Could be because they are starting to export to the US.I hope Honda stick with the unconventional styling for the next generation, that's what makes the Civic really cool. It is interesting how the design has evolved over the years though.
Also noticed this on the BBC today, great news for Swindon:
Honda invests £200m in Swindon car production plant - BBC News
Wonder if this is in preparation for the 10G? I would have guessed that the 9G still has at least 2.5yrs of full scale production left (assuming we start to see the very early 10Gs towards the end of 2017). All guessing though!
My civic is the first 5 door car I've owned, everything before it was 3 door (even my "big" 4x4, a frontera sport) and I tell you I'm never going back to 3 door. No longer having to flip the seat and set it back again whenever someone needs to get in the back is a huge timesaver.I think that may be unwise though as many like 3 door cars.