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January 19, 2024

Honda Has Confirmed: This Is The 2025 Civic

After Honda Japan inadvertently posted photos of what looks to be the upcoming refresh of the Civic (under the guise of a new variant in Japan), Honda has finally confirmed that this is the updated 2025 Civic.

Now shown in its sedan form, the 2025 Civic wears the new styling elements seen in the Civic Hatchback. The front bumper is entirely new with sharper surfacing, a wide lower bumper (note how small the functional area is), and slim vertical side intakes. The grille is also new. Not only does it remove the controversial nose bump, but it’s now wider at the bottom and has a hexagonal grille pattern also found in the City RS. Other visible changes include the omission of the front fog lamps and meaty-looking 7-spoke 18- or 19-inch wheels shod with Pirelli PZero tires!

Like the 5-door hatchback, the rear remains unchanged. Not only are the rear lamp clusters carried over, but the placement of the reflectors looks unmodified from before.

In terms of powertrain, Honda says they will be rolling out its hybrid technology for more markets. North America will be the latest one to get the 2.0-liter e:HEV engine. Shared with local CR-V RS, it produces 183 horsepower and 315 Nm of torque—more than the current Civic RS Turbo.

No news if the Philippines will receive the new e:HEV engine for the Civic as well, but given the market’s warm response towards the tech in the CR-V RS, where it accounts for about half of all sales, it’s likely that a Civic RS Hybrid will replace the Civic RS Turbo, like in Thailand.

Honda says the 2025 Civic will also feature an updated interior, but they have yet to release photos or more information on the matter.

Expect more information on the 2025 Civic to trickle in in the next few months with a full-blown launch before the end of the year.


  1. Something's off in hondas styling and design lately.. they seemed lost in their design intent and identity.
    As if they are still in search of their own brand look identification and familiarity. all of their exterior design seemed to be lost in the wild without proper direction and branding mark. In short theyre all ugly.

    1. To be honest, even the styling of the ancient civic FD looks better

    2. from your statement what you mean is more like........bland. Not ugly

    3. Its bland, its ugly, its seemed lost in search of a proper design language and identity. Its like they are groping in the dark to come up with something original and catchy to instill brand recall.
      That beluga nose and oversized tailights, long hood, are all like after thoughts..

  2. Finally they removed that ugly snout coming from the hood.

  3. How old are you, kiddo?

  4. The pre-facelift version looks better IMO.


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