2022 Honda Civic Hatchback May Come With Spoiler

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
2022 honda civic hatchback i may i come with spoiler

A 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback test mule was spotted in Columbus, Ohio, sporting some of the most unnecessarily aggressive automotive camouflage in recent memory. But the thick black cladding wasn’t enough to mask what the 11th Gen Civic Forum immediately identified as a rear spoiler.

Historically, most of Honda’s design previews have been so close to the finished product that most of us don’t even bother referencing them as concept vehicles anymore. They’re akin to a final draft with a few embellishments that are likely to be toned down before anything hits the assembly line. But the 11th-generation Civic Sedan Concept came out looking like a Honda’s attempt at building the Volkswagen Jetta, leaving the manufacturer with a shortage of radical design cues to scale back.

Of course, the more mature styling of the next-generation Civic doesn’t prohibit Honda from building versions that appeal to the children trapped inside our dour, adult exteriors. Type R and Si variants are a guarantee and the manufacturer has already been bragging about how the 2022 model year comes with a stiffer chassis, upgraded suspension options, and an available manual transmission for people interested in exercising their fine motor skills during the daily commute.

A spoiler seems as though it would slot in there rather nicely and the one we’re seeing in the spy shots is tasteful enough to make it onto the most vanilla versions of the hatchback without causing offense. It might even be too subtle if the hatch in question happens to be a performance model. We didn’t exactly expect Honda to go full Plymouth Superbird with the new Civic. But your author feels the subtle spoiler featured in the spy images and sedan doesn’t even surpass what was offered on the Oldsmobile Intrigue — may the earth lay lightly on its steel — in terms of how many thumbs up it’s likely to garner from passersby.

There’s also a chance that the symmetrical bump located just above the rear taillights is an optical illusion created by the wild amount of black padding added to the test vehicle’s media shroud. Though it seems the less likely explanation since t he Civic 4-door has already been shown with an integrated lip spoiler.

[Image: 11th Gen Civic Forum]

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  • Art Vandelay Art Vandelay on Feb 04, 2021

    Even if it doesnt come with one, it will likely receive a giant one from the third or forth owner as most Civics do.

  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Feb 04, 2021

    I know its a mule with a cover over it but... waht? That's just a bizarre looking rear end to me.

  • Inside Looking Out "And safety was enhanced generally via new reversing lamps and turn signals fitted as standard equipment."Did not get it, turn signals were optional in 1954?
  • Lorenzo As long as Grenadier is just a name, and it doesn't actually grenade like Chrysler UltraDrive transmissions. Still, how big is the market for grossly overpriced vehicles? A name like INEOS doesn't have the snobbobile cachet yet. The bulk of the auto market is people who need a reliable, economical car to get to work, and they're not going to pay these prices.
  • Lorenzo They may as well put a conventional key ignition in a steel box with a padlock. Anything electronic is more likely to lock out the owner than someone trying to steal the car.
  • Lorenzo Another misleading article. If they're giving away Chargers, people can drive that when they need longer range, and leave the EV for grocery runs and zipping around town. But they're not giving away Chargers, thy're giving away chargers. What a letdown. What good are chargers in California or Nashville when the power goes out?
  • Luke42 I'm only buying EVs from here on out (when I have the option), so whoever backs off on their EV plans loses a shot at my business.