The Honda Civic is a model that everyone should own. In the 50 years after its release, more than 27 million copies have been sold globally. It has evolved from a city car to a sedan that sits midway between a compact and a family sedan throughout the years. The 11th generation has arrived with us today.
This new Honda Civic 2022 is completely different from the existing one, yet there are some similarities. The bonnet, which benefits from a simpler design with fewer ribs, is lowered by 25 mm on the sides, making it more horizontal, and the grille widens but becomes thinner.The headlights are still big and bright, with a new lighting signature in the form of hooks.
The goal of this new Civic is to be both visually and technically energetic while yet being somber. It is therefore distinguished by some elements, such as the body line that runs the length of the car and, in particular, the rear section, which gives it the appearance of a coupe sedan. The lights have the appearance of being one with the third stop sign, forming a light strip, although this is not the case.
The exact measurements are unknown, although the length is estimated to be roughly 4.60 meters. The glass surface expands, but the composite tailgate's height is decreased by 50 mm.
The Civic is undergoing a transformation on the inside. The former HR-complicated V's dashboard has been replaced with a straightforward display of basic, extremely horizontal lines, which is directly influenced by the previous HR-V's. The 10.2-inch instruments can be digital (only with the premium Advanced finish) and the multimedia touch panel is 9 inches in front of the driver. Honda, unlike other automakers, has resisted the all-digital trend since some controls, such as the air conditioning, are still tactile. The air vents that run across the width of the board, disguised beneath a honeycomb grille, give this Civic its uniqueness. Overall is pleasing to the eye, as is the quality of the materials and installation.
The Civic has excellent legroom and headroom in the back seats, thanks to a 35-mm increase in wheelbase, and is best suited for two people due to a large tunnel. The trunk's volume, which is still unknown, promises to be large and of the same caliber as the previous one, which had a capacity of 478 liters.
The Civic, which comes standard with a lot of driver aids, gets a center airbag from level 2 autonomous driving and adaptive high lights for the first time from Honda.
Only a hybrid version of the new Civic will be offered. There isn't any gasoline, and much less diesel. There's a new 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle direct-injection engine under the hood. This is linked to two electric motors that are utilized first to propel the automobile forward, with the combustion engine only intruding at high speeds. The torque is 315 Nm, and the highest total power is 135 kW (184 hp). Honda claims that consumption and CO2 emissions will be less than 5 litres/100 km and 110 g, respectively, pending clearance. Most athletic will have to wait a few months longer to learn about the Type R, the sports variant.
The new Civic will be on sale in the fall of next year. At this point, there is no word on pricing, but it will be revealed in June. Meanwhile, the new Honda compact will make its first public appearance at the Lyon show, which begins today.