To stay ahead in the ultra-competitive compact car segment Honda will reportedly roll out a list of improvements to its Civic sedan for the second year in a row.
Panned by critics in 2012, Honda improved the style and materials in the 2013 Civic. Now for 2014 the car will again see updates, but this time to the powertrain. The car is believed to finally drop its outdated 5-speed automatic transmission in favor of a CVT, helping bump fuel economy.
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It’s unclear if the improvements will include a full suite of the brand’s Earth Dreams technologies, including the addition of direct-injection. Regardless, fuel economy should get at least a one or two mile per gallon bump and the 2014 Civic could hit 41 mpg highway.
It’s unlikely any design changes are due for the refresh, though Honda has reportedly been busy shooting updated photography for the release.
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