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The 2022 model will take the Civic into its 11th generation with bold new exterior styling and a dramatic makeover of the cabin.
The new styling seems to be taking its design cues from its larger sibling the Accord, but still manages to retain its low, wide stance and compact sportiness. The A-pillar has been moved back towards the driver with the wing mirrors now being mounted to the doors allowing better all-round visibility.
The cabin gains from larger windows all around while still managing to keep the belt line low that is accentuated by a new elongated hood that adds to the sporty lines. The new wider stance is highlighted at the rear with then inclusion of newly designed taillights and an upturned edge to the trunk lid that adds to the athletic look of the Civic.
The cabin benefits for a major redesign but still manages to retain the uncluttered and minimalistic lines while ensuring everything is still close to hand.
A new digital drivers instrument cluster has been added as well as a new 9-inch HD infotainment touch-screen display that sits high on top of the instrument panel.
The new Civic will benefit from an upgraded version of Honda Sensing suite that will include new driver assist and safety features. The body structure has also been improved that includes an updated version of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) that will offer better protection for pedestrians and occupants in the event of a collision. The new more rigid body also improves ride quality as well as the sporty handling characteristics.
The new 2022 Civic is due for release in the later part of 2021 starting with the sedan and closely followed by the hatchback and performance trim Si. The good news is that the high-performance Civic Type R is being retained but will only be offered as a four-door sedan as Honda have dropped the two-door hatch from the Civic line-up.
All Honda Civic sedans will continue to be built in Alliston, Ontario and all hatchbacks will now be built at the Greensburg, plant in Indiana – the first time that a Civic hatchback has been built in North America.
The outgoing 10th generation Civic has sold more than 300,000 units in Canada since its 2015 introduction with more than 2.2 million overall Canadian sales since its introduction in 1973.