After five years, Honda has confirmed that it will be replacing the tenth-generation Honda Civic with an all-new version sometime around 2021. That’s just a portion of this juicy news item though because it has also been revealed that Honda is dropping several models from the North American market namely the Fit, the manual Honda Accord, and the biggest upset of all, the Civic Coupe.
Yeah, the new, upcoming 11th-gen is very different looking from the current Civic
This will mark the first time since around 1966 that the American market will not have a front-wheel-drive coupe. For use in the Philippines, we didn’t have the Civic coupe a.k.a the Civic Si from the get-go, and now it appears that Honda is trying to streamline its global lineup with the aforementioned American-spec models as the first victims.
Reports say, and as far as the unofficial renderings go, the next-gen Civic will no longer have a swept-up pair of headlights and it will come with an entirely new front fascia. On the other hand, there’s now several spy shots of the next-gen Honda Civic Type R.
As such, these could hint that the Honda Civic Type R model and the new non-Type R Civic, might look “straighter” from hood to rear, with a single character line running from the top of the new headlights to the area just before the taillights.
The discontinuation of the Civic Si heralds an end of an era of the Civic, at least in the US market
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Moreover, it appears that Honda will be giving the Odyssey minivan a mid-cycle refresh, as well as the HR-V.
Regarding the dropping of the Civic Coupe, this also means that there will no longer be a chance of the aforementioned model of ever reaching the Philippine-market, as the rumored Type R lite. And also, a lot of netizens from different countries right now are lamenting the discontinuation of the Honda Accord manual, which has been heralded as one of the “guardians” and the “last herald” of fun to drive manual Hondas in this era.
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Know more about Honda Civic
Honda Civic is the entry of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. in the compact sedan segment. The latest Honda Civic is in its 10th generation featuring a supreme driving technology and innovations that complement its sporty and stylish design. This compact sedan from Honda received a new aggressive styling on both the interior and exterior. Honda Civic has a low and wide stance with sharp but well-defined character lines. The vehicle's aerodynamic styling was further enhanced by its LED headlight, an LED taillight, and daytime running lights. Most of the changes in the Honda Civic are more evident inside the vehicle. - starting from the dashboard that now displays a higher placement. The infotainment system now features more user-friendly buttons and ditching the sliding volume controls. The cabin's headboard carries a completely lighter shade of grey while the lower-half comes in a two-tone finish of dark grey and piano-black. Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. offers the Honda Civic with two engine options: the 1.5L and the 1.8L turbocharged engine. Continuously Variable Transmission developed by the Honda Earth Dreams Technology is also new to the latest Honda Civic, which provides a fun but powerful driving experience. Honda Civic is available in six color options: Ignite Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Cosmic Blue Metallic, and the limited edition Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic.
Cesar G.B. Miguel
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