2022 Honda Civic spotted in tests

2022 Honda Civic spotted in tests

March 4, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The eye-catching new Civic will debut in the spring as a sedan, followed by the hatchback, Si and Type R.

The new Honda Civic was already spotted in sedan tests back in fall 2020, but the new generation of the model will also be available in hatchback, Si and Type R variants (no coupe anymore). The 11th generation hatchback model will look significantly better than the previous one due to the more mature appearance of the prototype, which was declassified in spy photos.

As for the design of the new hatchback, thankfully it won’t have as many sharp corners and vents as the current model, although the overall shape and slope of the roof are similar. The new Civic borrows design cues from the Honda Accord, and the prototype had black trim and 19-inch wheels, which will likely be available for the higher-performing Si model.

The prototype also had digital gadgets and a 9.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Honda did not share powertrain details for the new car when it unveiled the prototype, but boasted that it would have excellent engine performance and improved handling.

Expect a turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood, front-wheel drive, and a continuously variable automatic transmission. The higher-spec Type R model will be based on the hatchback. We think it will have an updated 2.0-liter four-cylinder with more horsepower, and Honda has confirmed it will offer a manual transmission.