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2024 Honda Civic Hybrid might quantity to 40% of Civic gross sales

Honda confirmed Thursday that the 2024 Civic Hybrid shall be far more than a distinct segment mannequin—with plans to make the hybrid model 40% of whole U.S. Civic gross sales. 

In U.S. spec, the 2024 Honda Civic Hybrid will embody a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine, operating on an efficiency-focused Atkinson cycle, as a part of Honda’s two-motor hybrid system that’s noteworthy in the way it omits the necessity for something resembling a traditional transmission.

That enables the electrical motor system to offer environment friendly propulsion, particularly at metropolis speeds, which brings the responsive acceleration and near-instantaneous torque supply of an EV, whereas the gasoline engine pitches in additional as a generator at greater speeds. Modifications to the configuration of the system, launched with the most recent CR-V and Accord hybrids, permit extra motor torque at decrease pace, enhancing that impression.

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid system

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid system

Honda hasn’t had an entry on this class because the discontinuation of the Perception hybrid sedan in spring 2022—at which period the return of the Civic Hybrid was initially confirmed for the U.S. The Perception had marked the arrival of the two-mode system to a compact automotive, after a earlier Civic Hybrid utilizing the outdated IMA hybrid system was discontinued in 2015.

Rivals to the Civic Hybrid will embody the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid, Toyota Corolla Hybrid, and Toyota Prius Hybrid, all of which have variations incomes 50 mpg or extra mixed. The present Honda Accord Hybrid, a bigger sedan however with a model of the Civic Hybrid’s system, earns as much as 48 mpg mixed.

Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda offered almost 264,000 Civics within the U.S. in 2021—the mannequin’s final full yr earlier than a 2022 redesign—and previous to that the Perception had been a distinct segment mannequin at about 20,000 a yr. It says it’s constructed 11 million Civics since 1988.

Honda confirmed in January that the 2024 Civic Hybrid is due in sedan and hatchback kind. Civic hybrid manufacturing will begin with the sedan at its plant in Alliston, Ontario, whereas Civic hybrid hatchback manufacturing will comply with in Greensburg, Indiana. Each the hybrid system and the engine are made at services in Ohio.

2023 Honda Civic

2023 Honda Civic

The automaker isn’t holding again in constructing hybrids for the U.S. It studies that 56% of present CR-V and Accord fashions are offered in hybrid variations, whereas they make up greater than 1 / 4 of its whole U.S. gross sales. 

Honda doesn’t presently promote a single totally electrical mannequin, however gross sales are as a result of begin within the first half of 2024 with the 2024 Honda Prologue, a mannequin constructed on GM Ultium underpinnings. A mid- to large-sized EV that’s primarily based on Honda’s personal devoted e:Structure is because of comply with in 2025.

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