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The Honda Civic was the best-selling vehicle among ethnic consumers for the 2017 model year, the second consecutive year the brand has taken that title, IHS Markit and NAMAD said.
Going into December, the Honda Civic was outselling the Toyota sedan by around 2,000 units, but the finish wasn't even close.
Honda is following the playbook of brands such as Porsche and Chevy that use countless iterations and special editions of a single model to juice sales.
Honda and its U.S. customers have been craving a high-profile, enthusiast-oriented car like the Civic Type R for years.
When the latest flavors of Honda's prolific Civic nameplate — the Si coupe and sedan — went on sale, two numbers stood out: 205 and 24,775.
The turbo engine inside Honda's latest Civic Si may be new, but the power output isn't.
Honda's 306-hp Civic Type R hatchback, which debuted last week at the Geneva auto show, will challenge other hot hatches such as the Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen Golf R.
Honda will bring a 306-hp Civic Type R hatchback to the U.S. this spring for the first time, ending the brand's years-long performance-car drought.
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