It’s been high times for the Honda Civic since the debut of its ninth generation for the 2012 model year with sales strong enough to beat the Toyota Corolla: it’s key competitor.
Numbers aside, feedback on the new compact was less than positive and one year after its launch, the Civic underwent emergency surgery to come out with revised looks and repackaged content better able to compete in an increasingly competitive market.
That brings us to the 2014 model year and once again, Honda has something hidden up its sleeve. For 2014 they went back to the drawing board for a second time to re-think the affordable compact, scrapping its automatic transmission in favor of a CVT.
Then again, it’s hardly a surprise considering the brand-new Corolla is also being packaged with exactly that.
Honda Scraps the Slushbox
The base model is still available with a five-speed manual for $19,170 (sedan) or $200 less for the coupe, but the
If you had to pick a theme for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, performance would be a pretty logical choice. What else would you suggest, bankruptcy?
Yes, Detroit is coming close to overtaking Buffalo as the most depressing city in the U.S. But at least this year's show is chock-full of exciting vehicles. From concepts to production cars, there certainly wasn't a shortage of interesting metal.
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