Honda reviewing entire next-generation lineup, Civic will be smaller, lighter

Honda Civic Sedan

Honda’s new CEO Takanobu Ito said that the Japanese automaker is reviewing its entire lineup and is looking to build less costly and more fuel-efficient vehicles. That will mean making some major changes to some next-generations vehicles that are already well along in the development process.

One such vehicle undergoing changes is the next-generation Honda Civic.

“We are taking more time to rethink the new Civic and all our models,” Ito told Automotive News. “We had to revisit our development work and planning to comply with the change in the environment.”

Top-level executives have told Civic designers and engineers to make the cars smaller, lighter and more fuel-efficient than originally planned. Originally the next-generation Civic had been planned to be larger than the current model; however, it will now have a smaller exterior.

Overall, Honda will create a sense of roominess on the inside without increasing the size of the Civic.

– By: Kap Shah