2022 Honda Civic Sedan Gets Early Reveal Via Trademark Office
Well, it was quick. Less than a day after the sedan made an unexpected debut thanks to leaked trademark images, the upcoming Honda Civic Sedan is unofficially revealed in a similar fashion. Again, the people of Civic XI The forums uncovered the patent photos showing the eleventh generation of the compact sedan long before its scheduled debut in 2021.
The front half of the car is unsurprisingly shared with the five-door model, as the changes occur at the rear of the B-pillar, where the sedan has a flatter roofline to accommodate the elongated rear. The new Civic Sedan appears to have a cleaner, simpler design reminiscent of the Accord and Insight. The sedan’s LED light strip is missing at the rear where the taillights themselves have a different shape and look.
The sedan appears to have lost the somewhat swoopy profile of the outgoing model, and the trunk lid appears a bit larger, suggesting more rear headroom and cargo capacity compared to the current Civic. The front and rear overhangs look pretty huge – especially from the side – but hopefully they won’t be so obvious in reality.
Unless we’re talking Lamborghini Miura or Mercedes 300SL Gullwing beauty levels, most cars look pretty drab in these patent images. We’re confident that the next Civic will be more exciting in real life, although the exterior design seems to be playing it safe as it seems to be a lot less daring than what Honda is currently selling.
Honda has already made it clear that the revamped model will premiere next spring, with Si and Type R performance derivatives to follow. One flavor of the Civic that won’t return for the next generation will be the coupe, which is hardly a surprise given the waning popularity of mainstream two-door cars.
This time around, the Civic hatchback will be made on North American soil as Honda closes the Swindon plant in the UK and shifts production of the five-door model to its plant in Indiana.