Honda Civic Prototype Revealed, Looks Like Honda Accord

Honda Civic Prototype

It is reported that the worldwide debut of the production-spec 2021 Honda Civic will take place in the first half of the year. The 11th-generation Civic will come with a low and wide stance, low beltline, clean detailing, and an open and airy cabin. The company has offered hybrid versions in years past as well, though for the previous generation Honda moved the hybrid model that used the basic Civic design to its own nameplate, Insight.

Honda has unveiled the next-gen 2022 Civic sedan. According to designers, the overall theme is meant to mimic the simplistic layout of the all-electric Honda E's interior. Honda chose to give the world a first look at the new Civic on video game streaming site Twitch to establish a connect with a younger audience, which it believes is the target customer for the Civic.

Based on the Civic Prototype, what do you think of the all-new Civic's design?

The interior, shown only as a sketch, features a simple, horizontal dashboard inspired by early Civics that has a digital instrument cluster, tablet-style infotainment system and a strip of honeycomb trim meant to better hide the air vents. But in keeping with past Civic designs, the auto has been given plenty of window in order to maintain an open feeling within the cabin.

At the back, too, the new Civic's styling is far simpler compared to the current Civic.

Honda Civic Prototype

The new-generation Civic will be introduced for the global markets in the first half of 2021 and will be followed later by the Type-R, hatchback and Si versions of the model.

That said, I do like the subtle integrated boot spoiler.

The all-new Honda Civic 2020 prototype comes with 19-inch black wheels, which complement the Solar Flare Pearl body colour of the auto. The vehicle will have a 9 inch touchscreen infotainment unit, instead of the 7 inch unit that is in the current generation one.

Inside, the new Civic will have its first fully-digital gauge cluster as standard equipment. Even as automakers, including Honda, unveil more crossover SUVs and some even drop sedan models altogether, the Civic remains crucial to Honda's success. A honeycomb mesh design stretches the width of the facia, helping hide the air vents. While the company isn't keen to share specifics yet, Honda says the new Civic will have "multiple new active and passive safety systems", which includes upgrades to the lauded Honda Sensing suite.

Come late spring 2021 (May), the Civic sedan will get launched in the United States of America, followed by the hatchback, performance-focused Civic Si, and finally the high-performance Type R.



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