The long-awaited Honda Civic sedan for 2022 has finally arrived on the market. The new Civic will be released in the United States later this year, but the date for its arrival in India has yet to be determined. The new Civic would be introduced in China first, followed by Japan and the United States.
The 2022 Honda Civic appears to be almost identical to the Civic concept unveiled in November 2020. The sedan’s trademark styling of a broad and low stance is still there. It has a more mature appearance, with less body creases and a simpler aesthetic that is strongly inspired by the larger Accord.
A body-colored grille sits in front of large, horizontally mounted LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps). The new generation HR-V is greatly influenced by the front architecture. It has a new front bumper with a black fog lamp housing that is bigger. A broad shoulder line extends the length of the vehicle and merges with the wraparound taillights. Simple elongated vertically stacked LED taillamps, a new bumper, and a new tailgate can be seen at the back. The current model has a liftback design, while the latest model has a proper sedan-like back profile.
The new 2022 Honda Civic has a wheelbase of 2,735mm and measures 4,673mm long, 1,800mm high, and 1,414mm tall. The updated Civic is 32mm longer than the previous one, and the wheelbase has been extended by 35mm. The car’s diameter has been raised by 1mm, although its height has been decreased by 19mm. The boot room has been reduced from 500 to 419 litres.
The updated Honda Civic for 2022 has a smoother interior and much of the keys have been removed. The air conditioning, blinkers, multimedia, and mechanical handbrake are all regulated by the clear keys. Most multimedia features are now available on the floating screen, which is available in sizes ranging from 7 to 9 inches. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are supported by the infotainment system.
The new Civic Touring has a 10.2-inch entirely optical instrument console, while the other Civic models have a 7-inch display. It includes a portable charger for smartphones as well as a 12-speaker Bose sound system.
The Honda Sensing kit of driver assistance and protection comes standard on the new car. It has a front camera and eight radars to track pedestrians, bicycles, and other vehicles on the lane, which could help it do better in emergency autonomous braking situations. Adaptive cruise control and lane hold assist are standard on the sedan.
The 2022 Honda Civic also receives a new front airbag with a “donut” design that includes three layers of inflatable bags. When slipping through the airbag on contact, this is said to reduce the risk of reaching the head. The A-Coloum and side have been redesigned to properly withstand impacts, and the firm has also made improvements to the structure. It is believed that the roof now has a more rigid framework.
The front suspension on the new Civic is McPherson, with new low-friction joins and shock absorber bearings. It gets a multilink suspension with new bushings in the back to increase NVH speeds. The 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 160bhp at 6,500rpm and 186Nm of torque at 4,200rpm in the sedan.
The top-of-the-line models come with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 182bhp at 6,000rpm and 240Nm at 1,700rpm. Both engines have a CVT automatic transmission.