LOS ANGELES — Honda's latest, redesigned Civic is a careful evolution of the popular compact sedan with more mature exterior styling, a simplified interior with enhanced tech, more premium materials at key touchpoints and drivetrain refinements in line with the evolutionary theme.
The 2022 Civic sedan will go on sale this summer with styling that accentuates its sporting nature — an elongated hood, low beltline and door-mounted side mirrors to improve visibility and maintain clean styling, Honda said Wednesday.
The redesign is aimed at maintaining a cornerstone of Honda's U.S. lineup and a key entry point to the brand, even as younger buyers embrace crossovers and U.S. car sales continue to fall.
"Civic has been the go-to choice for compact-car buyers for almost 50 years, and the all-new 11th-generation Honda Civic builds on that leadership with simple and sporty styling inside and out," said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of national operations at American Honda Motor Co.
Pricing is expected to be released closer to the sales launch.
The Civic is the first of Honda's redesigned models to feature a simplified interior that minimizes clutter and driver distractions while providing easy access to controls for infotainment, climate and other functions.