2022 Honda Civic Preview

Here's our first glimpse of the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan, which will arrive at dealerships in Late Spring 2021. Eventually, the lineup will expand to include new versions of the Civic hatchback, Civic Si and Civic Type R. The coupe remains on ice.

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Prototype Front View

Compared to the outgoing model, the styling on the 2022 Civic sedan appears more substantial and refined to our eyes. But it's also a more conservative design. The grille and rear deck are more upright, while the passenger compartment has moved rearward, giving the sedan a less racy roofline than before.

Honda's Civic prototype still looks plenty sporty with its orange bodywork and oversized black wheels skinned in low-profile rubber that perfectly fills the wheel wells. But in base trim, with smaller wheels, this 2022 Honda Civic Sedan might end up looking as conservative as a Volkswagen Jetta. For reference, based on 2019 data, owners of the outgoing Honda Civic rated the car's exterior styling as their favorite aspect of the car.

2022 Honda Civic Dashboard Interior Sketch

The interior of the 2022 Honda Civic appears to be a major upgrade no matter whom you're asking. Honda says the instrumentation is now completely digital, but the speedometer and tachometer are still familiar dials, even if the analog aspect of them is simulated.

More encouraging is the promise of a revamped infotainment system, which owners did not like about last year's Civic. There's a 9-inch touchscreen perched atop the dash with what appears to be a dedicated volume knob for the audio system.

Honda is offering few additional details about standard and optional features, but the company confirms that the 2022 Civic will include new advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and redesigned airbags.

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Prototype Rear View

Further, the automaker notes that the car's more rigid body structure will improve both crash safety and ride and handling characteristics. You can also expect the engines to offer more power and better fuel economy, though Honda hasn't shared any numbers, yet.

Honda will continue building the Civic sedan in North America at Honda's plants in Indiana and Ontario, Canada. Honda will also shift production of the hatchback to its Indiana plant. The outgoing version was assembled in the United Kingdom.

American Honda Motor Company is the source of the information in this article. It was accurate as of November 17, 2020, but may have changed since that date.