Honda Civic Hybrid Returns

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Honda is set to expand its hybrid-electric lineup by introducing the Civic hybrid in the U.S. and Canada in 2024. The sedan version will start production1 at Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) in Alliston, Ontario, starting in spring 2024, followed closely by the hatchback variant, which will be manufactured at the Indiana Auto Plant (IAP) in Greensburg, Indiana. These Civic hybrids will feature a two-motor hybrid-electric power unit crafted at the Honda Transmission Plant in Ohio, along with a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine produced at the Anna Engine Plant in Ohio. Honda’s move signifies a significant step in their electrification strategy, utilizing products and hybrid-electric systems manufactured within North America.

This expansion follows the success of Honda’s existing hybrid models, the CR-V, and Accord, contributing to the brand’s growing presence in the hybrid market. The Civic hybrid’s production marks a pivotal moment for Honda, with over 11 million Civics assembled in North America since 1988. In anticipation of strong demand, Honda expects the Civic hybrid to account for more than 40% of model sales in North America, further solidifying its position as a leader in the hybrid vehicle segment.

Our associates are proud to play an important role in the Honda electrification strategy by adding production of the new Civic hybrid to the CR-V hybrid we now build. Sales of Honda hybrid models already represent more than one-quarter of our sales in the U.S. and we are proud to help our customers transition to the electrified future with our ‘made in Indiana’ products.

Honda Electrification Strategy

Honda’s latest Civic hybrid marks a significant stride in the brand’s electrification strategy, a cornerstone of which involves integrating hybrid-electric systems into its core vehicle models. Currently, hybrid-electric trims account for over 56% of Honda CR-V and Accord sales in the U.S., constituting more than a quarter of the brand’s total U.S. sales. This surge in hybrid sales represents Honda’s most substantial foray into the hybrid market. The Civic hybrid, anticipated to make up over 40% of Civic sales, is a testament to Honda’s commitment to this eco-friendly approach.
In line with its global objective to achieve carbon neutrality across all products and corporate activities by 2050, Honda envisions a future where battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles comprise 100% of its new vehicle sales by 2040. The journey toward this goal begins with the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) in 2024, starting with the 2024 Honda Prologue—an all-electric SUV. Following this launch, Honda plans to introduce a mid- to large-size EV model in 2025, based on its dedicated e:Architecture.

Honda is taking steps to establish its EV Hub in Ohio, a pivotal initiative that paves the way for EV production in North America. Through a substantial $700 million investment announced in October 2022, Honda is retooling several existing auto and powertrain plants to create the EV Hub. The historic Marysville Auto Plant (MAP), where Honda commenced its American auto production in 1982, will be the first U.S. Honda plant to transition to EV manufacturing.

A crucial component of the EV Hub is the joint venture EV battery plant, a collaboration between Honda and LG Energy Solution located in Fayette County, near Jeffersonville, Ohio. This state-of-the-art facility is slated for completion by the end of 2024 and is expected to have an annual production capacity of approximately 40 GWh, reinforcing Honda’s commitment to sustainable mobility solutions.

1 Using domestic and globally sourced parts