Honda provides a glimpse of its 2022 Civic Hatchback | Automobile Information
The Civic hatchback will function a extra streamlined profile than the extra upright stance that always characterizes this physique kind. This interprets into sleeker styling, however it will probably additionally come on the expense of cargo house. We’ll see what occurs on that entrance as soon as the mannequin is launched.
The 2022 Civic is constructed on a stiffer model of the present Civic platform. Based on Honda, enhancements in physique and chassis stiffness (torsional rigidity bettered by 8 p.c, bending rigidity improved by 13 p.c) have resulted in improved experience and dealing with, in addition to lowered ranges of noise, vibration and harshness.
We’ll be capable to verify that subsequent Monday in our evaluation of the sedan.
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As for the engines that can serve the 5-door model, Honda did not reveal something, simply because it did when it first offered the sedan. Since that Civic, we now know, is protecting its mechanics from the outgoing mannequin, we are able to anticipate the identical from the hatchback – though we gained’t make certain till Honda says so. The corporate’s 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque) will nearly certainly be within the combine. We’ll see if it will be accompanied by the present base 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, or one other mill.
Right here’s one factor we do know already: the hatchback will nonetheless be out there with a 6-speed handbook transmission, although that’s sadly not out there with the sedan for 2022.
As soon as the hatchback variant is rolled out in two weeks, that can go away solely the sporty Si and Sort R variations nonetheless to be launched to finish the subsequent Civic lineup.
The 2022 Civic Hatchback shall be assembled at Honda’s Greensburg, Indiana plant, which is the primary time the Hatchback is definitely constructed on American soil. The sedan, after all, remains to be inbuilt Canada, at Honda’s plant in Alliston, Ontario.