Honda stops selling compact Civic sedanJune 23, 2020
The leadership of the Japanese automaker decided to temporarily remove the Civic sedan from its lineup for the Japanese domestic market (JDM). The solution is caused by low demand for this model.
The legendary Honda Civic was introduced back in 1972 in Japan and was sold in several body styles, including a sedan. While world sales of this car are “going uphill,” its popularity in the country where it was “born” was gradually declining. In 2010, Honda management decided to temporarily remove the Civic from its JDM lineup (Japan’s domestic market), bringing it back in 2017.
A couple of minutes ago it became known that Honda Japan decided to stop selling the Civic sedan amid low demand.
In the last fiscal year, only 1,619 copies of this performance were sold.
Honda not only stops selling the four-door version of the Civic ha to the Japanese market, but also completes the local production of the compact sedan. The five-door hatchback and high-performance Type R will be shipped from the car manufacturer’s factory in the United Kingdom.
However, this plant will close its doors next year, and the assembly of the Civic Sedan at the company’s plant in Turkey will also be completed next year. It remains to be seen whether the production of this hatchback model will move to the United States or not.
The decision of the Japanese automaker’s leadership regarding the cessation of sales suggests that consumer demand for the same Honda Civic sedan may vary significantly, depending on the particular market. In Japan, Honda Civic Sedan “did not go,” but in North America, this car was received with a bang.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Honda published a teaser for the most powerful Civic Type R Limited Edition. The Japanese company showed a teaser of the fastest and most powerful Type R series model to date. This version of the car is intended for a racing track.
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