Honda has shown the upcoming, 11th-generation Honda Civic in near-production form ahead of its debut next year. 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 upright grille below the LED headlamps, elongated hood, sharp horizontal shoulder line, and the redesigned taillights lend to the continuity of the overall design and give a bold and aerodynamic look to the sedan. What's less certain is if the vehicle will come to the United Kingdom, and if so, whether its Type-R variant will join it.
It's thought the rest of the range will be hybrid, with Honda planning to electrify nearly its entire line-up by 2022. Has it been sanitized a little too much, or is this exactly what the Civic needed. Also, the bumper has been tweaked integrating the oval-shaped twin-exhaust tips.
Unlike the FC, the touchscreen infotainment screen (a nine-inch unit) and climate controls (with circular dials) - occupy opposing sides of the centre air vents, again, similar to the Accord.
Based on the Civic Prototype, what do you think of the all-new Civic's design? In its 11th generation, the Honda Civic has a completely new front design on the outside with a more emphatic grille and sleeker LED head lights. A new colour is also available: Solar Flare Pearl. The partially digital instrument cluster is also likely to give way for an all-digital display.
As far as safety, the Honda Civic has always been one of the safest options in the segment. The current 2020 model gets the brand's Honda Sensing suite of active safety equipment standard with every trim level.
Like we said, this is just a prototype.
During the 2022 Honda Civic unveil, the cabin was also previewed and the same sophisticated look has been taken inside where we see a new dashboard with a clean and uncluttered look to it.
Official pricing of the 2022 Honda Civic, meanwhile, will come even later.
A Honda spokesperson told CarAdvice: "For Australia, the Civic nameplate will continue as a core model in Honda's line-up with the next generation, however, the sedan bodystyle will be phased out locally when the current model reaches the end of its lifecycle towards the middle of next year". That's not including the hot Honda Civic Type R hatchback, which starts at $37,495 for 2021.