- the honda civic coupe is being discontinued; the 2020 model year will be its last.
- sedan and hatchback models will carry over into 2021.
- a new-generation civic will arrive for 2022, debuting in the spring of next year.
one of the last compact coupe models has bit the dust, as honda is discontinuing the two-door civic after the 2020 model year. the coupe was available in a few varieties: the standard model with either a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter or a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, and the higher-performance si model with a 205-horsepower version of the turbo 1.5-liter.
the company cites slow sales as the reason for dropping this body style: while the current, tenth-generation civic coupe made up around 16 percent of sales when it debuted in 2016, it now represents just 6 percent of the mix, according to honda. meanwhile, the civic hatchback has grown in sales during that time, currently making up around 24 percent of civic sales.
as such, when honda launches the 11th-generation civic next year, it will do without a coupe variant for the first time in decades. we don't know much about what's in store for this upcoming civic, but we have spotted a prototype of the new civic type r hot hatchback testing, giving us an indication of its styling. honda has confirmed that the si will return for this new generation, although production of the current si will take a hiatus after the 2020 model year to prepare for the arrival of the new model.
there are still some new civic coupe models in inventory, so it's now or never if you still want one. stay tuned for more info to come on the 11th-generation civic lineup, which honda says will debut in late spring 2021.