Honda releases 'best Civic ever'
Japanese automaker Honda has revealed the 11th generation of its longest running nameplate.
Touted as the “best Civic ever,” Honda claimed that the 2022 Honda Civic is the “most fun-to-drive and technologically advanced Civic sedan in the model’s nearly 50-year history.”
Powering the all-new model is either a 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC in-line four-cylinder or a 1.5-liter version with turbocharger. These are all paired to CVT (with paddle shifters for the performance lines). The powertrain produces a maximum output of 158hp on the lower trims (two-liter engine) and 180hp on the upper varieties (turbocharged 1.5).
The Sport and Touring line offer the same three drive modes (Econ, Normal, Sport).
The 11th-gen Civic is 4,674mm long, 1,145mm tall, and 1,801mm wide with a 2,736mm wheelbase. The cargo volume is up to 111 gallons of space (108 gallons for the top-tier offer).
The latest Civic sports a “thin and light” body design as shown on the low hood and front fenders, and a low horizontal beltline.
On the inside, vehicle occupants are greeted by an uncluttered cabin design found on the early generations of Civic with the new model’s interior features exceptional visibility, intuitive ergonomics, extraordinary passenger volume and driver-focused technology.
For its infotainment system of the all-new Honda Civic also has a seven-inch color touchscreen with volume and tuning knobs or the nine-inch HD color touchscreen with volume knob, customizable feature settings and smart shortcuts (touring variant).
The top-spec infotainment system is matched with a Bose Premium Sound System with 12 speakers, including subwoofer.
Safety features such as Honda Sensing, Advanced Compatibility EngineeringTM (ACETM) Body Structure, 10 airbags (including next-generation dual front airbags) are common throughout the four offerings.
The Civic sedan will be available in eight exterior colors, three of which are new: Meteorite Gray Metallic, Sonic Gray Pearl and all-new Civic-exclusive Morning Mist Blue Metallic.
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