Finally, the new 2022 Honda Civic prototype was introduced to the public. The 11th-generation model will feature a sleek design and a new lineup of body styles. Like the predecessor, the upcoming Civic will be available as a sedan, hatchback, Si, and Type R versions.
One of the favorite compact models is most likely continue to offer the same turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine throughout the lineup. However, it’s unclear if the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine be also offered or replaced with a new one. The hybrid powertrain will not happen for sure, consider that Honda has the Insight for that.
2022 Honda Civic First Look
The new 2022 Honda Civic features a more domesticated design than the over-styled exterior of the current model. The prototype that has been introduced comes with a more attractive grille, longer hood than the predecessor, and refreshed taillights.
However, Civic Hatchback is the best choice if you are looking for a model with strong performance and extra cargo space. Besides, the high-performance Type R should also be available, providing thrills for those who love driving.
Inside, the upcoming 2022 Honda Civic offers more upscale materials than before. Honda offers this model in a wide variety of trim levels. Moreover, we can expect the same trim levels, including LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring (Sport Touring) models.
Generally, all trims will offer a more modern cabin featuring a new sizeable 9-inch touchscreen and the latest Honda’s infotainment software. Comfort is one of the best that we saw in this type of car, and we can expect more standard features. Basically, the Civic gets for the first time a fully digital instrument cluster that looks great. Also, expect some upgrades to happen in the Honda Sensing safety suite.
2022 Honda Civic Powertrain Specs
Honda hasn’t released any information regarding the engine of the next-generation model. However, they promise that the new Civic will offer more power and better fuel efficiency. Honda will most likely keep the proven turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This mill so far provided 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque on the current Civic sedan. On the other hand, the hatchback version delivers a better output of 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.
However, it’s unclear if the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will be offered again or replaced with the new one. We don’t anticipate a hybrid powertrain because Honda provides one with the Insight model. As we wrote in a few posts back, the sedan will not offer a manual transmission, while the rest of the models will use a CVT.
Price and Release Date
Honda says that the cost of the upcoming Civic won’t change much, compared to its predecessor. Generally, we think that price will most likely go up slightly.
In that case, the upcoming hatchback should be priced around or above $22,955, while the sedan could exceed $21,755. According to some early reports, the debut of the 2022 Honda Civic might happen in the late spring of 2021.