models aren't really selling to good. While a natural gas option is ok on paper its not really that convenient for the consumer.
I honest don't see how the Civic is trying to be different things at once. From what I see Honda keeps the Civic under the same purpose which is affordable, cheap, reliable, and good on gas and now environment friendly. Only thing i see them doing wrong is the design part.
 

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Honda USA to Take Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Civic GX National

2012 civic will be available by spring 2011 :) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Civic will interesting to try out.

Honda will take the model year 2011 compressed natural gas (CNG) -powered Civic GX “national” next year, says Eric Rosenberg, Assistant Manager, Alternative Fuel Vehicles for American Honda Motor Company, Inc., confirming recent press reports that the company is gearing up for a busy 2011. Honda currently has 141 dealers located in 33 states that are certified to sell the car. That network is expected to grow when Honda sends out an official offer letter to Honda dealers nationwide in January or early February next year.

Rosenberg said Honda expects sales to grow significantly through 2011 and 2012 in response to the growing availability of natural gas filling stations and increased environmental concern by customers. He confirmed capacity to meet any demand spikes for the only mass-market compressed natural gas vehicle on the US market and winner of the ACEEE (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy) greenest vehicle for the past seven years.
 

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Natural Gas Honda Civic for All 50 States

Honda presented at the 2011 North American International Auto Show the new Civic, a model that comes with a refined look plus with several enhancements, both inside and outside. But another important aspect of the revised Civic lineup is the fact that it will be offered with a natural gas option in all 50 states across the US, starting this year. A similar configuration is also available on the current generation, with sales going around 1,500 units each year, according to MSNBC.

The concept presented by the Japanese manufacturer at the Detroit event is believed to give us a glimpse into how the new Civic lineup, due to be released in a few months as model year 2012, will look like. The Civic range will include some new members, as follows: a sedan and a coupe with conventional gasoline models, two sporty "Si" performance versions, along with one hybrid and the natural gas alternative-fuel variant we were talking about.

Not much is known about the powerplants to be fitted under the hoods of the new Civic, but one thing is for sure: each of the mills used by the carmaker will be much more efficient and will feature the company's Eco Assist technology already offered on the CR-Z and Insight hybrids.

"The Civic is known for providing a balance of 'just-right' packaging, fun-to-drive character and outstanding fuel economy, at a price that even first-time buyers can afford. The redesigned Civic builds on this legacy and promises to be the best Civic yet," stated John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda, when the company unveiled the new Civics at the 2011 NAIAS.

Natural Gas Honda Civic for All 50 States - autoevolution
 
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