The current eighth-generation Honda Civic has been kicking around since 2006, and should have another year or so in it before an all-new model rears its head.
According to Japanese automotive magazine Mag-X, Honda is finalising the design and details for the 2012 Civic, and if the magazine is to be believed, we'll see different sedan, coupe and hatch versions for different markets, much the same as with the current model.
The highly speculative article goes on to say that a hybrid version will form part of the line-up (no big prediction there), as will as a 1.5 litre petrol mill.
Interestingly, Mag-X suggests the Civic will share its petrol engine with the upcoming CR-Z hybrid hatchback, which will offer a choice of either a six-speed manual or an automatic CVT transmission.
This is all, of course, nothing more than rumour and speculation, but who doesn't enjoy taking a punt at what's to come?
The 2009 Tokyo Motor Show in October is drawing nearer, and an almost production-ready version of the CR-Z is expected to debut. Perhaps we'll see a concept of the new Civic as well?
[via Temple of VTEC]