The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback will be making its world debut next week but it seems that some individuals can’t wait that long to see how the vehicle will look like in the metal. Several images of the Civic Hatchback were leaked online giving us a glimpse of its rear as well as its interior.
2022 Honda Civic Hatchback leaked photo [civic11forum.com]
The leaked images of what could be the production version of the Civic Hatch were uploaded at civic11forum.com. From the looks of it, the hatch has a different rear-end design aside from the obvious sloping roofline. One of the leaked images shows that the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is fitted with a different set of taillights.
Instead of an L-shaped design, the Civic Hatch’s taillights will have a set of distinctive C-shaped taillights. You can also see that the hatch version has a more bulging tailgate due to the design of the character line. It also has a more rounded rear bumper to further highlight the vehicle’s hatchback body. The Civic Hatch also has dual exhaust pipes, and a diffuser.
Rear of the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan
The interior of the Civic Hatchback has also been leaked, and there are no significant changes as compared to the sedan version except for the cargo area. The cabin also comes with the same piano black trims, sunroof, leather seats, and door handle design. However, the Civic Hatchback appears to be integrated with a black headliner.
2022 Honda Civic Hatchback [civic11forum.com]
The hatch also appears to have the same dashboard layout as the one seen on the Civic Sedan, which features Honda’s new interior design philosophy dubbed ‘simplicity and something’. The said design concept integrates a clean interior layout so that drivers can get used to the cabin features almost instantaneously. Think of it as something like a less is more design approach.
Powertrain details have yet to be released by Honda but the Japanese automaker has already confirmed that the 2022 Civic Hatchback will be available with a six-speed manual transmission. As a review, the Sedan version has two engine options: a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter and a turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline. The 2.0-liter gasoline engine puts out 158 hp and 187 Nm of torque. The 1.5-liter turbocharged, on the other hand, generates 180 hp and 240 Nm.
The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback will be officially launched on June 23, at 6 p.m. PDT (June 24, at 9 a.m. in the Philippines) on the Honda Stage YouTube channel.
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Know more about Honda Civic 2021
Currently, the Honda Civic compact sedan is now in its 10th generation. It was first introduced back in April 2016, and currently it has three variants. Under the hood, the 10th-gen Civic for the Philippine market has two engine options. The Civic RS uses a 1.5-liter turbocharge inline-4 that can make up to 171 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque. The second engine option is a naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter inline-4 that can produce a maximum of 139 horsepower and 174 Nm of torque. All variants use a continuously variable transmission, which sends all power to the front wheels.