I think that they are still different enough, but yes, the two vehicles could be cross shopped at this point. There will be a lot of people who will be considering both.
True. I don't see them bringing the natural gas civic back, but i'm sure honda might end up making a new civic hybrid down the road a bit using the new 2 motor system the CRZ and Accord have. Heck, a civic hatchback with the hybrid setup could be considered a good replacement for the insight in honda's lineup and even good competition for the prius in some regards.for now...>