New Honda Civic coming in 2011 reviewed by AMICARS

As you may know already, Honda announced the new Civic Concept for 2011 Detroit Auto Show. According to the latest reports, the next-generation of the Honda Civic will be officially unveiled in 2010 and expected by the dealers in 2011.
Like the current version, the new vehicle will be available in two versions, with 3 or 5 doors. The new generation will use petrol and diesel engines but will also offer a hybrid version, powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine with 150 hp. Later, the Type-R version will come showing more than 200 hp.For those who don’t know, the current Honda Civic Hybrid is powered by a 1.3L i-VTEC 4-cylinder, mated to electric motors.
However, it appears that the next-generation will use the same hybrid powertrain found on the 2011 Honda CR-Z. The CR-Z uses a 1.5-liter i VTEC 4-cylinder engine which delivers 102 hp and an electric motor capable to deliver 20 hp.  The total output delivered by the car is 122 hp and 128 lb-ft. of torque at 1,000 to 1,500 rpm (123 lb-ft on CVT-equipped models).
The new Civic Hybrid could also be the first car in the Honda lineup to receive the rumored, next-generation lithium ion batteries. Sources confirmed the fact that Honda is currently working on new lithium ion batteries, but we will know for sure after the Japanese manufacturer will release some official details regarding the new car
Honda Civic Price Range is $26,255 – $43,800.
  • Engine type  Displacement:1497cc , 4 cyl, PGM-Fi, SOHC
  • Engine Type:Petrol
  • Maximum Power:116 Bhp @ 6600 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 146 Nm @ 4800rpm
  • Length:4420 mm
  • Width:1695 mm
  • Height:1480 mm
  • Transmission :Synchronized, 5-speed Forward, 1 Reverse
  • Brake System :Front Brake Discs, Rear Brake Drum
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Tyre Size:175/65 R15
  • Suspension:Mcpherson Strut, Torsion Beam Axle
  • Halogen Headlights
  • Boot Space: 506.00 ltrs.
  • Steering: Tilt
  • Brakes: Front Disk, Rear Drum
  • Gears: 5 Manual
  • Ground Clearance: 160.00 mm
  • Kerb Weight: 1100.00 kgs.
  • Fuel Tank:42.00
  • Door Lock Protector
  • Front Cup Holder
  • Average Fuel Consumption
  • Silver Finish Steering Panel
  • Chrome Plated Hand Brake Knob
  • Air Conditioning with Heater
  • Tilt Steering Column
  • Power Door Lock
  • Day / Night Mirror
  • Headlight Alarm
  • Tilt Steering Column
  • Steering Mounted Audio Control
  • Exclusive RR Badge
  • ULEV II Emissions
  • 1.8-Liter i-VTEC(R), I4, 16-Valve, SOHC, MPFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 140@6300, Torque Of 128@4300, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Head
  • 100,000-Miles Extended Service Interval For Tune-Up
  • Dual Front SRS Airbags
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • G-CON (G-Force Control Technology)
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Rear Window De-Fogger
  • Seatbelt Pretensioner with Double Load Limiter
  • Drive Seat Belt Reminder
  • Height Mount Stop Lamp
  • Driver Side Pinch-Guard
  • Childproof Rear Door Locks
  • ECU Immobilizer System
  • Front Power 262-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 259-mm Solid Disc Brakes
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • 5-Speed Electronically Controlled Adaptive Automatic Transmission With Overdrive and Floor Mounted Shifter
  • Adaptive Automatic Transmission
  • Complex Surface Halogen Headlights
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Body Color Rear Spoiler
  • Chrome Located On Exhaust Pipe
  • Body Color Exterior Door Handles
  • Front and Rear Body Color Impact-Absorbing Bumpers
  • Metallic Paint (If Selected)
  • Front Air Dam
  • Trunk Light
  • Additional Interior Lighting Illuminates Center Console
  • Delayed Courtesy Light
  • Illuminated Entry
  • Front Dual Map Lights
  • Front Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Rear Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Satin-Finish Located On Interior Door Handles
  • Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Trunk
  • Rear 60/40 Split Folding Bench Seat With Adjustable Headrests
  • Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats With Driver Adjustable Seat Height and Adjustable Headrests
  • Cloth Seats
  • Tilt Steering Column
  • Power Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering
  • Telescopic Steering Column
  • Engine :1.8L I4
  • Transmission:5 Speed Automatic
  • Cylinders :-4
  • Horsepower @RPM :140@6300
  • Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy:-25 / 36
  • Combined Fuel Economy:-29
  • Compression :-10.5:1
  • Displacement:-1799 / 110
  • Bore X Stroke:-3.19×3.44
  • Cruising Range:-382.8 miles
  • Fuel Type System :-Gas Engine / Multi-Port Fuel Injected
  • Power to Weight Ratio:-19.6
  • Valves Configuration:-Single Overhead Cam
  • Brakes (Front & Rear ): Disc
  • Ground Clearance:-6.1
  • Height:-55.0
  • length :175

Toyota going to launch its New Corolla Model in 2011 in India

Toyota planning to launch Corolla in India 2011. The refreshed Toyota Corolla is on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2010. It is the best selling compact car in the US market and the new refurbished model comes as a breather. The new model features new front and rear exterior styling, new interior design changes, Toyota Care complimentary maintenance plan, standard Smart Stop Technology, and two new colours.
The 2011 Toyota Corolla is available in three grades: the base-model Corolla, LE, and S. All come equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine producing 132 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 128 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. The 2011 Corolla continues to offer Toyota's Star Safety System™ standard, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. It also features the standard Smart Stop Technology brake-override system.
The overall appearance of the new model is more fluid than its predecessor. The model has been currently introduced in the US market but looking at Toyota’s forceful strategy to mark a stronger presence in India, the model can be soon expected in the Indian market as well.