Faithful to the prototype presented in November 2020, the future Honda Civic was immortalized in a studio in China several weeks before its presentation. A leak which confirms that his style is clearly settling down.
Taking the opposite of what is usually done for the presentation of a new model, Honda has almost nothing more to hide on its new Civic . The eleventh generation – anyway – should officially see the light of day in the spring, but the Japanese brand had already shown in November 2020, on the Twitch streaming platform, a showcar that could not be more faithful to its future compact . In fact, discovering the first photos of the fleeing car on the Worldscoop forum , it\’s hard to be surprised. The Civic “11”, here in a 4-door version while a 5-door variant is also expected, is quite calm compared to the current generation.. Those who appreciated the Japanese for its unique look may therefore be disappointed. Very stretched horizontal headlights, tail lights in the same vein, everything that made the Civic a compact apart is gone.
A Type-R still awaited
On the other hand, profound changes are to be observed in the passenger compartment. The ergonomics of the current Civic are not necessarily part of the references, just like the quality of the materials even if the whole is well done , Honda could take advantage of this change of generation to correct a few points. Moreover, without going as far as the futuristic interior of the small electric “e” , the Japanese manufacturer will undoubtedly revamp the dashboard a lot. But we must also expect a further improved roominess at the rear, thanks to a wheelbase increased to 2.67 m, or 4 cm more than currently . The overall length of the car, however, should not change, around 4.65 m.
The engine range, on the other hand, should be what it is today in France, the Civic having already given up on diesel since January 2021. We will therefore find the 3-cylinder turbo 1.0 and 4-cylinder 1.5 developing between 130 and 180 hp, as well as a Type R which will have to accept a heavy penalty.