2025 Honda Civic Hybrid Debuts Styling Changes For Whole Lineup

Kyle Patrick
by Kyle Patrick

Honda has finally given us our first look at the latest Civic Hybrid, which leads off a round of styling changes for the best-seller.

Honda on Thursday released the first official photos of the 2025 Civic Hybrid. The electrified compact led a report on the upcoming year, which also confirmed the addition of a CR-V Fuel Cell Vehicle and another round of styling and tech upgrades for the venerable Odyssey minivan.

A Civic hybrid has been an intermittent presence in the Honda lineup for the last two decades. After the latest Insight quietly disappeared from the lineup a few years ago, the timing is right for Honda to bring back the model. The two images show a Civic sedan in Sport Touring trim—a trim up until now locked to only the hatchback, which will also offer a hybrid option. While the headlights appear to be unchanged, we see a reprofiling of the grille area and some small, body-colored additions cradling the lights. The lower bumper is also tweaked, with a more pronounced, forward air intake flanked by smaller, vertical slits. On first glance, we can't spy anything new around back. A sharp-looking set of seven-spoke wheels is all-new, mind you.

It's unclear if these design changes are unique to this trim or the hybrid, but it seems unlikely given every current Civic model bar the Type R shares the same bumper designs.

While hybrid powertrain details are unclear, we expect a setup similar to the current CR-V and Accord, only with a smaller-displacement internal combustion component. We also expect Honda to continue its current approach of making the top trims hybrid-only; it helped the CR-V and Accord become the top-selling hybrid SUV and car in the US in 2023, respectively. To that end, Honda says it expects the Civic Hybrid to account for 40 percent of model sales. Whether that means the end of the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter or the 1.5-liter turbo remains to be seen.

The move could also put some distance between the current Si and the rest of the lineup, assuming Honda keeps the turbocharged, manual-only model that way for 2025.

Expect more details on the 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid ahead of its market roll-out this summer.

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Kyle Patrick
Kyle Patrick

Kyle began his automotive obsession before he even started school, courtesy of a remote control Porsche and various LEGO sets. He later studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College, which led him to writing about cars (both real and digital). He is now a proud member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), where he was the Journalist of the Year runner-up for 2021.

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  • Papi Papi on Jan 18, 2024

    The engine setup most likely will mimic the currently available in Europe Civic hybrid, that one uses the I-MMD engine setup, a 2.0 liter engine matched to a 1.05kWh battery setup, good for an approx 60mpg of combined driving -per Euro test-. The front end design was also used for the recently revealed, Japan only Civic RS hatchback (Civic Si hatchback?). Is similar to the type R but still different enough to differentiate

  • Jamie Scott Jamie Scott on Jan 18, 2024

    Love Hondas and Civic had a 1976 Accord and own a 2004Civic Is....However I can't help but see a Toyota Corolla front end in this picture...wish it were not so

    I like clean lines and functionality...all the little non functional scoops at front and back mimicking air cooling for brakes engine etc look cheap. Gadgetry is just that ..superficial .

    If on the high performance model... Great and functional. If the tuners ad things Great

    Its like seeing a 5cm rear wing on an Accord or a Camry These are not sport cars nor will it do anything at any legal speed limitJust an opinion for what its worth