The Honda Civic is the longest-running car from Honda and now it’s heading towards the 11th generation. Last year, Honda showcased the prototype of the 11th generation Honda Civic Sedan with some shadowy images of the exterior and sketch of the interior. Earlier this month Honda revealed a single image of the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan and today the full car has been revealed for the North American Market. Compared to its predecessor, the new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan gets a cleaner look, is bigger and has a longer wheelbase, it also built on a new platform.
- 2022 Honda Civic Sedan sits on a new updated platform which is more rigid than before
- The exterior design is similar to the prototype and sports cleaner looks
- Gets two engine options a 2.0L naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.5L turbo-petrol engine with Honda’s I-VTech
- To gets CVT automatic as gearbox option and manual is assigned for much higher spec Type-R models
- Top-spec Civic Sedans to get a digital instrument cluster and a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
2022 Honda Civic Sedan Design
The production-spec 11th gen Honda Civic sedan is almost similar to the design of the concept that debuted last year. Compared to its predecessor, the new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan has a much cleaner design with fewer creases and cuts, however, Honda has maintained the silhouette of the low and wide stance which happens to be the hallmark of the Civic’s design when looked at past models. The new Civic sedan is built on an all-new platform and its longer and wider than the outgoing model. Its has an almost 36mm longer wheelbase than the previous model.
Coming to the front of the car, it now gets a sleek grille with slim LED wrap-around type headlights on both sides, and under that is the radiator grille with fog light housings on either sides. The bottoms of the A-pillars have moved slightly rear to elongate the hood and give the car a lower stance. Just like the previous model the Civic gets LED lighting for both front and rear. When looked from the sides it gets a prominent shoulder line running across the side which gives it a proper sedan look than the coupe look which could be seen on the 10th gen Honda Civic Sedan. The ORVM positions are also changed and now sits back on the doors.
The Civic now runs on a wider rear track than before and the rear is finished of with wider set taillights and a boot lid-mounted spoiler with a prominent Honda logo placed at the middle. Overall the new Civic sedan despite having a clean design looks much nicer than before. Depending on the variants the Civic sedan will be offered with 16,17 and 18-inch wheels.
2022 Honda Civic Sedan Interior
When the concept of the new 11th gen Honda Civic was shown the interior sketch was shared and now we are able to see the first official images. Looking at the images it can be said that the interior is identical to the sketch shared earlier. It features an all-new design for the dashboard that looks super clean with a honeycomb mesh type pattern. The AC vents are neatly placed below the mesh which separated the top and bottom part of the dashboard. This mesh type pattern gives the dashboard a clean and more retro-modern look.
The centre stage is taken all by the floating type touchscreen infotainment display which can either be a 7.0-inch or 9.0-inch unit depending on the trim level. It also comes with modern-day features like wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected car tech to name a few. Some more dashboard features include wireless smartphone charging and 12 speaker Bose sound system. The dashboard and steering wheel are also wrapped with premium materials and the interior features soft-touch materials even on the door panels giving the Civis a much premium feel. Other standard features like the centre armrest and twin cup holder can be seen as standard. The HVAC controls which are buttons and knobs sits just below the central AC vents.
Depending on the trim level, the lower-spec Civic comes with an analogue instrument cluster with a 7.0-inch coloured MID while the top-spec Touring model gets a fully customisable 10.2-inch LCD for the instrument cluster.
In terms of the safety department, there are many updates made for the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan. It gets newly designed front airbags for both driver and co-passenger for improved safety in case of a crash. Honda Sensing safety assistance is standard and now it comes with features like Traffic Jam assist, false start prevention and low-speed braking. It has been updated and now the adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assistance have more quick response.
2022 Honda Civic Powertrain and Chassis details
As of now Honda has confirmed two engines for the 2022 Civic. The first one is a 2.0L naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine and the other is a 1.5L four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. The 2.0L NA petrol is tuned to make 160HP and 187Nm of torque which is similar to the 10th Gen Civic. While the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol will produce peak power of 182HP and 240Nm or Torque. Both engines will come with a CVT gearbox as standard. While manual gearboxes will be assigned for much sportier Civic Type-R when launched later.
The 2022 Honda Civic is built on an all-new chassis which is much stronger and rigid than the previous-gen model. The rear track has been widened to give the car more stability. Other chassis related updates include better suspension for improved ride quality and handling, improved steering for precise feedback and use of low resistance wheel bearing for better fuel economy.
11th Gen Honda Civic for India
As of now, Honda has not made any announcement if they will bring the Civic brand to India as they have already discontinued the 10th-gen model of the Civic due to less demand late last year. Honda Cars India line-up now comprises of the Jazz, WR-V, Amaze and the City both 4th-gen and 5th-gen.
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