Honda held the world premiere of the all-new Civic Hatchback yesterday in Japan, which is scheduled to go on sale in selected markets later this year.
However, the news that got a lot of people excited was the announcement that the all-new Honda Civic Type R will is slated to be unveiled next year.
Civic Hybrid too
Besides the Civic Type R, Honda also announced plans to begin sales of the hybrid version of the all-new Civic in 2022, which is equipped with the e:HEV, Honda’s original 2-motor hybrid system.
Coming back to the Civic Hatchback, Honda unveiled the exterior and interior designs of the all-new Civic Hatchback and announced advancements made to the vehicle’s dynamic performance yesterday.
Back to the Civic Hatchback
Like the outgoing Civic, two 4-cylinder engines will be available for the 2022 model: A naturally aspirated 2.0-liter or a turbocharged 1.5-litre.
Both are paired with an updated continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) uniquely tuned for each engine.
As for the transmission, the all-new Civic Hatchback offers the choice of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or 6-speed manual transmission (6MT).
Latest Honda Sensing
The all-new Civic Hatchback also features the latest Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies equipped with a front wide view camera and a high-speed image processing chip.
Including the addition of Traffic Jam Assist, Honda Sensing functions were further advanced and enhanced compared to those included for the previous generation Civic.
Moreover, to assist safer driving, an available Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB) provides excellent long-range visibility at night without excessive glaring in the eyes of the drivers of oncoming vehicles, was adopted for the first time for any Honda model.
On the exterior, LED lighting is used extensively, including the wide-set headlights, daytime running lights, parking lights, and available fog lights.
Inside, the pulled-back A-pillars, low hood, flat dashboard and hidden windshield wipers enable a windshield with clearly defined corners for a panoramic view.
Further improving visibility is the top of the Civic’s instrument panel, which has been designed with minimum cutlines to reduce windshield reflections and visual distractions.
A striking metal honeycomb mesh accent stretches from door to door across the dash.
All Civic trims benefit from a new front seat design. Using Honda’s Body Stabilizing Seat approach, the new-generation seat frame firmly holds the body, enhancing comfort on long drives.
The new touchscreen is the largest ever in any Honda-brand vehicle, and features a physical volume knob, large, easy-to-recognize icons, and a simplified navigation structure with fewer embedded menus. On the left are hard buttons for Home and Back functions.
That being said, here are all the highlights of the all-new Civic Hatchback:
- All-new simple, clean exterior and interior styling
- Civic first all-digital LCD instrument display
- Standard new 7-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto™ integration
- Available new HD 9-inch color touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto™ integration
- Civic-first Bose premium sound system with 12 speakers
- Qi-compatible wireless charging
- Enhanced architecture and stronger body
- More powerful and fuel-efficient 1.5-liter turbo engine
- Updated suspension and steering tuning for improved handling and ride
- Groundbreaking new front airbags designed to reduce traumatic brain and neck injuries
- Civic-first rear seat side airbags
- Updated Honda Sensing system with new front wide-view camera, plus new Traffic Jam Assist and Low Speed Braking Control