2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Car; Affordable And Green
Car makers have come up with an innovation by producing vehicles that can
help both the environment and the driver's budget. They have manufactured
a certain type of car that can function with more than one power-source
option. These are the hybrid cars. And one that offers comfort and style:
2003 Honda Civic hybrid car.What is a Hybrid Car?A hybrid car is a one
that uses more than one energy source to power the car. A gasoline engine
and an electric battery run it. These are what we now know as the Gas
Electric Hybrid Cars.
A hybrid car can either be a full hybrid or an assist hybrid type. A full
hybrid is a car that can run either with a gasoline engine or through
batteries or both, while a gasoline engine primarily runs an assist
hybrid and the battery takes charge of the gas engine when gas runs out.
There are three most popular hybrid cars in the market. The first car
that had been released was the Japanese-made Toyota Prius in 1997, and
then followed by Honda Insight, also a Japanese-made car, which was
released to the American and Canadian markets in 1999.
A few years later, Honda again released another hybrid car: the Honda
Civic hybrid. Features of the Honda Civic HybridHonda Company developed
another option for hybrid car lovers. This model is a bigger and better
hybrid car, which is competitive with other previously manufactured
hybrid cars. Physical StructureThe 2003 Honda Civic hybrid looks like the
first released Honda hybrid car, the Civic Insight but this has four
doors instead of just two.
This car has 174.8 inches length, 67.5 inches width and 56.3 inches
height. It weighs around 2,700 pounds. It can accommodate a maximum of 5
passengers and can carry weight up to 435 kilos. Its trunk has a volume
of 10.1 cubic feet. The body is made from steel. The car comes out in two
colors. These are magnesium metallic and gray. Interior2003 Honda Civic
Hybrid is neatly structured. All parts are well distributed and located.
All the controls are grouped together which makes it easier to manage and
control. It also has a storage area that has enough space to fit a wallet
or a coin purse found at the center area between the driver and the
passenger. In addition, it also has a glass-holder.
It is very convenient for placing your beverages. The gauge meters are
colorfully made. It comes with blue color and is easier to read
especially during nighttime when light is limited.The interior has a
classic color of black and tan. The seats are covered with a suede-like
cloth that is very soft and it also has a new pattern design. The back
part has a wide area where passengers can move freely and with ease.
TechnologyThe Honda Civic hybrid car has a 1.3 liter four-cylinder
gasoline engine, with 85 horsepower at 5,700 rpm. It has 47/48
(highway/city) fuel consumption. It has an Integrated Motor Assist (IMA)
system wherein the gasoline engine stops and the battery works in place
of it. Advantages Of Hybrids Over Conventional CarsLike other hybrids,
this car consumes less gas, which can be seen clearly when the distance
of travel is gauged.
It likewise produces lesser carbon dioxide to the environment. With the
conventional cars, the amount of the carbon dioxide is equal to the fuel
that is used. Once the carbon dioxide released is decreased, there will
also be lesser chances of pollution, thereby decreasing the factors that
can affect global warming. Since there is lesser consumption of gasoline,
your budget for gasoline is considerably less.Aside from these, the
maintenance of the car is not as frequent as a conventional car. Motor
and batteries of a hybrid car do not involve any special attention
because they do not bring out as much carbon dioxide as the other cars.
The brake pads in hybrid cars are not frequently used so it lasts longer
as compared to the conventional car's brake pads. In the US, tax breaks
are available to those individuals who use hybrids, such as 2003 Honda
Civic hybrid. This is the way for the government to support the car
manufacturers and drivers who likewise help clean the environment.