The 2022 Honda Civic hatchback is becoming a member of its sedan sibling in unveiled glory. And unsurprisingly, it principally seems to be just like the sedan, not less than till you get to the rear. However apart from the totally different rear-end remedy, the Civic hatch boasts a guide transmission, making it the fanatic’s alternative, not less than till the Si and Kind R are launched.

On the skin, the hatchback is an identical to the sedan proper as much as the rear. They even share the 1.4-inch longer wheelbase. However the hatchback is 4.9 inches shorter total, and that every one comes out of its tail. And talking of that tail, it will get fully totally different lights, and so they incorporate among the wrap-around look of the dearly-departed Civic coupe. The rear bumper additionally options trendy built-in exhaust shops and a pretend diffuser design.

Not like the earlier technology, the brand new Civic hatchback will get two engine selections. On the LX and Sport, it will get the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. Transfer as much as the EX-L or the Sport Touring, and also you get a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder making 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Each engines might be paired with a CVT, and the trims with Sport within the title might be fitted with a six-speed guide transmission. Sport and Sport Touring fashions with the CVT get paddle shifters and a toggle for switching between economic system, regular and sport drive modes. Honda notes quite a lot of small tweaks to the engine and chassis, resembling VTEC getting used on the exhaust cam of the turbo engine, the chassis being 19% stiffer than earlier than, and different tweaks to enhance steering really feel and shifter high quality. It also needs to be quieter with further sound deadening.

The inside is of course shared with the sedan. The LX, Sport and EX-L get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 7-inch instrument show with an analog speedometer. The Sport Touring upgrades to a 9-inch infotainment display screen and a ten.2-inch all digital instrument panel.. It additionally picks up wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wi-fi telephone charging and the superb 12-speaker Bose sound system we skilled within the sedan.

Manufacturing of the hatchback begins later this yr at Honda’s manufacturing unit in Greensburg, Ind. Pricing hasn’t but been introduced.

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