According to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Honda plans to end sales of the Civic sedan in Japan as soon as its existing inventories run out. The report said that Honda will continue to sell the Civic around the world and that a fully updated model is due next year.
Nikkei said that roughly 3 million units of the Civic have been sold in Japan since 1972, when the car first made its debut. However, as demand in Japan dwindles and shifts towards minivans and compact vehicles, Civic sales have been falling. In October, Honda sold only 452 Civics – 182 Civic and 270 Civic Hybrids.
Nikkei said that even after domestic sales end, Honda will continue to produce and export the Civic at its Suzuka plant in Mie Prefecture.
Sounds a bit crazy to us since the Civic is one of the best selling cars in the United States.
– By: Stephen Calogera