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Honda to revamp its green lineup: Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas are done

Honda has some big changes in store, which includes the introduction of the all-new tenth-generation Civic later this year. When the all-new Civic arrives, a few versions will not return. American Honda Motor Executive Vice President John Mendel has announced that the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas models will be dropped when the 2016 Civic debuts.

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Honda has some big changes in store, which includes the introduction of the all-new tenth-generation Civic later this year. When the all-new Civic arrives, a few versions will not return. American Honda Motor Executive Vice President John Mendel has announced that the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas models will be dropped when the 2016 Civic debuts.
Honda has decided to rework its green vehicles, which will see the end of the natural gas-powered Civic and Civic Hybrid and instead Honda plans to introduce a next-generation two-motor hybrid and a fuel-cell vehicle. Mendel also confirmed that a new plug-in hybrid, a new battery-electric car and a three-motor hybrid system are in the works.

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Honda is “developing an extensive new generation of electrified vehicles” that should yield significant sales, Mendel revealed.

Why did Honda decide to kill the Civic Hybrid? Honda expects the next Civic to have a mpg rating that is close to the current Civic Hybrid, so it’s no longer needed. The Natural Gas Civic has been around since the late 1990s, but the lack of infrastructure made it not very convenient. The slow selling Accord Plug-in hybrid is also done, but a next-generation two-motor hybrid system will debut with the next-generation Accord by 2018.

Source: Honda