All-New Natural Gas Powered 2006 Civic GX to Make Public Debut During 2006 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show

Torrance, Calif. January 04, 2006


American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced that it will debut its all-new compressed natural gas (CNG) powered Civic GX to the public when the 2006 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show opens its doors. Scheduled to go on sale at select Honda dealers throughout California in May, the Civic GX proposes a pathway to energy independence, produces near zero emissions, and delivers benefits to owners in the form of tax breaks and single passenger carpool lane access.

The Civic GX will offer customers comfort and convenience features comparable to a Civic LX - the most popular trim level in the Civic lineup. The new 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine found in the Civic GX delivers an increase of more than 10 percent in horsepower and torque versus previous models.

Natural gas-powered vehicles are part of Honda's energy strategy to offer the best available technology for the reduction of air pollution and petroleum dependence. The Civic GX will be manufactured in East Liberty, Ohio.

Based on the all-new award-winning 2006 Civic introduced in the fall of 2005, the GX will feature the same standard safety features that have earned Civic the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's "Top Safety Pick - Gold Award."

For more information or downloadable high-resolution images of the Civic GX and other Honda vehicles, please visit www.hondanews.com. Consumer information is available at www.honda.com.

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