All-New Civic GX NGV to Debut at LA Auto Show
– American Honda Motor Co. debuted its all-new compressed natural gas (CNG) powered Civic GX to the public at the 2006 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show. According to a Honda release, natural gas-powered vehicles are part of Honda's energy strategy to offer the best available technology for the reduction of air pollution and petroleum dependence. The GX is scheduled to go on sale at select Honda dealers throughout California in May. The Civic GX produces near zero emissions, and California owners enjoy benefits in the form of tax breaks and single passenger carpool lane access. The new Civic GX will offer features and amenities comparable to a Civic LX – the most popular trim level in the Civic lineup – while the new 1.8L 4-cylinder engine delivers an increase of more than 10 percent in horsepower and torque versus previous models. The Civic GX will be manufactured in East Liberty, Ohio.