We're well aware that Honda debuted the Civic Coupe Concept in New York just this month, we're also acutely aware that Honda is running a 5 door around somewhere. The next question, besides when will we see it in production trim, turns to the hatchback. Will Honda show a separate hatchback concept? I think yes simply because of the different market tastes between North America and Europe.
For this extremely delicate process we turned to substantial scientific methonds. Exploring Wikipedia.
North American Civic debuted in concept form (coupe and sedan) at the NAIAS in January of 2011, in April of 2011 production models were seen, at the dealers. Revised Si Cuope debuted at SEMA in 2014
The European 5 door hatch debuted at the Frankfurt show in September of 2011. It was a mild improvement over the outgoing 8th gen so no concept was shown of the base 5 door.
NA spec Si Coupe Concept made its debut at the 2005 Chicago Autoshow in Februrary of that year. The production Si coupe debuted at SEMA of that year.
JDM version debuted September 22 2005 in Japan
The 2003 Si Concept debuted at SEMA of that year, which was just an earlier Euro spec hatchback for the NA market
Ok so conclusions? Well considering we've already seen the Coupe Concept can we assume that Honda won't be showing us an Si concept? I'm not sure if thats logical or not.
If I had to put money down, I'd bet that Honda will make their next Civic debut at either Frankfurt 2015 or SEMA 2015. The Frankfurt show is already being billed as the most important show of the year:
Is than an appropriate place to move to the next phase of the Civic launch? I think so, but now, what exactly will Honda show us there? a 5 door concept, an Si Concept, a sedan? All three in production form?Here's a quick list of what we can expect to see over there (and in no particular order, X-Factor style): Mercedes-Benz C-Coupe, all-new Audi A4, all-new BMW 7 Series, all-new Opel Astra, Mercedes-Benz GLE (facelifted ML), all-new Volkswagen Tiguan, Bentley Bentayga, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabrio, Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift, all-new Audi R8, Maserati Levante (SUV), McLaren P13, BMW X4 M40i, Infiniti Q30, Lamborghini Huracan Spyder and the Porsche 911 facelift.