After all the waiting the 11th gen Honda Civic is finally here!
Since Honda revealed a prototype and not a production model, they haven’t released the full specs and details, but there’s still a lot to be excited about.
Here are the 8 things you need to know about the 2022 Honda Civic.
1) There will be a new Type R
There will be 4 different models of the Civic for customers to choose from. The Civic Sedan, Hatchback, Si, and most importantly the Type R.
Honda hasn’t released any details on the Type R yet but there have been rumors that it could use hybrid technology.
2) There won’t be a Civic Coupe
While the Type R lives on in the Civic lineup, the Civic coupe will be coming to an end.
Honda has said that slows sales in the coupe are the reason for them dropping it from the lineup. Partly because of how popular the Civic hatchback has become.
3) The Civic Hatchback will be built in the United States
For the first time the Civic hatchback will be manufactured in the United States at Honda’s Greensburg, Indiana plant.
It continues the Civic’s history of being manufactured in North America along with the Civic sedan that’s built in Alliston, Ontario, Canada.
4) The Civic will have new active and passive safety systems
The 11th-gen Civic will come with multiple new active and passive safety systems to improve driver and passenger safety.
The Civic will have an upgraded suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies, and multiple new airbag designs.
There will also be an advanced new version of Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure with both improved occupant and pedestrian collision protection.
5) There will be a full digital dashboard
For the first time ever the Civic will come with a full digital dashboard.
The digital instrument cluster is designed to remove clutter and give the driver a clean and clear view of the road.
There will also be a brand new 9 inch touchscreen that’s mounted on top of the low-set instrument panel.
It looks like there are some dials though, but it looks almost entirely digital. The good news is that there looks to be a volume knob on the infotainment screen.
6) It has a new color - Solar Flare Pearl
To celebrate the 11th-gen Civic’s premiere, Honda revealed it in a brand new color, Solar Flare Pearl.
According to Honda it “ showcases a fresh, sporty and upscale new look” for the new Civic.
Since Honda debuted the car in this color it’s likely we’ll see something like it on the production model, but it’s not confirmed.
7) Honda changed the body to improve visibility
With the new Civic Honda made changes to the Civic’s body design to improve visibility for the driver.
Honda’s design team moved the front roof pillars rearward relative to the driver, to place them more in the visual periphery. They also relocated the side mirrors to the doors for a clearer view through the front side windows.
8) The air vents are hidden under a honeycomb mesh
One thing you’ll notice about the Civic’s interior is that the air vents are hidden under a honeycomb mesh accent. It stretches across the dashboard and it follows Honda’s new “Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum” (M/M) design philosophy
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