11th Generation 2022 Honda Civic breaks cover
Honda's mid-size sedan, the Civic, has stepped into its 11th generation avatar. Featuring a more mature and minimalist look, it is based on an updated and more rigid platform while retaining the previous generation's 2-litre 155bhp naturally aspirated and 1.5-litre 177bhp turbo-petrol engines. Here’s all you need to know about the new 11th gen Honda Civic
2022 Honda Civic Design
Honda has gone for the minimalist and grown up route for the styling of the new Civic. In comparison to the last generation, the new Civic has fewer body creases and gone is the sharp front and rear fascias. Up front, it has a smaller grille which is flanked by sleeker LED headlights with angular DRLs. The bumper houses a bigger radiator and C-shaped fog light housing. At the sides, the new Civic gets a prominent shoulder line and a traditional sedan-like three-box design, unlike the previous model which had a sloping roofline for a four-door coupe look. At the rear, the new Civic gets horizontal LED tail lights omitting the outgoing models crab-claw like design units. There's also a boot lid spoiler and an oval exhaust tip. Sportier variants get blacked out trim highlights and 18-inch alloy wheels.
2022 Honda Civic Interior
The simple and traditional theme continues on the inside. The most unique aspect of the interior is the full-width honeycomb pattern strip present at the middle which cleverly hides the air-con vents. Below it lies the ventilation control panel with a combination of physical knobs and digital screens. At the centre of the dashboard stands an infotainment screen — 7-inch or 9-inch depending on the variant — with Honda's signature volume knob. Among other features the infotainment screen comes bundled with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Lower variants of the new Civic come with an analogue instrument cluster while the higher Touring model gets a 12-inch digital drivers display. The Touring trim also adds in a 12-speaker Bose Premium Surround Sound System. On the safety front, the new Civic comes equipped with 10 airbags and Honda's Active Sensing driver assistance which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Auto Emergency Braking Control. It also gets ABS and Traction Control as standard.
2022 Honda Civic engine and platform
The new Honda Civic gets a pair of petrol engines. The first one is a 2-litre naturally aspirated unit which makes 155bhp and 187Nm torque. The second engine available is the more potent 1.5-litre turbo-petrol which develops 177bhp and 240Nm torque. Both the units are mated to a CVT transmission as standard. The new Civic doesn't get a manual option in any variant.
The new Civic is underpinned by an updated platform which Honda says is more rigid than ever. Apart from growing 36mm in length, the new Civic has also received a wider rear track to aid stability. To improve fuel economy figures, there are new low-friction front and rear wheel bearings which reduce rolling resistance.
The 10th generation Honda Civic was discontinued in India last year due to low demand and high pricing. So it remains to be seen now whether Honda will bring back the new Civic to Indian shores, as it has become a more stronger case now with updates and changes against competitors like the Hyundai Elantra and the Skoda Octavia in the Indian market.