09 Civic looks like Prius?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Technical Discussion' started by PriusSport, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. PriusSport

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    I just saw a picture of what may be an 09 Honda Civic in Plastics Technology magazine that looks a lot like a Prius--at least from the rear.
    Here's the link.

    FR and Metallic-Effect PBTs - Ticona - 08/08

    The Civic picture is small here, but larger in the magazine. Honda Civic is written across the back.You really can't see it here. It looks like a hatchback with rear double windows like the Prius--except the rear lights are horizontal. The overall contour of the car looks similar to a Prius.

    The article is about new metallic-looking PBT plastic grades , not about cars, so there is nothing about the car.

    You wonder where Ticona got this picture. Could it be an 09 Civic?
     
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    jelloslug It buffed right out!

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    That's the Euro 3 door Civic. Honda sells different models for different markets. In Japan they only sell 4 and 5 door Civics, for North America they only sell 2 and 4 door Civics (as well as the Acura version for the Canadian market only), and in Europe they only sell 3 and 5 door Civics.
     
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    That's true, and it's the 'coolest' Civic we can't buy in the states here.
    If you like the look of the Euro Civic, wait until you see the dash inside....
     
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    Honda should bring back the 3 door, or even the 5 door civic. No Idea why they dropped it in the current generation. It could fit, litereally, between the Fit and say the CR-V.
     
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    Honda might import the 3 door as some top end Type R version like they did with the previous generation. That would be about it though since the current generation is already halfway through it's life cycle.
     
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    Go here Spy Photos: 2010 Honda Hybrid Compact Coupe

    DEATH VALLEY, California — Spy photographers today snapped the first shots of the 2010 Honda Hybrid, a hybrid-only model that Honda has developed to go head to head with the dominating Toyota Prius. Honda's new prototype was caught running with a Toyota Prius and Honda's redesigned 2009 Civic Hybrid.

    First time I saw the pictures, I though I was looking at a modified Prius.
     
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