Much to the dismay of fans, Honda has decided to pull the plug on the Honda Civic Coupe following a year of dismal sales. The model will exit the U.S. market starting 2021.
The move sees the hatchback and sedan variants remaining in the Civic line.
In addition, Honda has released the official pricing for the Civic Hatchback, which will be returning to the fold without any changes.
For the LX trim equipped with the continuously variable transmission, customers will have to shell out $22,000, a $250 bump from the outgoing model. The price increase is quite significant compared to the Toyota Corolla Hatchback’s $20,465 price tag.
Meanwhile, the Sport variant equipped with a manual gearbox gets a starting price of $23,100, while the Sport CVT retails for $23,900. The EX CVT is priced at $24,500, the Sport Touring manual at $28,400, and the range-topping Sport Touring CVT at $29,200.
All prices are exclusive of Honda’s $955 destination and handling charge.
Based on the list, the EX-L variant that was previously positioned between the EX and the Spot Touring also won’t be returning.
Similar to the Civic Hatchback currently sold in the market, all 2021 models will be powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers up to 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. The only exemptions are the Sport and Sport Touring, which will both have 180 horsepower, as well as 177 and 162 lb-ft of torque, respectively.
Given the lack of updates in the 2021 range, though, it’s pretty difficult to justify the price increase. So for buyers looking for a model with something new to offer, the wait will have to continue as the redesigned Civic Hatchback is not due to arrive until 2022.