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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid

2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
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It's the same ol' Civic you know inside and out, just updated for the 21st century with an electric/gasoline hybrid engine. The second hybrid car that Honda produced, the 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid can take the same applaud that the Insight gets for amazing fuel mileage and environmental responsibility. This car can get up to 650 miles on one take of gas! How can any other car on the market today beat that? You'd be silly to pass it up.

Available Models
There are two available models for the 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid: manual transmission, and continuously variable automatic transmission. There are many standard features as well as fun add-ons, so keep reading…

Interior Features
Some of the standard features you can find inside either model of the 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid are automatic climate control air conditioning with air filtration system, cruise control, power steering, tilt steering wheel, power mirrors, windows and door locks, AM/FM audio CD system, tachometer, and rear-seat heater ducts to keep everyone warm.

Options for the interior include a cargo net, a trunk apron, and a leather steering wheel cover. Audio add-ons include a 6-disc in-dash CD changer, or an independently mounted CD changer.

Exterior Features
Standard exterior features of the 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid are 15-inch lightweight alloy wheels, a rear decklid spoiler, and dual-power mirrors.

Have fun with options like a chrome or gold exhaust finisher, gold emblem kit, gold grille molding, half or full nose mask, wheel locks, and three different wheel options.

Technical features of the Civic Hybrid start with a 1.3-litre, 8-valve, 4-cylinder gasoline engine, coupled with a high-output, brushless-DC electric motor. You will also find a VTEC-controlled cylinder idling system. This amazing little car is available with a 5-speed manual that averages 46/51 (city/hwy) mpg, or a continuously variable automatic transmission averaging 48/47 (city/hwy) mpg. Horsepower is 85 @ 5700 rpm with 87 lb-ft of torque @ 3300 rpm.

Safety and Security
The 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid comes with dual-stage front airbags, front side airbags, power-assisted ventilated front disc/rear drum ABS brakes, and dual-side impact door beams. Also standard for your security are keyless remote entry, and Immobilizer anti-theft deterrent system that prevents the Insight from being started up if an unauthorized key is used.

2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Powertrain Highlights

Second generation Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system uses a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with Dual & Sequential Ignition (i-DSI) and is assisted by a powerful electric motor with a compact Intelligent Power Unit (IPU).
New i-DSI lean burn combustion technology uses two spark plugs per cylinder and maximizes combustion for economy and power.
New "intelligent" i-DSI (Dual & Sequential Ignition) lean burn combustion technology with two spark plugs per cylinder
New cylinder idling system adapts Honda's VTEC variable valve control system to significantly increase the amount of kinetic energy recovered during deceleration. The system reduces engine resistance, greatly improving the vehicle's regenerative efficiency.
Improved ultra-thin DC brushless motor delivers the world's highest output density for an electric motor and achieves 30 percent more torque than the previous model - without a size increase.
New Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) combines the Power Control Unit (PCU) and the battery pack, which results in a 42 percent reduction in volume (compared to the Insight's IPU) for improved packaging flexibility and reduced weight.
Choice of Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic transmission or manual transmission.
Creeping Aid System (on CVT models) minimizes the car from rolling backwards from a stop on steep hills.
Achieves ULEV emission standards. (A SULEV version will be available in California in January 2003.)

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Fast Stats
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1.3L I4
85 @ 5700
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
CVT: 48 / 48
Man.: 47 / 51

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