The sedan version of the Honda Civic will not be available with a manual transmission in 2021. This is just the latest in a long line of similar decisions by automakers, but in this case there’s good reason to think it’s temporary. The model is scheduled to get a major overhaul for 2022, and it’s quite common for an end-of-cycle model to lose many of its options.
For now, those who want a stick shift-equipped Civic next year will be able to opt for either the hatchback Civic or the Type R variant. Keep in mind that the Civic lineup is small in 2021, with both the coupe and Si variants absent.
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Even this year, the possibilities for Civic buyers wanting a manual gearbox are limited. It can be had with the base versions with naturally aspirated 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, or with the Si, and that’s it. In principle, the manual should return to the product offering for more versions when the next generation of the Civic debuts.