2022 Honda Civic Unmasked, Previews Cleaner Look

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
2022 honda civic unmasked previews cleaner look

Here’s your first official look at the 2022 Honda Civic.

And like a kid getting to open one Christmas present a little early, that’s it, that’s all you get. You’ll have to wait two whole weeks to get the rest.

That’s when Honda will give us the full deets, at least on the sedan.

Honda’s press release talks about “uncluttered design” and indeed, the car shown in the photo has a fairly clean look to our eyes. It’s a lot less busy than the current design, that’s for sure. We’d love to see more angles and an interior shot, but Honda hasn’t yet released those images.

If you’re feeling a sense of déjà vu, well, you have seen the car before. Just not officially.

If you want to see the car launched live, you can follow along on Live Nation’s Twitch stream at around 6 pm PT on April 28.

The big news here, at least until we get the specs, is a reminder that the Civic sedan will be built in Canada, in Alliston, Ontario. The hatchback will follow later this year, and that be built in Indiana.

OK, kid, here’s your present for today to tide you over. The full unwrapping is in two weeks…think you can hold it that long?

[Image: Honda]

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  • Superdessucke Superdessucke on Apr 14, 2021

    Blanding it up won't hurt sales of the base models. It'll probably help. I'm curious to see what'll become of the Type-R though. New isn't always better in the long run as to "legend cars." Compare the value of a 1993 Mustang Cobra to a 1994 Mustang Cobra.

  • Dal20402 Dal20402 on Apr 14, 2021

    I only care about this car if we get another Civic Si with a stick. I want one more stick shift car, and usually I think that's going to be some kind of older BMW, but the rational side of me wants a newer Si instead.

  • Lightspeed Lightspeed on Apr 15, 2021

    This is the nail in the Accord's coffin.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Apr 15, 2021

    Ok wait wait. Honda is now listening to actual customers and disregarding the infallible 'styling' advice of automotive "journalists" who don't own cars? Very dangerous step Honda. You should reconsider immediately.

    • Honda had absolutely no trouble selling the current generation which is still a benchmark in its class 6 years after its reveal, not sure why people rag on the 10th gen’s looks. It’s shook the segment in late 2015. Hondas has always been the more youthful choice, if you want appliance like conservatism get a Jetta or a Corolla.