11th-gen 2022 Honda Civic prototype debuts with sleek, mature styling

Updated Nov 20, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Civic is all grown up.

The prototype model of the next-gen 2022 Civic has been virtually revealed by Honda. At first glance, you’ll instantly notice that the 11th-generation Civic prototype comes with sleek and mature styling. It veered away from the aggressive exterior styling seen on the 10th-gen model. As such, it seems that Honda is giving us a hint that the Civic is now coming to maturity and ready to take a step forward.

The Honda Civic is all grown up

The prototype model you’re seeing now could most likely be the final production version of the 2022 Civic. At launch, the Japanese automaker said that the all-new Honda Civic lineup will be launched in the second quarter of 2021.

Depending on the market, Honda will launch the Civic Sedan followed by the Civic Hatchback, the Civic Si, and the Civic Type R.  

Exterior

The 2022 Honda Civic comes with a low, sporty stance along with sharp character lines and a more composed design concept. The front end of the 11th-generation model prototype comes with a confident demeanor that’s highlighted by the sweptback headlights, mesh grille, and angular bumper.

2022 Honda Civic Prototype front

The front end of the 2022 Honda Civic prototype

The black C-shaped trim on the bumper definitely gives the Civic extra style points. In comparison to the 10th-gen model, the Civic prototype’s front end design comes with a more subtle look yet it comes with a more well put concept.

2022 Honda Civic Prototype front side profile shot

The Civic comes with neat character lines

The commanding presence of the Honda Civic can also be seen at its side profile. It comes with a low beltline as well as a sharp character line that runs from the front fender to the taillights. The 2022 Civic prototype is also fitted with blacked-out wheels that come with a rather simple design.

But that’s not a problem since it complemented the overall styling of the Civic. It even looks good with the prototype’s exterior color dubbed Solar Flare Pearl. Another thing worth noting is that Honda designers relocated the Civic’s side mirrors and placed them to the door. This was made in order to give the driver a clearer view.   

2022 Honda Civic Prototype rear profile shot

The 2022 Honda Civic comes with a low, composed stance

Similar to its front end, the rear of the 11th-gen Civic prototype comes with a toned-down look. There are no traces of the sharp and aggressive rear styling of the 10th-gen model to the shown prototype. Instead, Honda’s compact sedan is fitted with large blacked-out taillights that come with an L-shape cluster, which is sort of like an oversized version of the one fitted on the Lexus ES.

Moreover, the 2022 Civic prototype comes with a trunk-lid spoiler, dual exhaust pipes, and a shark fin antenna. The bumper, on the other hand, is also integrated with reflector lights.

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Interior

The interior of the 2022 Honda Civic prototype comes with a straightforward layout. It looks sleeker and organized as compared to the outgoing model. The design of the dashboard comes with a clutter-free finish, which gives the driver and the front passenger a calmer cabin feel.

2022 Honda Civic Prototype interior shot

The 2022 Honda Civic will have a straightforward dashboard layout

You can also see that the Civic will have a new steering wheel design that comes with refreshed mounted controls. The infotainment system is also going to be revamped as the rendered image suggests that it will now be a 9-inch floating type touchscreen.

The design changes continue to be seen at the infotainment cluster, which now comes simpler. The rendered image of the 2022 Civic prototype’s interior also shows a redesigned door panel, door handle, and climate control layout. 

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Technology & Safety

Honda says the 11th-gen Civic will be equipped with an upgraded suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies. The said compact sedan will also come with multiple new airbag designs.

2022 Honda Civic Prototype rear shot

Look at that sleek rear design

The Japanese automaker added that the 2022 Civic comes with an advanced new version of Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure with both improved occupant and pedestrian collision protection.  

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Engine & Drivetrain

Honda has yet to release the powertrain details of the 11th-gen Civic. Of note, the one you’re seeing now is just the prototype version of the next-gen Civic. As such, the final production model could be slightly different from the vehicle you’re seeing now. But, it seems that Honda is already dead set with the Civic’s new look. Indeed, the Honda Civic is all grown up. 

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Know more about Honda Civic 2021

Honda Civic

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.

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