Civic hybrid to join CR-V and Accord in Honda’s expanding hybrid-electric line-up
2025 Civic hybrid production will start with the sedan in Canada, followed by the
hatchback in Indiana; two-motor hybrid electric system made in Ohio
Civic hybrid expected to represent over 40% of model sales in North America
Over 11 million Civics have been built in North America since 1988
TORRANCE, Calif., October 19, 2023 – Honda today announced that it will introduce the Civic
hybrid in the U.S. and Canada in 2024, in both sedan and hatchback variations, advancing its
electrification strategy through products and a hybrid-electric system made in North America.
Production 1 of the new Civic hybrid sedan will begin in spring 2024 at Honda of Canada
Mfg. (HCM) in Alliston, Ontario. This will be followed shortly by the hatchback, which will be
manufactured at the Indiana Auto Plant (IAP) in Greensburg, Indiana, with the two-motor hybrid-
electric power unit to be built by the Honda Transmission Plant in Ohio and the 2.0-liter
Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine made at the Anna Engine Plant in Ohio. Both HCM and IAP
already support production of the Honda CR-V hybrid.
“Our associates are proud to play an important role in the Honda electrification strategy
by adding production of the new Civic hybrid to the CR-V hybrid we now build,” said Roxanna
Metz, plant co-lead of the Indiana Auto Plant. “Sales of Honda hybrid models already represent
more than one-quarter of our sales in the U.S. and we are proud to help our customers
transition to the electrified future with our ‘made in Indiana’ products.”
1 Using domestic and globally sourced parts
Honda Electrification Strategy
The new Civic hybrid is another key step in Honda’s electrification strategy, which includes
equipping its core models with hybrid-electric systems. Currently, over 56% of U.S. sales of the
Honda CR-V and Accord are hybrid-electric trims. More than one-quarter of Honda’s total U.S.
sales are electrified models, marking the most hybrids ever sold by the brand. Honda expects
Civic hybrid sales to represent more than 40% of Civic sales. Toward its global goal to achieve
carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050, Honda has a vision to make
battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles represent 100% of its new vehicle sales by 2040.
Sales of EVs will begin in 2024, with the 2024 Honda Prologue, Honda’s first all-electric SUV. In
2025, a mid- to large-size EV model based on Honda’s dedicated e:Architecture will go on sale.
Honda announced key next steps in the establishment of its EV Hub in Ohio that will
lead the company’s journey to production of EVs in North America. In October 2022, Honda
announced it would invest $700 million to retool several of its existing auto and powertrain
plants to establish the new EV Hub in Ohio to prepare for the production of battery electric
vehicles in 2025. The Marysville Auto Plant (MAP), where Honda began auto production in
America in 1982, will be the first Honda auto plant in the U.S. to transition to EV manufacturing.
The new EV Hub includes a new joint venture EV battery plant being established by
Honda and LG Energy Solution in Fayette County, near Jeffersonville, Ohio. The new JV facility
is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024 with an annual production capacity of
approximately 40 GWh.
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000
independent U.S. Honda dealers. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic and
Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline
pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord hybrid,
CR-V hybrid, and, in the future, Civic hybrid. The Honda Prologue SUV, Honda’s first battery-
electric SUV, will join the lineup in 2024.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18
major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2022, more than 99% of all Honda vehicles
sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with more than two-thirds made in America, using
domestic and globally sourced parts.
Honda Manufacturing in North America
Honda has produced automobiles in North America for over 40 years, beginning in November
1982 at the Marysville Auto Plant. Honda began manufacturing operations in North America in
1979 with motorcycle production in Marysville, Ohio.
Over the past four decades, Honda has steadily grown local production capabilities and now
employs more than 33,000 associates in North America who support manufacturing operations
at Honda’s 18 plants with the annual capacity to produce 1.86 million automobiles, nearly 4
million engines, 500,000 power equipment products and 300,000 powersports products, as well
as the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines. In 2022, more than
99% of all U.S.-sold Honda and Acura automobiles were made in North America, using
domestic and globally sourced parts.
Cumulatively, Honda has invested more than $24 billion in its North American manufacturing
capabilities, including more than $4.7 billion over the past five years alone. The company works
with over 700 original equipment suppliers in North America with cumulative parts purchases of
more than $562 billion.