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Natural Gas-Powered 2006 Civic GX Now on Sale

May 23, 2006

TORRANCE, CA – The redesigned, natural gas-powered 2006 Honda Civic GX is now on sale with an MSRP of $24,440. The 2006 Civic GX achieves an EPA estimated city/highway fuel economy of 28/39 miles per gasoline-gallon equivalent. Currently, natural gas is approximately 30 percent less expensive than gasoline when purchased at a refueling station, and approximately 65 percent cheaper than gasoline when supplied by a Phill home refueling appliance. Phill, the home refueling appliance manufactured by FuelMaker Corporation, provides Civic GX owners a convenient and affordable method of refueling at home. Phill can be mounted to a garage wall, either indoors or outdoors, and allows the GX to refuel overnight directly from a homeowner’s existing natural gas supply line. 2006 Civic GX owners will be eligible for a Federal tax credit of $4,000 for the car and up to $1,000 for the purchase and installation of Phill. Based on the all-new 2006 Civic, the ultra-clean Civic GX produces near zero emissions. The Civic GX is the only dedicated natural gas-powered passenger vehicle available to retail customers in the United States. Proclaimed the “cleanest internal combustion engine on Earth” by the Environmental Protection Agency, the GX has been certified by the EPA to meet both Federal Tier 2-Bin 2 and Inherently Low Emission Vehicle (ILEV) zero evaporative emission certification standards. Equipped standard with a 5-speed automatic transmission, the 1.8L, 4-cylinder engine delivers 113 horsepower and 109 ft-lbs of torque, both an increase of more than 10 percent versus the previous model. Standard safety features include dual front airbags, side curtain airbags, driver’s side impact airbag, front passenger’s side impact airbag, ABS, and Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body structure.
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