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News 2022 Honda Civic Prototype Makes Global Debut On Twitch

2022 Honda Civic Prototype Makes Global Debut On Twitch

The 11th-generation Civic will go on sale in the spring in 2021.


  • The 2022 Honda Civic Prototype is a near production-ready version of the next-generation Civic sedan.

  • The Civic sedan will be on sale in the spring of 2021, followed by Civic Hatchback, Si and Type R variants.

  • New fully digital instrument cluster and nine-inch infotainment touchscreen among the new tech items.


Seeking to attract a youthful and playful audience, the next-generation, 2022 Honda Civic sedan has just been revealed on Twitch, the world’s most popular video streaming platform for gamers. Although the manufacturer calls this new model a prototype, for Honda, that means it’s near production-ready.

Introduced for the 2016 model year, the current, tenth-generation Civic has been the most popular passenger car in Canada for what seems like forever, and currently ranks second behind the Toyota Camry in the United States. Nevertheless, six model years later, it’s time for a redesign.

2022 Honda Civic
2022 Honda Civic Prototype | Photo: Honda

The 2022 Honda Civic sedan boasts a totally new exterior design, one that’s sportier and more mature, but keeps the fastback profile with a sloping roofline and proper trunk. It adds a ducktail spoiler integrated on the trunklid, and the Solar Flare Pearl paint could be available—for the first year or two. The car’s wheelbase is about an inch longer, but overall, dimensions are pretty close to the current gen’s, and interior room shouldn’t change too much either. However, the front pillars have been moved back, resulting in an elongated nose.

It’s worth pointing out here that its two-door counterpart, the Civic Coupe, will cease to exist after the 2020 model year due to slow sales. The redesigned Civic Hatchback should soon be revealed as well, along with Si and Type R variants.

As many automakers have abandoned the small-car market to concentrate on crossovers, Honda is keeping the Civic alive, thanks in part to its excellent reputation as an affordable, reliable and user-friendly ride. It will compete once again with the Toyota Corolla, the Hyundai Elantra, the Mazda3, the Kia Forte, the Nissan Sentra, the Subaru Impreza and the Volkswagen Jetta.

Not only has the 2022 Honda Civic been reshaped on the outside, but it gains an all-new cabin as well, with a more elegant design, although we’re limited to a drawing so far. A fully digital driver instrument panel and a nine-inch infotainment touchscreen will also be introduced in the 2022 Honda Civic, although they’ll probably be reserved for uplevel trims. Also included is a slew of advanced safety features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and lane keep assist as well as automatic high beams, while we expect the Honda LaneWatch system to be replaced by a conventional blind-spot monitoring setup.

2022 Honda Civic
2022 Honda Civic Prototype | Photo: Honda

No word yet on what powertrain will be found under the hood of the 11th-gen Civic. Unlike the Impreza and the Mazda3, there will be no all-wheel drivetrain—at least for now.

The company’s assembly plants in Alliston, Ontario and Greensburg, Indiana will once again be in charge of producing the redesigned compact sedan, and the new-generation hatchback will be built in Indiana as well. The 2022 Honda Civic sedan will go on sale in the spring of 2021, and we’ll definitely get more details until then.

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