At last, the 11th generation of the Honda Civic finally broke its cover in the US. Compared to all its previous generation the 2022 Honda Civic has a more grown-up look, supports a longer wheelbase and a more sporty character.
So, let’s take a brief look at the 11th gen Honda’s most priced car without wasting any more time!
What’s new on the Outside?
- Taking cues for older generations the 2022 Honda Civic has adopted a three-box design.
- By looking at it one can easily spot that the new-gen Civic supports a more streamlined body with sharp creases all over its massive body.
- It also gets a new elongated nose, weirdly shaped taillamps, and headlamps placed under its nose.
- The ORVMs have also been relocated and now sit much closer to the doors compared to the last-gen model.
What’s new on the Inside?
- Stepping inside, we get to see a 7.0-inch fully digital instrument cluster borrowed from the Honda Accord.
- There also sits a massive 10.2-inch LCD. While a nine-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system graces the centre console.
- We can also notice a plethora of physical buttons and knobs, a multifunctional steering wheel, a couple of USB sockets, an electronic parking brake and a honeycomb pattern design on the centre console.
- It will also be the first car to feature a premium 12 speaker Bose sound system.
Anything new in terms of power and safety?
- The American spec will offer two engines- 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol unit.
- These units generate 160hp and 187Nm of torque and 182hp and 240Nm respectively.
- Transmission options include a standard CVT gearbox.
- In terms of safety, the driver side gets a special doughnut-shaped structure to help better cradle the head and reduce rotation.
- While the passenger side has a three-chamber design structure.
- Other common features include- lane assist, false start assist, braking control etc…
- Not too long ago, Honda has to stop the production of the Civic and the CR-V due to less demand.
- Looking at the current market situation and the competitive pricing it is difficult to say whether the Japanese will dare to launch the 11th gen Civic in India or not?
- If launched it will have to lock its horns with its sole competitor, The Hyundai Elantra.