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At the 2011 Detroit auto show, Honda unveiled a concept of what will become its ninth-generation Civic.
We were able to check out the Civic's new external aesthetic, but Honda was tight-lipped about the interior and power-train specs.
What we do know is that Honda expects the Civic to get up to 40mpg, matching Hyundai's estimates for its 2011 Elantra.
The sedan, in "standard" trim, features a single exhaust hanging from the standard position.
But the coupe concept represents what we should expect from the Civic Si, including this trapezoidal center exhaust.
Obviously, the coupe features two fewer doors than the sedan.
Whether sedan or coupe, the Civic concept features an aggressively raked appearance that's not much different from the Civic on the road today.
The coupe also features a glossy black band across the top edge of its lower grill opening, visually enlarging the opening for a more aggressive appearance.
Smoked headlamps and taillights definitely won't make it to production.
Out back, the Civic is equipped with an integrated decklid spoiler.
The concept was equipped with massive brakes that we're also sure won't hit a showroom.
While specs are hard to come by, Honda did say that the ninth Civic would also be available in hybrid trim and in natural-gas-powered GX trim.