The 2022 Honda Civic could look better than we hoped
It looks like Honda might pull a "Honey, I shrunk the Accord!" move with its next Civic if these renderings are anything to go by.
Although Honda is yet to officially unveil it's next iteration of its famed Civic, the eleventh-generation model which is set to debut for the 2022 model year, the internet was able to get it's first idea of what it may look like courtesy of some leaked patent images seen on the Civic XI Forums.
Now, though, we've been able to get an even better look at what shape it will likely take as Brazilian freelance designer KDesign AG has whipped up some renderings of what it will most likely look like in both hatch and sedan forms – Honda has confirmed the US-market coupe will be dropped when this next-gen model comes along.
If these renderings are indeed anything to go by – and if the leaked patent images are legit, they should be pretty accurate – this eleventh-gen model looks like rather a classy thing compared to the model it will replace.
Even in its regular, non-sporty form the sedan looks rather handsome in these renderings, with items such as the headlight, grille, and rear side-window design all taking clear cues from the current Honda Accord, which I personally find a rather attractive thing as well.
In sporty Si form it should look even better though, with designer Kleber Silva imagining it will boast a range of black accents, a more aggressive lower front grille design, a decently sized wing on the sedan, and a central exhaust outlet.
As for the Civic hatch, while its fascia will obviously remain largely the same as that of the sedan, it looks to be a clear evolution of the current model's downswept rear hatch design according to both the patent images and KDesign AG's renderings.
It'll be interesting to see just how accurate these renderings may turn out to be when Honda does eventually release the eleventh Civic iteration unto the world, but I'd say based off the patent images they ought to be pretty accurate.
Now I reckon that's a good thing, as I think this new Civic ought to be a very good-looking thing that's nicely classed-up compared to the outgoing model, but you'll have to let me know what you think...