Here's what to expect when it does.
Fresh on the back of reports that Honda will be discontinuing both the Honda Fit and the Civic Coupe for 2021, there's more news from the Japanese manufacturer about its core compact-segment competitor. While the current, tenth-generation Honda Civic has only been around since 2016, Honda is already planning the 11th generation, confirming that we'll see the new model in late spring next year. It hasn't confirmed much more than that, however, focusing instead on several other products before then such as the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, as well as a few updated products like the 2021 Honda Odyssey which was unveiled earlier this year with a slew of updates.
While Honda doesn't confirm any details, we expect the new Civic to ride on the same Honda Compact Global Platform as the current model, but while the hatch and sedan are certain to make an appearance, we suspect the Civic Coupe might be dead. We're likely to see the current powertrain options retained, too, although with more focus being made on hybrid models, we wouldn't be surprised if the 2022 Civic debuted with some form of hybridization under the skin. The Civic Type R is expected to follow shortly thereafter, but while there have been concerns over the closure of the factory responsible for the Type R, numerous reports suggest the Type R will live on with rumors suggesting the new model may be a hybrid AWD monster with 400 horsepower.
In terms of how the impending launch of a new Civic will impact the rest of the range, a few models will not be returning for 2021. Among them, we already know the Civic Coupe and its Si counterpart won't be returning, but Honda has also confirmed that the Civic Si Sedan will not be available for 2021 as the production facility in Canada will pause production after the 2020 allocation is completed. The 2021 Civic Sedan and Hatchback, as well as the Civic Type R, will continue as carryover models with almost no changes, except the aforementioned Limited Edition which will wear Phoenix Yellow paint, BBS alloy wheels, Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires, and a number of other enhancements that have seen it already stealing lap records.