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Honda Civic Si Concept Coupe, Canadian-Exclusive Honda Accord HFP Coupe and Honda REMIX Vehicles Featured at Vancouver Auto Show

 

VANCOUVER3/29/2011

 

VANCOUVER, ON (March 29, 2011) – Today, during the press preview of the 2011 Vancouver International Auto Show, Honda Canada provided a closer look at four very special vehicles, including the Civic Si Concept Coupe that strongly hints at the new 2012 Honda Civic that goes on sale in Canada on April 20.









“The Civic Si Concept Coupe is a great example of the dynamic design styling that Honda considers when it creates a vehicle,” said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. “When the new 2012 Honda Civic comes out this spring, you’ll really see where this aggressive styling was weaved into the functional design that Civic has become so famous for.”









Also on display is the first vehicle to wear the ‘Honda Factory Performance’ (HFP) badge, the Canadian-exclusive, Limited-Series Black Honda Accord HFP Coupe, in addition to two vehicles that demonstrate how Honda vehicles can be customized for sportier looks and performance – the Honda REMIX CR-Z and Honda REMIX Accord Coupe.









 “We’re extremely proud of our history and presence in Canada, so we wanted to provide Canadians with something special, just for them - the Accord HFP Coupe,” said Chenkin. “But we also love to see how others use our vehicles for their own personal expression, so we challenged the experts at PASMAG to show us what they could do.  The resulting REMIX vehicles certainly illustrate the great after-market potential there is within the Honda line-up.”









About the Honda Civic Si Concept Coupe









The Honda Civic Si Concept Coupe provides a glimpse at the styling direction of the all-new, ninth-generation 2012 model set to go on sale this spring. Exclusively equipped with a rear air diffuser, centre-mounted exhaust outlet and a rear deck lid spoiler with dual vents, the Civic Si Concept Coupe also features 19-inch machined alloy wheels and was designed to push Canada’s top-selling passenger car to even greater heights.









Further information and photos can be found at: http://newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2011/17/c3257.html









About the 2012 Limited-Series Black Honda Accord HFP Coupe









As the first member of the new Honda Factory Performance (HFP) line-up, the Canadian-exclusive, 2012 Limited-Series Black Honda Accord HFP Coupe is an aggressive expression of Honda’s commitment to developing new levels of styling and performance potential of its vehicles. The enhanced exterior styling comes from a wider and lower appearance, achieved through a 25-mm (1”) suspension drop, 19-inch wheels and skirt kit that includes front, rear and side skirts. In addition, a more responsive sport suspension designed to provide a more exhilarating driving experience with improved tire grip from special Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires.  With only 200 Honda Accord HFP Coupes being produced and priced at just $37,890, Canadians will have to hurry into dealerships this spring. Two transmissions will be available – 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual, with Black as the only exterior colour.









About the REMIX CR-Z









The challenge laid out from Honda was to build upon its original design and produce a CR-Z with more power, less weight, improved efficiency and unique styling. Among the many modifications performed by PASMAG’s official builder International Automotive and Custom (IAC) were the installation of an AEM Cold Air Intake for improved air flow, a new Magnaflow stainless steel exhaust, and BC Racing ER-Series coilovers for sportier handling. The REMIX CR-Z rides on stylish 18-inch, black Enkei Wheels Fujin alloys wrapped in high performance Yokohama S.Drive tires. PASMAG also used matte white paint and matte black accents to create a very unique look.









Inside, the audio and multimedia upgrades were performed by the experts at 20 Hz Audio Sound and Security, the official PASMAG installer. The original stereo was replaced with JVC’s premier KW-NT30HD navigation head unit featuring CD and DVD playback, iPod and iPhone USB connectivity, HD radio tuner and Bluetooth wireless technology, complete with a 6.1 inch touchscreen. 20 Hz also installed JVC’s high-end Arsenal-branded 8000 Series amplifiers, along with Arsenal subwoofers and speakers to provide exceptional audio quality and power.









About the REMIX Accord Coupe









The mission for the Accord REMIX was simple – take the exhilarating drive that this powerful coupe delivers and express it visually. Modifications performed by IAC included a K&N Typhoon Intake to open up the airways for the potent V6 along with a Magnaflow stainless steel muffler and custom stainless steel exhaust. Stopping power was augmented with the installation of Wilwood 4-piston big front brakes, and the original wheels and tires were exchanged for 19-inch Enkei Wheels RP05 alloys wrapped in Continental ContiSport Contact 3 tires for exceptional three-season performance. Like the CR-Z, PASMAG used matte white paint and black accents to provide a sharp contrast.









To create a powerful audio and multimedia experience, 20 Hz added a PAC Sven4 module to allow the factory stereo to interface with the powerful audio gear from Gentec International. Phoenix Gold amplifiers and subwoofers, matched with Energy speakers have been installed to surround Remix Accord occupants with brilliant and dynamic sound.









Honda worked with Performance Auto & Sound Magazine (PASMAG) to do what so many Canadians before them have done – take a great Honda product and personalize it. The REMIX vehicles were completed in just six weeks. Further details are available upon request, or by visiting http://honda.pasmag.com.









For further information about the entire Honda line-up, please visit www.honda.ca.









About Honda Canada









Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and currently employs more than 15,000 people across the country. Honda Canada has produced more than 5 million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two assembly facilities in Alliston, Ontario, including the popular Civic Coupe, Sedan and Si models.  Honda Canada has invested more than $2.6 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $1.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than 3.4 million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada. 









For More Information:







Richard Jacobs







Honda Canada







(416) 543-6593







Richard_Jacobs@ch.honda.com









Mark James







Media Profile







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(416) 400-5263 (Mobile)







Mark.james@mediaprofile.com







Betty Verkuil







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