Honda is making lots of changes as they are making a move in product design along with their development process and making readjustments so they can make the most of the unused capacity to ensure that they get an excellent start on EVs.
Their efforts have been sporadic up to now as they have offered up one or two hybrids along with plug-in hybrids along with working on hydrogen propulsion.
Now that they are under new leaders they will want to regain a footing and they are introducing a plug-in hybrid that is dedicated along with an all-electric vehicle, which should be launched in 2018. It has been suggested that the new vehicle is going to come under the Honda Clarity brand name.
This means that they may bring out vehicles that are based on best-selling nameplates. The Honda Accord Hybrid made its return following an absence of one year and it offers up 48mpg combined. The CR-V is also said to be coming as a plug-in hybrid and if so it will be for the first time ever.
If the Honda Accord, which has the same platform as the Civic, could take over and beat the Hyundai Sontata, Toyota Camry and the Chevrolet Malibu then the Civic would have a good chance of doing so too.
It may not arrive until 2018 but there is a good chance that we are going to be seeing the revival of the Honda Hybrid, more so as we are expecting the arrival of the dedicated PHEV with battery electric model.