Honda is making lots of huge changes. They are making a move in product design along with making the most of unused capacity and putting a focus on vehicle electrification.
At the moment the efforts of Honda to move into alternative fuel engines hasn’t been very focused other than one or two hybrids along with plug-in hybrids and of course they continue to pursue hydrogen propulsion.
Now that Honda is under new leadership the company is looking towards gaining their bearings once again and go all out to introduce a plug-in hybrid along with an all-electric vehicle before we reach 2018. It is thought that it will have the nameplate of the Honda Clarity.
Honda may bring back electric vehicles that are based around some of their best selling vehicles. The Honda Accord Hybrid came back following a one year break and it was stronger than ever, offering up 48mpg combined. We have also heard that the next generation of the Honda CR-V is going to arrive in the format of a plug-in hybrid for the first time.
If both these vehicles were electric then it would only make sense for the 10th gen Honda Civic to arrive in the form of a hybrid. Bear in mind that it has been the most successful vehicle from Honda commercially.
The Honda Accord will have the Honda Civic platform and this means that it may be able to take over the Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry and the Hyundai Sonata hybrids. If so then the Civic would be able to do so for sure.
While the Honda Civic Hybrid may not make its way out for 2017, it should by 2018, as Honda will be debuting the PHEV and a battery-electric model possibly.