Civic Goes Upscale: Honda Shares First Images of All-New 2022 Civic Sedan
While no interior photos or powertrain specifications have been released, we'll only have to wait a few weeks for the full reveal.
Back in November of 2020, Honda revealed the prototype version of the all-new, eleventh-generation Civic Sedan, using the popular online streaming platform, Twitch. Over those past few months, we've been waiting for Honda to unveil the production version of the next-generation model of its popular compact sedan, and Honda has finally shared the first images of the all-new 2022 Civic Sedan. While very little information (including powertrain specifications and interior photos) has been shared about the all-new Civic, we now have a good idea of what the production version of the eleventh-generation model will look like when it goes on sale later in 2021. Honda will reveal the all-new 2022 Civic in full on April 28th, 2021, and we'll have more coverage on that date. Read on to find out what we know about the all-new, eleventh-generation 2022 Honda Civic Sedan. NOTE: Any and all pricing discussed in this article includes a mandatory destination fee, but does NOT include any applicable taxes, or other fees.
Starting up front, the exterior styling of the all-new, eleventh-generation 2022 Honda Civic Sedan is a departure from the tenth-generation model it replaces. While the upper front grille still integrates into angular front headlamps, the front hood slopes downwards, leading to a more compact upper front grille design. This pays tribute to the seventh-generation Honda Civic, which was produced from 2000 (for the 2001 model year) until 2005. The lower front grille is still of a trapezoidal design, but is larger than the lower front grille of the tenth-generation Civic. The aluminum-alloy wheels now feature a more upscale design, and appear to take cues from Honda's luxury division, Acura. Looking at the side profile of the all-new Civic Sedan, the exterior design is certainly more evolutionary than revolutionary, bearing a resemblance to the tenth-generation Civic.
We don't have much information on the interior design of the all-new 2022 Civic, but we expect to see a larger, updated touchscreen infotainment system, and a slightly more upscale cabin. Honda has released design sketches of the all-new Civic's interior, and it looks as if both of those things are true, but we'll have to wait until the April 28th, 2021 reveal to see exactly how upscale the new Civic's interior is. For powertrain options, we expect to see a mostly-turbocharged engine lineup, though a naturally-aspirated unit could power base Civic Sedan models. A Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT) transmission is likely to be the sole transmission option on most Civic models, save for the upcoming Si and Type-R models, which will feature manual transmissions. Front Wheel Drive (FWD) is likely to be the sole drivetrain option on the new Civic, and we don't expect to see a Civic Hybrid model, as Honda already offers the Insight Hybrid, which is essentially a Civic Sedan with a gasoline/electric hybrid powertrain (that car may also soon receive either a mid-cycle refresh or full redesign, although we can't confirm this).
While Honda will only offer the all-new 2022 Civic as a four-door Sedan variant at launch, a Civic five-door Hatchback is likely to follow soon thereafter, as will both Si and Type-R performance models. We won't see a two-door 2022 Honda Civic Coupe, since the Brand discontinued that body style following the 2020 model year. Honda will likely continue to build the 2022 Civic in Greensburg, Indiana in the United States (U.S.A.), Alliston, Ontario, Canada, Yorii, Saitama, Japan, and Swindon, United Kingdom (U.K., Civic Type-R models ONLY). We expect 2022 Honda Civic pricing to range from around $20,000 for a base LX Sedan to over $40,000 for a Type-R Hatchback. Honda's compact Civic remains popular in North America, with 261,225 examples finding homes last year (2020). We'll have more coverage on the all-new 2022 Honda Civic when it makes its debut on April 28th, 2021, so stay tuned right here to DriveTribe for more information as it becomes available! What do you think of the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan so far? Let us know in the comments down below, and stay tuned right here for more information as it becomes available!