2022 Honda Civic Hatchback May Come With Spoiler

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.

  • IBx1 For all this time with the hellcat engine, everything they made was pathetic automatic scum save for the Challenger. A manual Durango, Grand Cherokee, Charger, 300C, et al would have been the real last gasp for driving enthusiasts. As it is, the party is long over.
  • MaintenanceCosts The sweet spot of this generation isn't made anymore: the SRT 392. The Scat Pack is more or less filling the same space but it lacks a lot of the goodies, including SRT suspension, brakes, and seats. The Hellcat is too much and isn't available with a manual anymore.
  • Arthur Dailey I am normally a fan of Exner's designs but by this time the front end on the Stutz like most of the rest of the vehicle is a laughable monstrosity of gauche. The interior finishes suit the rest of the vehicle. Corey please put this series out of its misery. This is one vehicle manufacturer best left on the scrap heap of history.
  • Art Vandelay I always thought what my Challenger really needed was a convertible top to make it heavier and make visability worse.
  • Dlc65688410 Please stop, we can't take anymore of this. Think about doing something on the Spanish Pegaso.