Revealed in September 2015 for the 2016 model year, the tenth generation of the Civic will be discontinued in a few months. The exterior design of the newcomer has already been leaked by a few design patents, and as you can see from this fairly accurate rendering by Kolesa.ru, Honda took a lot of inspiration from the Accord.
are the words you may be looking for, but at the same time, there’s no doubt that Honda has played it safe with style. So sure one might be tempted to call the Civic boring. Speaking of which, did you know that you can’t get a manual these days in the US unless you pay $ 37,495 for the Type R? Honda also discontinued the shifter for the year 2021 model in the Accord, and that trend is likely to spill over into the all-new Civic. The demand for textbooks has fallen off a cliff when it comes to the US market, and given the costs of development and certification, this is also not a surprising trend.Don’t think for a moment that the six-speed manual will be gone for good. The Civic Si – which is not available for 2021 – will return with a stick change next year. The cool-looking Civic Coupe, however, has been abandoned for good.
You should also remember that Honda is cutting costs as much as possible these days. In addition to leaving Formula 1 at the end of 2021 and restructuring its business around the world, the Japanese manufacturer is investing billions in electrification in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Regarding the Civic , hatchback production will shift from the UK to the US due to costs associated with Brexit.
Switching to the Type R, opinions are split between the 2.0-liter turbo with upgrades and e-AWD thanks to an electric motor mounted at the rear. The hybrid drivetrain is rumored to be 400 horsepower or so, but it’s unlikely to happen.
Do you remember the Focus RS? Ford Europe unplugged the hot new sedan for two main reasons. This is an increased taxation of CO2 and “The high cost of developing an RS with some form of electrification for a relatively low volume of vehicles.”