It's good news for fans of manual transmissions.
Today at the 2016 New York auto show Honda confirmed that 2017 model year Civics of every body style will offer the 1.5L turbo engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Previously, only a CVT transmission was available with this engine.
http://blog.caranddriver.com/honda-...th-stick-shift-on-all-2017-civic-body-styles/Besides whetting our appetites for the missing stick-shift link in the new Civic lineup, Honda’s timing for the new powertrain confirms that of the new hatchback, which is coming for 2017. The Si models, as well as the Type R, will arrive next year.