Honda is making ready to launch a brand new model of the Civic, its second-best-selling automotive in the US. It revealed a number of the visible adjustments it made to the mannequin by publishing a single photograph of it just a few weeks earlier than its unveiling.
Unsurprisingly, the 11th-generation Civic seems rather a lot just like the Civic Prototype launched in November 2020. Its entrance finish wears a purer, extra elegant design than the present mannequin’s with fewer angles and fewer traces. The grille will get smaller whereas the air dam within the decrease a part of the bumper grows in measurement. Have in mind the one photograph launched up to now reveals a range-topping Touring mannequin, and cheaper trim ranges will undoubtedly obtain a unique face.
It does not appear like the Civic Sedan’s general silhouette has modified considerably. Its roofline is nearer to a fastback’s than to the three field sedans Honda bought through the 2000s, although the rear home windows are bigger thanks partly to a flatter belt line. Whereas this seems like a small change, it makes a giant distinction to passengers driving within the again.
Honda calls the inside sporty and easy, however we’ll want to attend just a few weeks to learn the way it has developed. Peeking by way of the windshield reveals a touchscreen propped up on the dashboard, a structure additionally seen on the Civic Prototype unveiled in 2020. We’re anticipating a minimalistic design that is a serious departure from the present automotive.
Equally, technical specs stay beneath wraps, although Honda pledged the brand new Civic can be extra partaking to drive than any of its predecessors. Entry-level fashions will probably stick with it with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and we’re hoping to see the sporty Si return just a little later within the manufacturing run. As for the fire-breathing Sort R, we all know it is coming again, however it would once more be primarily based on the Hatchback, which hasn’t been unveiled but.
Entrance-wheel-drive will nonetheless be the one configuration provided. Honda has already dominated out making all-wheel-drive obtainable on the brand new Civic to offer winter warriors a substitute for the Subaru Impreza and the Mazda3.
Honda will launch extra details about the 11th-generation Civic (together with full specs and extra photographs) on April 28, 2021. Gross sales will begin within the coming months, and the brand new Civic Sedan will attain American showrooms this summer season as a 2022 mannequin. Its Hatchback counterpart will return earlier than the tip of 2021, and Honda confirmed the mannequin can be inbuilt Indiana, however it does not sound just like the sporty Civic Coupe will make a comeback.