New 2022 Honda Civic prototype revealed in sedan form

Honda has revealed the next-generation Civic for the first time, showcasing a prototype of the sedan variant that will go on sale in the United States next year.

The 11th-generation of the family car will launch in sedan form, with the hatchback variant following later and a Civic Type R hot hatch also confirmed.

While the new Civic maintains several of the key styling elements of its predecessor it has a cleaner design influenced by the US-market Accord. It retains the low ride and bonnet of its predecessor, although Honda says designers extensively reworked the upper body by moving the A-pillars forward, to improve visibility. The wing mirrors have also been moved to the side doors.

The new Civic also has a reworked, smaller grille at the front, while the rear track has been widened. There are also new rear lights, while the saloon model shown by Honda also gains a new aerodynamic lip on the boot.

Honda has yet to release images of the interior, but it says the Civic has been given a more dramatic makeover with a ‘cleaner’ dashboard and a new 9-inch infotainment system.

Honda has yet to outline powertrains or technical specifications for the new machine. Automotive Daily’ exclusive partner Autocar understands that the forthcoming Type R will utilise a hybrid powertrain.

It’s expected that within Australia only the regular and Type R hatchbacks will be made available.

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