Honda refines powertrain, enhances tech on ’22 Civic


LOS ANGELES — Honda’s latest, redesigned Civic is a careful evolution of the popular compact sedan with more mature exterior styling, a simplified interior with enhanced tech, more premium materials at key touchpoints and drivetrain refinements in line with the evolutionary theme.

The 2022 Civic sedan will go on sale this summer with styling that accentuates its sporting nature — an elongated hood, low beltline and door-mounted side mirrors to improve visibility and maintain clean styling, Honda said Wednesday.

The redesign is aimed at maintaining a corner stone of Honda’s U.S. and Canadian lineups and a key entry point to the brand, even as younger buyers embrace crossovers and Canadian and U.S. car sales continue to fall.

Civic is Honda’s longest-running automotive nameplate and the best-selling car in Canada for 23 consecutive years. Canadians purchasing more than 2.2 million Civics since 1973, the automaker says. Civic is also the No. 1 selling model in North America – car or light truck – with first-time buyers, Millennials, Gen Z and multicultural customers, since the launch of the tenth-generation model in 2015, Honda said.

Pricing is expected to be released closer to the sales launch.

The Civic is the first of Honda’s redesigned models to feature a simplified interior that minimizes clutter and driver distractions while providing easy access to controls for infotainment, climate and other functions.

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