More Honda Civic Renderings Hit the Web

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

We showed you what the next-generation Honda Civic hatchback might look like, based on patent filings unearthed by one of our forums, yesterday, and now our corporate friends have the sedan renders.

And, well, the sedan version looks pretty much like the hatch is expected to, with the only real difference being a lower profile in the rear since there’s no hatchback.

There are slight differences, mainly in the rear, where the sedan’s taillamps sloped a bit less, and are more angular and more pronounced.

And that is about it.

Like with the hatch, it’s a more sedate, more “mature” look that drops the boy-racer/sport themes. It’s a look that’s clean at the risk of being boring, allowing Honda to try to snag more buyers. And there’s almost certainly room for Si modifications that give the car “flair.”

Check it all out here.

[Image: Honda]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Tankinbeans Tankinbeans on Sep 30, 2020

    Something about the front end looks disproportionate, squished vis-a-vis the rest of the car. Maybe my eye is playing tricks.

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    • Tankinbeans Tankinbeans on Sep 30, 2020

      @stuntmonkey Generally speaking, I can see where the renderings are of a fairly attractive vehicle. My preferences tend to skew toward the geometric (circa 2011 Jetta being a prime example). I would be interested to see this in the flesh. I guess I've gotten used to short and squat, whereas the hood on this drawing is long and low relative to the rest of the car while the trunk is high and tight.

  • Varezhka Varezhka on Oct 01, 2020

    Much improved from the current car. It’s not the most exciting design in the world and more like a shrunken Accord than anything, but this is Civic afterall. I think this is exactly what this car needed. Now if then can keep at least one good trim level with an MT, all is good.

    • Sgeffe Sgeffe on Oct 01, 2020

      Agreed. Somewhere there’s leaked pics of the dash rendering. It’s almost identical to the current Accord.

  • Slavuta Slavuta on Oct 01, 2020

    what is it now, Jetta?

  • INeon INeon on Oct 01, 2020

    Is it reductive— or on-brand— for one to immediately dismiss the tuning fork design theme? Honda fancy themselves an engineering company, what with the calipers and tuning forks— but I’m just going to call this one: Stick the fork in(not on) this pig. She done.