After a lot of anticipation, Honda has taken the wraps off its 2022 Civic, in prototype guise.This new car was displayed on a video game streaming site, called Twitch, keeping in mind young buyers. The Civic is now in its 11th generation avatar, and undergoes a complete makeover, inside and out.
Sharp as a scalpel
The new Honda Civic look really sharp and stylish. The car continues to be wide and low, something a lot of Civic buyers have come to terms with. It looks very different from the current-generation model and loses out on its fastback-like rear. The look isn’t particularly aggressive, but it now gets smoother surfaces, like what you’ve seen on some German cars. The LED headlamps look like they’ve been pushed into their eye sockets and boasts of angular LED DRLs, flanked by a slender grille while the front bumper gets a big radiator grille. The air intakes sport C-shaped black accents.
Look at it from the side, and you’ll notice that there’s a strong character line that begins its journey from the fender and goes all the way to the wraparound LED tail lamps. Also take note of the kink in its window line towards the D-pillar. We like the smart-looking 19-inch, 10-spoke black alloys that come wrapped in Pirelli Pilot Super Sport tyres. At the rear too, it is less in-your-face now, with a mildly raised boot lip spoiler and gloss black accents bordering the exhaust tips.
Let’s have a look inside
Honda hasn’t really revealed the cabin in full, but the sketches provided give us some insight into what to expect in a sedan of its type. The design on the interior too, has a very simple approach to it, and has you picture the new Honda cars. It will feature a 9.0-inch touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard. Expect it to also come with a fully digital instrument display with a honeycomb mesh finish on the dashboard. The sketch reveals that there aren’t too many buttons either. We hope headroom improves in the upcoming Civic. The gear lever looks solid, and there’s an electronic parking brake too. Visibility out-front will be better too.
Look forward to features like multiple airbags, passive and active safety features and driver assistance systems. And as for the engines – we certainly hope to see some exciting petrol, naturally-aspirated ones on offer. Also, grab the latest info on the new cars, only at autoX.