Honda has decided to kill off the Civic coupe, announces 11th-gen model for 2022

The Honda Civic – it’s a good, reliable, efficient, and even a sporty car, but there’s one model that just isn’t meant to live beyond 2020. Honda is busy preparing to showcase the 11th-generation Civic in 2021 as a 2022 model, and now we’ve received confirmation that while the Hatchback and Sedan body styles will carry over, the coupe is officially dead in the water in the U.S. market. This will mark the first time in decades that we won’t have access to a new, two-door Civic. Times are certainly changing, but there’s some good news too.

Goodbye Civic Coupe – Not Too Many People Will Miss you

If You Want a New Honda Civic Coupe, You Need To Move Quick
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2020 officially marks the last year that the 10th-generation Honda Civic Coupe (and, probably, any other generation coupe, for that matter) will be available on the U.S. market.

The current Civic will remain on dealer duty through the first half of 2021, but after that, we’ll be welcoming the 11th-gen model. With that said, Honda is just about ready to end production of the Civic coupe altogether, and while there are still some 2020 Civic Coupes in dealer inventory across the country, you should probably act fast if you’ve been debating on buying one.

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Once the remaining Civic coupes in inventory are gone, and the 2021 models hit lots, you’ll only have the choice of the Civic Hatchback or Civic sedan body styles. Of course, there probably aren’t too many of you that are going to rush to buy a Civic coupe, either, as Honda’s main reason for discontinuing the body style is lack of sales – a mere 6-percent as of the 2020 model year, down from 16-percent in 2016 with the Civic Hatchback growing in popularity to represent 24-percent of sales today. But, as I said, there is good news.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Specifications
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder with Turbocharger
Boost Pressure   16.5 psi
Displacement 1996 cc 1498 cc
Horsepower (SAE net) 158 @ 6500 rpm 174 @ 6000 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 138 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm 162 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm 
Redline 6700 rpm 6500 rpm
Wheelbase 106.3 in 106.3 in
Length 177.3 in 177.3 in
Height 54.9 in 54.9 in
Width 70.9 in 70.9 in
Track (front/rear)  60.5 in / 61.1 in 60.9 in / 61.5 in

Goodbye Civic Coupe, Hello New Civic SI and Type R

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Killing off the Civic Coupe is probably a good idea – the 6-percent of consumers that are interested will probably go for the hatchback anyway. And, they’ll be just as happy as Honda has now confirmed that the Civic Si will be part of the 11th generation, and we’ve seen prototypes of the Civic Type R, so we know it’s coming too. But, there’s one little catch.

We don’t know when the next-gen Civic Type R will make its appearance, and Honda is suspending production of the Civic SI after the 2020 model year as it begins to prepare for the arrival of the next-gen 2022 Civic.
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With that news, I also have a bit of advice. If you’re thinking of buying a Civic Si, it might be a good idea to wait a little while because nothing bad can come from it. Once the current Civic SI is out of production, Honda will eventually put any remaining models on discount sometime late this year or early-2021 as tries to push old inventory to make room for the 2022 Civic. If the current Civic Si happens to disappear from the market before those discounts come into play, then come mid-2021 or early 2022, you’ll be able to get your hands on a next-gen model, and chances are you’ll like that one better anyway.

2020 Honda Civic Type R specifications
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder with Turbocharger
Boost Pressure 23.2 psi
Displacement 1996 cc
Horsepower (SAE net)1 306 @ 6500 rpm
Torque (SAE net)2 295 lb-ft @ 2500-4500 rpm
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