Honda Unveils More Details About the Upcoming Honda Civic Hybrid US Comeback
In continuation of their initial announcement earlier this year, Honda has released additional information about reintroducing the Civic hybrid in the US market. This model, available in sedan and hatchback versions, is set to join the brand’s lineup of electrified vehicles in America alongside the CR-V and Accord hybrids.
The first to debut will be the Civic Hybrid sedan, scheduled to commence production in the spring of next year at Honda’s plant in Ontario, Canada. Subsequently, the hatchback variant of the same model will roll off the assembly lines at Honda’s Indiana Auto Plant. The two-motor electric powertrain will be manufactured at the Honda Transmission Plant in Ohio, with the 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle gas engine being produced at the Anna Engine Plant in Ohio.
Roxanna Metz, the plant co-lead of the Indiana Auto Plant, expressed pride in the role played by Honda associates in advancing the brand’s electrification strategy. She noted, “Sales of Honda hybrid models already represent more than one-quarter of our sales in the US, and we are proud to help our customers transition to the electrified future with our ‘made in Indiana’ products.”
While Honda has yet to disclose the exact specifications of the hybrid powertrain for the Civic Hybrid, the European version features a four-cylinder engine supported by two electric motors, generating 181 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque, paired with Honda’s e-CVT. The Accord Hybrid employs a similar hybrid engine, delivering slightly more power at 204 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque.
Regarding the larger sedan models, Honda notes that over 50 percent of new Accord buyers opt for the hybrid version. The company estimates that at least 40 percent of new Civic sales will follow suit with hybrids once the Civic Hybrid is introduced.
It’s important to note that the vehicle depicted in the gallery above is the Euro-spec Civic Hybrid. The US model is expected to resemble it closely and is anticipated to feature the 9.0-inch infotainment screen and 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster as standard equipment, mirroring its European counterpart.