(CTN News) – There has been an announcement earlier this year that Honda will launch a hybrid Civic here in the U.S., but before the actual reveal takes place, Honda has a few more details to tease us with.
First and foremost, Honda has announced that the Civic Hybrid will be a model year 2025 vehicle. There will be both a sedan and a hatchback version of the car available, both with the same powertrain under the hood.
In terms of powertrain, this consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a two-motor hybrid electric power unit, similar to what is available in the Accord Hybrid and CR-V Hybrid that are already available on the market today.
There are no U.S. specs yet, but the already-revealed Civic Hybrid in Europe (seen in the gallery below) offers 181 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque from what appears to be the same hardware found in European models.
It is expected that the numbers will be similar for the U.S. Honda Civic Hybrids as well.
Honda has announced that it will begin production of its Civic Hybrid in 2024, even though the vehicle is supposed to be released in 2025, despite the fact it was originally planned for release in 2024.
Furthermore, the hatchback will also be manufactured in Indiana, and in addition to the sedan, the sedan will also be built in Canada, with the hatchback being made in Indiana.
It is anticipated that as a result of the construction of the Ohio plant, the components of the powertrain will be shipped to Ohio for final assembly before being shipped to other locations for final assembly.
A great deal of hope is being placed on Honda’s Civic Hybrid variants, as well. In the end, Honda expects that the Hybrid variant of the Civic will comprise at least 40% of the Civic sales, which is not a small figure and is much more ambitious than what the discontinued Honda Insight ever achieved in its lifetime.
Even so, given how enjoyable it is to drive the current Accord Hybrid and the CR-V Hybrid, that number does not seem like it is out of reach.