Honda is pulling the sheets off the all-new, ninth-gen 2012 Civic and things are looking up. The new Civic was delayed a year but design, engineering and all relevant R&D are in the bag so expect a Civic concept teaser to hit the auto show trail in early 2011. Production models should land in showrooms later in the year. Wildly disguised test mules have seen hot weather testing and some spy shots hint at the Si model remaining in the cards. Honda has released little info on engine specs, performance expectations and trim levels but as the accompanying item on the CR-Z suggests, an all-new engine currently in development will most likely be under the hood. However, the output of said engine for the different trim levels is still up in the air. - Evan Griffey