2025 Honda Civic update previewed with subtle design changes

Updated Jan 19, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Would you want to see this refreshed version on local roads?

Honda has shown a preview of the refreshed Civic sedan in the United States. It gets very subtle design changes and a hybrid powertrain.

A picture of the Honda Civic hybrid previewed in the US

The refreshed 2025 Honda Civic

A majority of the visible style updates are seen on the front of the car. As per the pictures released by the brand, the upper and lower grille get a new mesh pattern with elongated hexagonal shapes. In comparison, the currently available Philippine-spec Civic has horizontal slats for its upper grille and larger hexagons on its lower grille.

The 2025 Civic’s lower intake covered by the lower grille also looks much larger and more open compared to the model sold locally. Its front bumper also has side vents and a more prominent-looking lip, both of which are absent on the Philippine-spec Civic.

2025 Honda Civic rear

The refreshed model from the rear

From the sides, the only detail that vastly differentiates it from the locally available model is its new spoked alloy wheels. The rear end also didn’t see too many changes, but the brand didn’t show the lower sections of its rear bumper just yet. There is also no information or even pictures of its interior for now.

The variant of the refreshed Civic shown so far is the US-spec top-of-the-line Sport Touring Hybrid. Interestingly, it gets less sporty details compared to the Philippine-spec Civic RS, and it instead gets some chrome trims on its windows.

As mentioned above, the 2025 Civic for the US is getting a hybrid engine but the specs for this are yet to be shared by Honda. But if we had to guess, it might be the same 204-horsepower 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain currently in use by the US-spec Accord. Unless Honda confirms this though, take this with a healthy grain of salt.

Honda Civic RS

The locally available Honda Civic RS

As a side note, the brand already has a Civic Hybrid a.k.a the Civic e:HEV in  Japan, Europe, and Thailand. But Honda only decided to bring in the Civic Hybrid to the US after seeing the success of the CR-V Hybrid crossover in the same market in 2023. According to the brand, the CR-V Hybrid was the best-selling hybrid vehicle in the U.S. last year.

Would you want to see a hybrid version of the Honda Civic in the Philippine market in the future?

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Know more about Honda Civic 2024

Honda Civic

The 2023 Honda Civic is a compact, five-door sedan. It is now in its eleventh-generation. For the Philippine market, the Civic has a price range of Php 1,583,000 to Php 1,775,000. It has three variants consisting of the V Turbo, and the RS Turbo as the top-spec trim. All of them are equipped with the Honda Sensing driver assist safety suite, and all use a 1.5-liter turbocharged VTEC inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 175 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. All trims use a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Size-wise, the 2023 Civic is 4,678mm long, 1,802mm wide, and 1,415mm in height. It wheelbase length measures 2,735mm long, and it has a ground clearance of 134mm. Competitors of the Honda Civic for the Philippine market includes the likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis, Mazda3, Kia Forte, Nissan Sylphy, among others.


₱ 1,583,000 - ₱ 1,775,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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