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2025 Honda Civic Hybrid: Giving the People What They Want

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A new electrified trim is coming to the Honda lineup in the summer: the 2025 Honda Civic hybrid, available as both a hatchback and sedan. Given Honda’s recent success with its other hybrid models, adding a hybrid version of its popular Civic compact car feels like a no-brainer.

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Honda confirmed the upcoming Civic Hybrid in a presentation to members of the media covering both 2023 sales figures and upcoming plans for the next few years. According to American Honda Motor Senior Vice President of Sales Mamadou Diallo, the new Civic hybrid will use a version of Honda’s existing fourth-generation two-motor hybrid system from the CR-V and Accord.

Diallo did not specify which motor would be attached to that hybrid system, but if it’s the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from the other two Honda hybrids mentioned, a combined 204 horsepower and 247 pounds-feet of torque could be a ton of fun in the smaller Civic. Both the sedan and hatchback versions of the Civic hybrid will go on sale in the summer for the 2025 model year.

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Other Upcoming Launches and Refreshes

Honda’s sales largely rebounded in 2023 from its low point in 2022, where pandemic-era shortages forced it to take a hit. While there’s some pent-up demand that’s yet to be met as they enter 2024, both Honda and its luxury Acura brand are doubling down on giving customers more of what they want and easing its lineup into electrification with a stated goal of having a 100% zero-emissions lineup by 2040.

Three zero-emissions models are launching across both brands in 2024: the Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX electric SUVs, as well as a lower-volume Honda CR-V Fuel Cell Vehicle, which will be the first model to combine a plug-in drivetrain with a hydrogen fuel cell for extended range. While the Prologue and ZDX drivetrains were developed in a partnership with GM, whose corresponding Ultium EVs have been having plenty of issues, Diallo assured members of the media that the automaker was committed to keeping its EVs up to expected quality standards. Honda’s recently unveiled 0 Series EVs, on the other hand, were developed in-house; thus, the production version of the Saloon concept slated for 2026 will not use any Ultium EV tech.

Both the Prologue and ZDX will go on sale in the next few months. ZDX orders open in February, complete with a new online ordering system where customers can order an EV without stepping foot in a dealership. Sales will still run through dealerships, however, so as not to exclude states with tighter dealership franchise laws from the online ordering experience.

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Also, an all-new small Acura crossover will debut later in 2024 alongside the Integra at the entry level of the Acura lineup. More details will be released later, but Diallo confirmed that it is an all-new model for the company and not related to the Chinese-market CDX.

A mid-cycle refresh for the Acura MDX is on the way that ditches its touchpad infotainment interface for a more traditional touchscreen, plus new styling and tech updates. Additionally, the Acura RDX and Honda Odyssey are due for upgrades, with the Odyssey minivan getting a styling update that brings it more in line with the design language used on Honda’s trucks and SUVs.

Perhaps the most exciting announcement was a quick glimpse at the upcoming 2025 Honda Passport redesign, which looks decidedly blockier and more rugged than the current generation. We’ll have to wait and see if its off-road capabilities can live up to its more outdoorsy looks.

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