While no further details were shared regarding the Honda Civic Type R, the e:HEV model will serve as the hybrid option in its lineup. Presumably, the upcoming model will have the i-MMD system found in the Malaysian-spec City, this means that the hybrid option of the Civic will have a dual-motor setup, with its electric motor driving the car most of the time.
No official words yet if this advanced hybrid powertrain will be made exclusive for the hatch or will it also be available on the sedan. The source also mentioned that the all-new Civic is bound for a Japanese debut in August. It is however unclear if the sedan will be reintroduced in the land of the rising sun after being discontinued. For now, the ‘regular Civic’ being referred to on the report is presumably the hatchback version.
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) doesn’t offer the standard Civic hatch, though it does offer the Civic Type R. The all-new 11th generation Honda Civic made its global debut in the US, from the prototype phase, the compact sedan was finally uncovered in production form and it showcases a number of visual, technological, and mechanical improvements over its predecessor.
Honda claims that this is by far the most fun-to-drive and technologically advanced Civic in the model’s nearly 50-year history, that said, we are indeed filled with excitement. As a new era starts, the question is when will the all-new Civic reach our shores? More importantly, could the Philippines finally get the all-new Civic hatch in standard form along with a hybrid powertrain?
Singaporeans are already given a sneak peek of the upcoming model, so are we getting close? Well, last February 2021, HCPI president Masahiko Nakamura did mention that they are planning to launch this year. We’re definitely crossing our fingers on this, as the Civic is undeniably one exciting car.