Integrated Motor Assist IMA®
Talk about the perfect blend of power and efficiency. At the heart of the Civic Hybrid is the sophisticated Integrated Motor Assist IMA® System. IMA pairs a 1.5-liter, i-VTEC® 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor. Although the engine alone provides sufficient driving performance, when additional power is required, a permanent-magnet electric motor mounted between the engine and transmission provides power assist. Under certain conditions, the electric motor can propel the car on its own. Together, the motor and engine produce 110 hp @ 5500 rpm.