Civic (Honda)

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Sep 09, 2022

On September 8, 2022, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced the utilization rate compared to the previous production plan of the Suzuka Factory is expected to be about 80% in September.
Also, the utilization rate of the Saitama Factory Automobile Plant is expected to be about 60% in September.
The situation remains unstable due to a combination of factors, including the spread of COVID-19 and the shortage of semiconductors. The main models that will be affected in production are the N series, Vezel, Fit, Civic, and Step WGN.
(Based on Honda press release on September 8, 2022)
Keyword: plant operating status

Sep 02, 2022

On September 1, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced additional details about the upcoming 2023 Honda Civic Type R sports hatchback for the U.S. market, which represents the second time the Civic Type R is sold in the country. The new Civic Type R features an improved K20C1 turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 315 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, improvements of 9 hp and 15 lb-ft over the older engine. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. For improved performance and stability, the Civic Type R extends its wheelbase by 1.4 inches over the original Civic, while also increasing the width of its front and rear tracks and the rigidity of the body.
The interior also focuses on performance, with a lower, stabilizing sports seat and thinner pillars for improved visibility. The Civic Type R features an exclusive available instrument meter design, providing performance information such as rpm and gear position directly within the driver’s line of sight. Other interior features include a 9-inch color touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is manufactured at Honda’s Yorii plant in Japan, while its K20C1 engine is built at the Anna Engine Plant in Sidney, Ohio. Additional pricing and details for the Civic Type R will be released closer to its launch in the fall of 2022.

(American Honda Motor Co., Inc. press release on September 1, 2022)

Aug 29, 2022

On August 26, Dongfeng Honda launched the 11th-generation Civic e:HEV compact car at the 2022 Chengdu Motor Show. It offers 3 versions, priced between CNY 159,900 and CNY 187,900.
The Civic e:HEV is the first model that introduces Dongfeng Honda's latest fourth-generation i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) powertrain system. The system can be driven by electricity, hybrid power, or an engine.
The vehicle sticks to the design of sporty aesthetics. It has an exclusive e:HEV sign, a blue Honda logo, and silver rear view mirrors.
The vehicle measures 4,674mm long, 1,802mm wide and 1,415mm (or 1,420mm) high, with a wheelbase of 2,735mm.
The vehicle carries a 2.0L Di (direct injection) Atkinson cycle engine that has a maximum power output of 105kW, a peak torque of 182Nm, and a maximum thermal efficiency of 41%, coupled with an E-CVT (electronic continuously variable transmission). The drive motor on the vehicle has a maximum power output of 135kW and a peak torque of 315Nm. Its fuel consumption can be as low as 4.39L/100km.
The vehicle has standard features such as an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). Some versions of the vehicle have a Honda CONNECT 3.0 system (including online OTA updates and digital keys), an Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system, and a Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system.

From a Dongfeng Honda WeChat platform press release, a press release about the Civic e:HEV, and information on the Civic e:HEV website

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