Honda says goodbye to the Fit and Civic Coupe. The Automaker will discontinue both cars in 2021.
Not good news for subcompact fans. The Honda Fit was a great option for first time car owners in this category.
The company cites slow sales as the reason for dropping this body style: while the current, tenth-generation Civic coupe made up around 16 percent of sales when it debuted in 2016, it now represents just 6 percent of the mix, according to Honda. Meanwhile, the Civic hatchback has grown in sales during that time, currently making up around 24 percent of Civic sales.
Barring any major changes, that means Honda’s lowest-priced model next year will be the Civic Sedan at $21,775, with the Fit-based HR-V crossover $120 more.
Performance fans should note that the sporty Civic Si model will also not be offered in 2021, but will return when an all-new Civic arrives in 2022.
Honda sold just 13,887 Fits through the first half of this year, compared to 36,895 HR-Vs and 127,858 Civics. It’s best-selling model is the CR-V, which has found 138,898 homes this year.