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We’re in dire need of a redesigned Civic; however, according to John Mendel, American Honda Motor Co.’s executive vice president, the redesigned Honda Civic won’t arrive until 2011. The schedule is well past the typical five-year product line for the compact car.

Mendel said that changing market conditions and tougher fuel-economy regulations have affected the development of the next-generation Honda Civic, which was originally scheduled to arrive this fall.

Mendel now says that the redesigned Civic will be unveiled sometime next-year, although he declined to give a specific timeline.

“In general, we are not changing cycles,” he said. “We change vehicles as need be. The ability to do something based on more current information is better than waiting a full model cycle. Some of that is being able to have the opportunity to change [based on] what you see happening in the marketplace.”

The Honda Civic sells about 1 million units a year globally, with the U.S. accounting for one-third of those sales.
 

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Honda is down, Hyundai is eating it up alive...

Smarten up Honda!
 

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Hopefully Honda can design a Civic that isn't ugly like their newer designs as of late. At least the new Civic will not get bigger, the current Civics are bigger than the old Accords!
 

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Honda is down, Hyundai is eating it up alive...

Smarten up Honda!
How do you figure? They have topped Toyota in several areas.
 

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yes, but Hyundai is taking some of everybodies sales, import & domestic. Add a little sport back into the lineup Honda or play catch up later.
 

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Hyundai

How do you figure? They have topped Toyota in several areas.
Hyundai is definitely gaining market share but they still have a way to go to catch Honda - in the US that is ... they are better world-wide. Keep in mind that Honda sales are also improving so Hyundai is chasing a moving target.

I hope that Honda taking this extra time is a sign that they are seriously trying to be competitive. Other brands are using direct injection but they are not ... other brands are making their family sedans hybrids (Sonata is coming soon) but not a word on the return of the Accord hybrid etc etc etc

The only rumor that I have heard thus far on the new Civic is that they are not going to make it larger as has been typical w/ redesigns.
 
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