2022 Honda Civic

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Cmon not even close. Replacing the LC with Supra is understandable. Both RWD coupes and the Supra is much more a sports car. Replacing a NSX with a 4 door Civic? That is beyond lame.

It would be like the LC 500 being replaced by a Corolla in Super GT.

Not just any Corolla but GR Corolla :)
See, it's not a Civic, it's the Civic Type R!!!!
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I think I read somehwere in PR they did this to promote Type R brand. What Type R brand? Honda Japan couldn't even bother to do NSX Type R. What a company. They have Formula 1 championship winning engine that they cannot even call Honda anymore cause they pulled out right before they were going to win it for the first time. When they saw the second title is about to happen they begged RB to allow them to slap some side stickers on a car for Japan GP. Why bother in Formula 1 for ten years if you are not going to develop that Type R brand and spread it across dedicated models? And the kicker is they want to come back to F1 for 2026 but they can't partner up with Red Bull cause Red Bull will be designing their own power units by then. Part of the people invovled in RB PU project came from guess where? Honda F1 programme. What a company.

They are lucky Acura has nothing so they can repackage Type R hatch into Type S sedan and call it a legacy.
 

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All this screams is MAJOR cost cutting at Honda. Removing entry level trim for the Civic. Removing hi-po Accord options. Shared general interior across Civic, HRV, CRV, Accord, Integra.. and to a certain extent the Pilot as well. Not to mention all of their major EV projects are with either GM or Sony. Things aren't doing well I think for them.
Feels like Honda themselves aren't even sure which route they want to continue on, sticking with a combination of ICEs and electrified vehicles or completely switch to EVs, their decisions right now all feel like they're trying to cover their a$$ as much as possible just in case things don't pan out the way they expect. If they are truly serious about going full EV by 2040, then they better be prepared to lose a decent chunk of the sales that they have from developing markets, because EVs might never become a popular choice maybe even forever in those countries.
 

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Feels like Honda themselves aren't even sure which route they want to continue on, sticking with a combination of ICEs and electrified vehicles or completely switch to EVs, their decisions right now all feel like they're trying to cover their a$$ as much as possible just in case things don't pan out the way they expect. If they are truly serious about going full EV by 2040, then they better be prepared to lose a decent chunk of the sales that they have from developing markets, because EVs might never become a popular choice maybe even forever in those countries.
Honda is not the only automaker in such a situation. All of Japan's automakers -- Honda, Toyota, Nissan, et al -- are not sure which side of the ICE vs BEV fight they should be on.
 

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