Honda Continues to Raise the Bar with the 2001 Civic GX
10/1/2000 3:54:48 PM
Throughout production of the new Civic GX, specific goals were set to ensure that the GX remains one of the world's most environmentally friendly automobiles. First, the 2001 Civic GX was designed to comply with P-ZEV (Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle) criterion. This means that the GX falls under the California ZEV mandate designed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which calls for 10 percent of all cars offered for sale in California in 2003 and beyond to satisfy ZEV vehicle standards.
Another goal was to achieve a SULEV (Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle) certification. Civic GX will produce the same emission levels as a 120,000 mile SULEV while maintaining the emissions durability and warranty provisions at 150,000 miles.
The final goal of the new Civic GX concept was to add a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission), to achieve greater fuel-efficiency and operation smoothness, while reducing the amount of cabin noise.