Honda previews new cars

Car maker Honda has announced that it will unveil four new cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Civic Hybrid achieve a 20 per cent greater output than the current model on the four-door version, which comes with a 1.3-litre three-stage i-VTEC engine combined with a more efficient integrated motor assist system (IMA). According to Honda, its performance is equal to a 1.8-litre and improves fuel economy by five per cent.

Honda said in a statement that it will also be exhibiting the European Legend Prototype and putting on a technical display to demonstrate the vehicle's advanced safety systems, such as the Pop-up Hood designed to reduce pedestrian head injury, Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS), and Intelligent Night Vision System.

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The new Civic Europe will be available in a range of three engines: a 1.8 litre, a 2.2 i-CDTi diesel and 1.4 i-DSI (intelligent-Dual and Sequential Ignition) unit.

The 2006 Honda Accord has been given a revamp, including a revised exterior and interior and ADAS (Advanced Driving Assist Systems) technologies. Meanwhile, the two-seater revised Honda S2000 has been fitted with a DBW (drive-by-wire) system, has an improved audio system and comes in two new colours.