2008 Honda Civic Hybrid. Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour. Link on facebook www.facebook.com Another link to contact with me vk.com The Civic Hybrid uses an Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system similar to Honda Insight. Early models from 2001 to 2005 used a 5-speed manual transmission, but models since then feature a continuously variable automatic transmission. The Civic Hybrid was only available as sedan until 2013, when the hatchback will be added to its lineup.