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Honda Manufacturing of Indiana is proud to produce one of the automotive mainstays in the Honda family—the Civic sedan. The Indiana facility is also on the leading edge of green technology as the exclusive producer of the Civic Natural Gas and Acura ILX—the first Acura hybrid.
With the capacity to produce 200,000 vehicles a year, the Indiana team has the privilege and responsibility to continue the long-standing reputation of quality, reliability and innovation Honda and Acura are known for.
Click on the models below to learn more about the unique products made at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana.
The Civic has been a mainstay of the Honda product line since its creation in 1973. As the first car to meet the tough new emission standards set for cars sold in the U.S., the Civic has continued to redefine the standards for compact cars.
The Civic sedans produced at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana feature a fuel-efficient 140-hp, 1.8-liter, 16-valve SOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder gasoline engine produced by Honda associates in Anna, Ohio. The Civic sedan also qualifies as an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV) as rated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
The 2013 Civic Sedan received all-new front and rear exterior styling, along with extensive interior styling upgrades on all models. Retuned steering and suspension sharpen the Civic's handling, while extensive body and chassis upgrades improve the ride comfort and interior quietness.
Standard equipment on every 2013 Civic includes Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Bluetooth® Audio, rearview camera, color i-MID display, USB/iPod® connection, Pandora® Interface, an SMS text feature, steering wheel audio controls, exterior temperature gauge and sliding center-console armrest.
New safety technologies include the application of the next-gen Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ II (ACE™ II) body structure, which includes additional front end structures designed to help increase occupant protection by dispersing crash energy in narrow overlap frontal crashes, and should help the Civic obtain a top rating in the new small-offset crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Civic Natural Gas
The Civic Natural Gas is the only natural gas vehicle built by a major automaker in the U.S. First introduced in 1998, the Civic Natural Gas is the cleanest internal combustion vehicle certified by the EPA—90% cleaner than the average gasoline-powered car on the road today. As a result, it is certified by the EPA as an Inherently Low Emissions Vehicle (ILEV). It is the only natural gas-powered passenger car available in 37 states.
Producing the Civic Natural Gas requires the addition of unique production processes, including fuel tank sub-assembly and installation, and a fueling center for compressed natural gas.
The Civic Natural Gas has received top environmental awards including the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy's "America's Greenest Car" award for five consecutive years. Honda has a long history of environmental leadership, including the introduction of America's first mass-produced hybrid, the Honda Insight.
The 2013 model also brought the production of the Civic Hybrid to Greensburg, Indiana. The Civic hybrid is powered by a 111 hp, ultra-efficient 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine that teams with an integrated electric motor and a Continuously Variable Transmission.
Along with interior and exterior refinements, the Civic Hybrid has LED daytime running lights. It was also named one the American Council for Energy Efficient Economy’s “greenest vehicles” in 2013.
Also new are SmartVent™ side airbags, side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor and the availability of Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems, which make their compact-class debut in the 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid. Using cameras, both systems monitor if a collision risk is detected and will immediately activate visual and audible alerts.
The ILX is Acura’s latest high-content, value-for-money compact luxury sedan. Style, substance, performance, efficiency and environmental stewardship are all important to the emerging luxury customer. The ILX combines all of these qualities in one vehicle. As a gateway to the Acura brand, the ILX introduces a host of new technologies aimed to help advance fuel efficiency, comfort, convenience and safety, including SMS text messaging, Pandora internet radio interface, and a keyless access system.
Acura has long been known for its world-class engine technology and a continuous process of innovation and improvement. The ILX embodies this ongoing effort with a trio of powertrain options including Acura’s first gasoline-electric hybrid.
An advanced 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine is standard in the ILX, coupled with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission. The performance-oriented ILX is powered by a 201 hp, 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine through a 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission. The ILX hybrid is powered by a 111 hp, ultra-efficient 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine that teams with an integrated electric motor and a Continuously Variable Transmission.
Since the on-sale date in May, the ILX has received some great press and customers love the newest member of the Acura family. Recently, HMIN interviewed the Acura dealer who sold the first ILX and the owner, Brian Karp, who is a doctor from Philadelphia. Watch the Video