Honda teased the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback yesterday, posting a colorful teaser that draped the car in silhouette. The hatchback design was clearly visible in the teaser – there’s little way to hide something so obvious – although much of the car was hidden in the shadows. However, a CivicXi.com forum user upped the teaser image brightness to reveal what Honda didn’t want us to see, and it’s not much of a surprise.
The next-gen Honda Civic Hatchback looks a lot like the Honda Civic Sedan that debuted in April, except for the trunk, which has been replaced by the hatch. The Civic Hatchback sports the same Accord-inspired styling. The clean, vertical body line just above the door handles is present, as is the crease in the lower doors. The Hatchback looks identical to the sedan up front, although it looks like the rear will receive unique taillights, which makes sense. The tailgate design changes the rear characteristics of the car.
The Civic Hatchback has often been the sportier of the two offerings, although this appears to have been diminished with the next-gen model. We expect the hatch to sport the same beautiful interior. It should offer the latest Honda Sensing security systems, digital displays, and other creature comforts. Options will likely include a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display, a 12-speaker Bose stereo, and other perks offered for the sedan.
The Civic Hatchback will likely share the same powertrains as the Civic Sedan, meaning the model will offer either a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine producing 158 horsepower (118 kilowatts) or a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. developing 180 hp (134 kW). The hatch is expected to come with a six-speed manual transmission to complement the standard CVT, although it’s unclear which engine will offer it. Honda will unveil the 2022 Civic Hatchback on June 23. The new Civic will go on sale later this year.