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Updated 12.Sep.20

NOTE: Dates indicated are for expected model introduction, not necessarily model year.

  2020 2021 2022 2023 and beyond
Accord MMC. 6MT dropped   FMC; PHEV?  
Civic Type R Limited Edition. Si dropped for 2021MY FMC. Si returns in sedan form only PHEV?  
CR-V MMC, North American Hybrid 2.0 iMMD intro. 1.5T, Honda Sensing standard across the range   FMC  
Clarity US Future is cloudy      
Fit Exits US Market      
HR-V   FMC - 1.5T/CVT. Hybrid?    
ILX   FMC. 2.0T+SH-AWD Type S? 5-door?? FMC could slip into 2022  
Insight     FMC?  
MDX Will skip 2021 MY. FMC. Standard 3.5 V6 (J35). 3.0T Type S  
NSX   Big performance/interior update?    
  2020 2021 2022 2023 and beyond
Odyssey MMC - mostly cosmetic   FMC. Hybrid/PHEV?  
Passport     FMC  
Pilot   FMC (not expected until later in the year, if not early 2022)    
RDX     MMC  
Ridgeline MMC. Mild changes expected: infotainment update, standard Honda sensing, standard tailgate lock? 9AT confirmed   FMC  
RLX (NA) / Legend (ROW) Exits NA market Future is cloudy   Legend name may return as flagship FCEV and/or BEV
S2000   Keep dreaming    
TLX FMC. 2.0T/10AT 355hp 3.0 V6T/10AT Type S    

NOTE: Dates indicated are for expected model introduction, not necessarily model year.

The information above is compiled from numerous sources.
Unless otherwise noted, information pertains to US and/or Canadian-market models
If you have more up-to-date or more accurate information, please contact me


DRL: Daytime Running Lamps

EU: European Market
FF: FF refers to a Front-engine, Front-wheel-drive drivetrain configuration.
FMC: Full Model Change - full redesign of a product, generally resulting in significant changes in packaging, performance, and styling.
FR: FR refers to a Front-engine, Rear-wheel-drive drivetrain configuration.
IMA: Integrated Motor Assist - Honda's Hybrid gas/electric technology
JDM: Japan Domestic Market
MMC: Minor Model Change - Mid-cycle freshening of an existing model. Often limited to subtle cosmetic changes but sometimes new trim levels and/or drivetrain options are introduced.
MYxx: Model Year, where xx is the year (e.g. MY03 = Model Year 2003)
NA: North America; in other places on the site it may be used as an abbreviation for Naturally Aspirated
ROW: Rest of World
P-AWS: Precision All-Wheel Steering
SH-AWD: Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
xAT: Automatic Transmission - x denotes the number of ratios
xDCT: Dual-Clutch Transmission - x denotes the number of ratios
xMT: Manual Transmission - x denotes the number of ratios

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