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The 2022 Honda Civic prototype was revealed online, getting a sporty and sophisticated new styling, upgraded body and chassis, and advanced technology.

19 Nov 2020 | International News : U.S.A.

Honda gave the world its first glimpse of the all new 2022 Civic on Twitch. The new Civic, shown in prototype form in a striking new colour, Solar Flare Pearl, showcases a fresh, sporty and upscale new look for Honda's iconic and immensely popular Civic.

The 11th generation Civic draws inspiration from timeless elements of Honda design, including a low and wide stance, low beltline, clean and sophisticated detailing, and an open and airy cabin.

With the 2022 Civic prototype set to be built on a new chassis, it is set to be even more dynamic to drive and safer than ever before
The prototype model presages the arrival of an all new Civic lineup, beginning late spring 2021, with the launch of the Civic Sedan followed by the sporty and personal Civic Hatchback, performance-focused Civic Si, and the ultimate high-performance Civic, the Type R.

The 11th generation Civic will build on that appeal with an even sportier, fun-to-drive new chassis, more powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains, multiple new Civic-first features and technologies, and further advances in active and passive safety features and performance.

In redesigning the Civic, stylists and engineers revisited timeless design concepts of past Civics, focusing on Honda's essential and human-centered 'Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum' (M/M) philosophy, where the purpose of technology and design is to serve the needs of the driver and passengers.

The design team started with the fundamentals, imbuing the new Civic with a dynamic shape and sporty stance. It carries forward the low centre of gravity package of the 10th generation model, including its low overall height and low hip point.

The 2022 Civic prototype retained the Civic design ethos of 'thin and light' while simultaneously getting a clean and sophisticated new look
Designers applied the classic Civic design ethos of 'thin and light' body design with a low hood and front fenders, and a low horizontal beltline that grounds the body, accentuating the wheels and tyres, and enabling an expansive and airy greenhouse with exceptional outward visibility.

In executing its concept, designers also made substantial changes to the Civic's upper body design to maximise visibility for the driver and passengers, including moving the front roof pillars rearward relative to the driver, to place them more in the visual periphery, and relocating the side mirrors to the doors for a clearer view through the front side windows.

The new face of the Civic features a clean and sophisticated look, emphasising a low and wide stature with strong horizontal elements, including offsetting the upright grille below the head lights. In profile, the Civic's greenhouse is moved rearward on the body, elongating the hood for a more premium side view.

The sharp horizontal shoulder, or C-line, carves a gentle arc from the front fender to the taillights, lending continuity to the overall design, while the upswept R-line carries through the rear fenders to the rear reflectors, adding a feeling of motion even when standing still.

Compared to previous generations of the Civic, the 2022 Civic prototype adopts clean lines and less clutter for its interior and instrument panel
In the rear, the wider track of the Civic is complemented by new taillights that emphasise width and on-road stability, and a playfully upswept yet aerodynamically-efficient trailing edge to the trunk lid.

In similar fashion, the all new Civic will get a dramatic interior makeover as it reimagines the clean and uncluttered lines of earlier generations of the Civic, and advances essential Civic M/M values of outstanding ergonomics and exceptional visibility, all while incorporating modern design elements and technology.

The instrument panel is free of visual clutter, minimising cut lines and breaks to give drivers a clean and clear view of the road ahead, with the door top and dash line blending harmoniously. Stretching the width of the dash is a honeycomb mesh accent, which serves not only as a design element, but also conceals the visually busy air vents.

The 11th generation will also introduce multiple new Civic-first technologies, including an all-digital driver's meter cluster and a new 9.0-inch full-HD Display Audio touchscreen mounted atop the low-set instrument panel.

True to its mission of advancing small-car safety performance, the 11th generation Civic will introduce multiple new active and passive safety systems, including an upgraded suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies, and multiple new airbag designs.

Furthermore, the new Civic comes with an advanced new version of Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure with both improved occupant and pedestrian collision protection. The new, more rigid body structure also contributes to further advances in the Civic's driving refinement, ride quality and sporty handling.

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