Honda Discontinued Civic Sedan in Japan

Aug, 2020 - By SMI

Honda Discontinued Civic Sedan in Japan

The 5-door hatchback and the Type R variants are set to remain on sale in the domestic market until the end of their respective life cycles.

Honda Motor, a Japanese automotive company has discontinued the Civic sedan in Japan (the company’s home market) due to low demand. In view of the falling demand, the company has discontinued the model from the domestic market. The company has sold only 1,619 units of the Civic in the last financial year. While the sedan is expected to be discontinued, the Civic nameplate will be used on the 5-door hatchback and the Type R. The company had revealed the current Civic (tenth-generation) in 2016, however, the sedan was updated in 2018.

However, both the 5-door hatchback and the Type R variants are set to remain on sale in the domestic market until the end of their respective life cycles. The Civic nameplate has a long history in Japan and other international markets. In 2013, the company discontinued the eighth-generation Civic from the Indian automotive market. However, in 2019, the vehicle made a comeback in India after a long hiatus. The India-spec variant of the Civic was launched to compete against the other sedans such as the Hyundai Elantra.

When the tenth-generation Civic was launched in the Indian market, it was the first time the Indo-Civic got a diesel engine option. However, in April 2020, the company dropped a 1.6-liter diesel variant from India line-up because it was not equipped with a BS-VI compliant engine. However, the company is all set to re-launch the diesel variant of the Civic in India in July 2020. The petrol version of the Civic is on sale, as it has been equipped with BS-VI compliant petrol engines since its launch. Moreover, the company is all set to launch the all-new City in July 2020 in India.

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