2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype Spied Testing in Japan

The redesigned version 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype was spied testing a few days ago in Japan. From the first look, the 11th-generation model will receive some subtle updates.

Like the Civic sedan version that was caught testing in October, the hatchback is wearing the same design language. However, heavy camouflage doesn’t allow us to see all the changes and updates. Generally, the design is simple at first look, and the new hatchback is a little shorter than the sedan version. Thank to that, it’s giving visually more fastback look, than the hatchback.

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Redesign

The Honda Civic hatchback is the most recommendable small cars you can buy on the market. Thanks to its compact design, the hatchback version is ideal for everyday use in the city. As mentioned, the new 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback was spied recently, wearing heavy camo. Like the sedan version, it features the same design language.

The same front fascia is present, hosting the same sleek look and a new headlight system. Moreover, the design is so distinctive, and on the back are clearly visible Honda’s C-shaped taillights. Unlike the sedan version, the hatchback model is differentiated by its bulbous rear end. This model features a high-mounted spoiler and fake vents on the rear bumper. Sport and Sport Touring models are the favorite, and both stand out from the rest with dual exhaust outlets.

Interior With More Comfort

In this department, we do not expect some significant changes. The new 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback will most likely to feature many cues from the 10th generation. Generally, year after years, this small model has been evolved, and there are no complaints so far about it. Comfort is one of the best, and even on the base LX model. The Civic Hatchback provides 25.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 46.2 cubic feet when they’re folded down. LX’s infotainment system is pretty basic. This trim comes with a small 5-inch color screen, offering Bluetooth connectivity and USB ports.

However, if one step up to a Sport trim or higher, it will get a great 7-inch touchscreen with CarPlay/Android Auto, keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded audio system, and push-button start. HondaLink system is available as well, which lets you check on and control certain features of the car remotely from a mobile device.

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback rear

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Powertrain Specs

Unlike the sedan version that comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder producing 158-horsepower, the new 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4. This engine makes 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft, but it gets a slight boost of 180 horses and 177 lb-ft on the trims, Sport and Sport Touring.

All hatchback variants are equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. Also, as before, this model uses a front-wheel-drive as the only option, just like many other rivals in the segment, except for the Subaru Impreza that has an all-wheel-drive standard.

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

Release Date and Price

The first spy shots of the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback came out, and it seems that the next-generation will receive only mild changes. Reportedly, the upcoming prototype was spied testing in Japan last week, providing a sleek and simple design.

The forthcoming hatchback will probably hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2021. At the same time, we can expect the sedan variant to debut. If you want the hatchback model, you will need to pay around $22,000. Interestingly, for about $2000 less, buyers can get the base sedan version.

Source: cnet.com

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