There received’t be a 2021 Honda Civic Si, Honda introduced right now. Those that need the sport-injected model of the Civic should anticipate the redesigned 11th-gen that Honda confirmed can be on sale for the 2022 mannequin 12 months. Honda says the Si mannequin is happening hiatus for one 12 months in order that it may transition to manufacturing of the brand new automotive.
It’s possible you’ll recall that Honda up to date the Civic Si for 2020 with quite a few efficiency enhancements, however these modifications can be reserved for the one mannequin 12 months of manufacturing. It acquired a shorter final-drive ratio, revised styling on the surface and a few tech enhancements on the inside. We discovered it to be greater than splendid in our first drive, and a good higher worth than earlier than as a result of added gear.
In different Civic information, the Coupe physique fashion seems to be lifeless within the U.S. Honda introduced right now that it’s discontinuing the two-door for the 2021 mannequin 12 months as this technology of Civic winds down in preparation for the 11th-gen automotive. This information applies to all of the trims that the Coupe is out there in.
Honda cites waning demand for the discontinuation of the Coupe. When the 10th-gen Civic launched, the Coupe made up 16 % of all gross sales. Right this moment, the Coupe solely accounts for six % of all Civics offered. Honda says the Hatchback has gained tremendously over the identical time interval and now accounts for 24 % of Civic gross sales. Going ahead, Honda says the Hatchback “will assume the place of the sporty and private selection within the Civic lineup.” The present Civic Hatchback was produced at Honda’s UK Swindon plant, however the next-gen Hatchback can be produced in Indiana.
It wasn’t explicitly stated in Honda’s announcement, however it’s probably that the Coupe doesn’t make an look in any respect within the American 2022 Civic lineup. And simply so that you’re not anxious, the Kind R isn’t going anyplace. It’ll be again for the 2021 mannequin 12 months with the particular Restricted Version in tow.