2022 Honda Civic Redesign: All-New Civic Spied First Look
Last year, we learned that Honda would complete the production of the Honda Civic hatchback in England in 2021, and production would move to North America for the next generation.
This means that we may only be a few years away from the new models being revealed.
It seems increasingly possible now that the 2022 generation Honda Civic Type R has been captured by one of our spy photographers.
It maintains several Type R basics of the current model. It has a very wide bodywork, black mesh grille, aggressive front fascia, and of course a giant rear wing. But there are some big changes too.
The body looks lower and longer. The hatch has softer offspring to a fat deck and loses a split rear window. All of these gestures give a bit of a coupe-like appearance.
The surface of the car is also cleaner, and the rear bumper looks pretty much without fake ventilation, although there are provisions for the middle exhaust tip.
Back to the front, the headlights look lower and don’t sweep back, but they still have an LED arrangement similar to today’s cars.
We hope that the new Civic will in the end look a little more tormented than its predecessor, although because of camouflage it is difficult to know whether it sports smoother lines or not. The proportions do look a little lower and wider in these photos.
2022 Honda Civic News
The Honda Civic Type R barely gets stale, but it seems Honda is already working on the next version of extreme hot hatchbacks.
These spy photos show a Civic prototype that has clear wings and aggressive wheels and tires of Type R.
And, ignoring the surly camouflage that seeks to make the front end look like a BMW-Esque, this seems to be our first glance at all the new-11th generation Civic that will start arriving later this year.
Honda tends to switch between revolution and evolution for successive Civic generations, so because the 10th generation model is a wise-looking departure, we don’t think the 11th generation will shake the boat too much in terms of design.
Although we saw this Type R model before other new Civic versions, we suspect that more information will be released soon about the lower Civic.
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When Honda didn’t want to do it, the company might show a “concept” version of the Civic that was a hidden production car. The new Civic 2021 sedan and coupe can arrive soon after this fall if everything stays on track.
Since the yellow Type R Special Edition model has been designated as the 2021 model, we might not see a new hatch until next year when it arrives as the 2022 model.
The Civic has been around since 2015, so this new model is on schedule. We’re used to seeing normal Civic sedans and coupes before high-performance variants are formed, but it seems that Honda is reversing the script this time.
The shape of the new Type R hatchback doesn’t seem to be much different, but the re-shaped headlights and taillights give it a new model.
We can also see that the interior looks very different, with a new steering wheel design and tablet-style infotainment display that stands out from the dashboard.
2022 Honda Civic Interior
We also get a glimpse of the interior. Now there is a screen sticking out of the dashboard. It doesn’t look integrated with the car now.
If that means we finally get newer and better infotainment from Honda like that on the Accord, it will be in vain.
Also, there are still volume buttons, and they look bigger than they are on the current model. We can also see the trademark red chairs produce returns.
We also look inside. Both the steering wheel and dashboard designs are new, with designers choosing separate screens mounted at the top of the middle stack for infotainment instead of integrated units as in the current generation.
2022 Honda Civic Exterior
Looking closely, it seems that Type R will continue to be the front-wheel drive. We can see a little rear suspension and the mounting point, and we don’t see evidence or rear drive axle.
The muffler also seems to flow to the middle, where the rear driveshaft must be traversed. Although we cannot see the actual width of the tire, this car’s tire looks wider than the 245-mm tire on the 2020 car.
We hope the car will continue to be turbocharged, but it is difficult to say with certainty whether to use the latest version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, or a completely new design and displacement.
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The proportion of the new Civic Type R looks similar to the current generation, although the shape like the current car slice seems to have softened for the new one. The rear wing also looks smaller, giving the car a more mature look.
New lights on both ends and there is a hole in the center of the rear fascia that is likely to be fitted to the exhaust tip, like in today’s cars. The single exhaust tip seen on this prototype is only a temporary unit.
2022 Honda Civic Engine
It is unclear what mechanical mod is planned, but we can expect the current 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 version to be located under the hood of this prototype, perhaps with more than 306 horsepower at present and 295 pound-feet of torque.
The 6-speed manual and front-wheel drive are likely to become standard on the new Civic Type R, and some form of electrification is also possible.
With the current production of the Honda Civic hatchback in England in 2021, we would expect the next generation of cars to be displayed at the same time, then the 2022 model year.
Further supporting this timeline is that the current generation of Civic will be five years old, which has been introduced for the 2016 model. That will make it one of the older cars in this segment, and it’s ready to be replaced.
2022 Honda Civic Price and Release Date
Once again the car is expected to be offered in the Civic hatchback body style only. This time, the production of the Civic hatch will move from its current home in the UK to North America, which means the next Civic Type R will almost certainly be sourced locally.
The Step is scheduled for 2021. At a price that is still a rumor is MSRP: $ 37,995. This is still not certain because there is no official info from Honda. We will continue to update information on the 2022 Honda Civic on this website.