There are still some old-school drivers who prefer a manual transmission to the automatic one and Honda is one of the automakers that respect wisely their customer’s desires. Recently they announced that will offer a manual transmission for their beautiful 2022 Civic Hatchback, Si, and Type R variants. But the trick is that the upcoming Si and Type R will be sold exclusively in shift-it-yourself form.
This change is just one of the 2021-2022 changeovers that Honda is bringing along and it might seem like discontinuation of the coupe entirely, bringing a brief hiatus for their sporty Si and hardcore Type-R. This is Honda's style of wrapping up development on its more enthusiast-oriented models. And this is your last chance of getting a Civic with optional manual transmission.
This confirmation eloped during a digital walk-around of the new model held late last week and explains that the Si model will be a manual-only model. Watch the video for more details. More details will be revealed on the Hatchback or the ongoing development of the next-generation Type R, and it’s obvious that soon customers will be able to achieve their favorite and park it in their garage.
Watch the video below for the full reveal on the manual transmission.