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tuna55 MegaDork
11/18/20 7:45 a.m.
jimbob_racing said:

It looks much better than the current transformers style Civic.  And thank goodness that it doesn't have an enormous grill or fake vents plastered all over.  


I appreciate Honda letting the adults style this generation of Civic because high school study hall did a bad job with the last version.


Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
11/18/20 7:45 a.m.
boxedfox (Forum Supporter) said:

A long time ago, one of my closest college friends told me that the new Civic always looks like the Accord that came before it.

It's been 18 years since he said that, and Honda is continuing to prove him right.

About the size of an outgoing Accord, too. frown  

For lulz, park an early 90s Accord next to a newer Civic.


On the other hand, this trend seems to have slowed down/stopped because people just buy a truck if they want big, and it seems like most Hondas I see are CRVs and Pilots.  So there may be a market incentive to keep cars car-sized, kind of like when Caddy discovered that people weren't buying CTSs (a 5 series sized car at a 3 series sized price) because people shopping that segment WANTED a smaller car.  Then we got the ATS.

Placemotorsports Reader
11/18/20 8:08 a.m.

Just bring back the CRX already

eastsideTim PowerDork
11/18/20 9:00 a.m.

Not overly fond of the looks, but at least the greenhouse looks like it has gotten bigger.  Hopefully a good sign for visibility.

Matt B (fs)
Matt B (fs) UltraDork
11/18/20 9:43 a.m.

Looks good.  Kudos to Honda for addressing the major shortcomings of the current design.  I especially like how the rocker panel and bumper meet the rear tire.  Looking forward to seeing what the Si and R look like.  

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/18/20 10:04 a.m.

In reply to irish44j (Forum Supporter) :

I don't recall Honda ever being known for original styling cues.

Shaun Dork
11/18/20 1:52 p.m.

It looks like they talked the last generation of Civics exterior designer out of product into into doing the videos on this one.

That is a nice looking if very derivative sedan.


racerdave600 UltraDork
11/18/20 2:38 p.m.

I like it.  It looks like an A3/S3, and that is not a bad thing.

bobzilla MegaDork
11/18/20 3:34 p.m.

Better than the last one, but I've seen moldy bread that looked better so YMMV there. 

Matt B (fs)
Matt B (fs) UltraDork
11/18/20 4:19 p.m.

Shocking newsflash: bobzilla has nothing nice to say about a Honda! cheeky

stanger_mussle (Forum Supporter)
stanger_mussle (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/18/20 5:18 p.m.

Unless I missed it, is the coupe dead? Is it just the sedan and hatch now?

grover Dork
11/18/20 5:52 p.m.

That is an Audi. 

einy (Forum Supporter)
einy (Forum Supporter) Dork
11/18/20 6:36 p.m.
stanger_mussle (Forum Supporter) said:

Unless I missed it, is the coupe dead? Is it just the sedan and hatch now?

Coupe is dead.

chaparral Dork
11/18/20 11:18 p.m.

With that big greenhouse they could build a CRX that's as much a fishbowl as the original was. Shorten it by the length of the rear seat and do a new hatchback/tapered rear end. It has to be faithful to the advantages CRXes had over Civics originally - ten miles per hour and that super-sharp feel. 

Carsandbikes Reader
11/19/20 7:04 a.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

"...a five door hatch wouldn't have been that much of a stretch, either..."

It almost sounds like you didn't read the copy.  Unlike the outgoing model, there will no longer be coupe variants available, the 4 door sedan seen here, and a 5 door hatch are the body styles that the U.S. and Canada will be getting.  (Some markets were getting a sort of 5 door/wagonish body style called the Tourer.  No idea if European and Asian markets will continue to get that body style.)

bobzilla MegaDork
11/19/20 7:58 a.m.
Matt B (fs) said:

Shocking newsflash: bobzilla has nothing nice to say about a Honda! cheeky

not true. I said it was better than the last one. That's something nice. 

EDIT: It doesn't look bad. It's not something I'd personally buy but it looks decent. 

Matt B (fs)
Matt B (fs) UltraDork
11/19/20 12:00 p.m.

In reply to bobzilla :

Ah - got me on a technicality! 

I'm just ribbin' ya btw. 

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/19/20 12:19 p.m.
Colin Wood said:

So, its a copy of the Nissan Sentra?

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
11/19/20 12:55 p.m.

In reply to pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) :

You shut your dirty mouth. 

I like the front. The rear isn't bad, but I think I prefer the outgoing model. I'm in the minority that really liked the styling of the current car though. Also, thanks to Honda for offering good colors. 

CAinCA Reader
11/19/20 12:57 p.m.

IMHO the Sentra's body looks busier than the Civic's. Honestly, I like it. I like it a LOT more than the current body style.

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito PowerDork
11/19/20 1:13 p.m.
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) said:
Colin Wood said:

So, its a copy of the Nissan Sentra?

The rear looks a lot like the Kia I have sitting in my driveway as well. More than the Sentra, I think.

And all of them look like the Audi A3/S3.

DrBoost MegaDork
11/19/20 1:30 p.m.

Much less ugly. But honestly, that was very easy to do. 

300zxfreak Reader
11/20/20 7:52 p.m.

Good grief, yet another car company succumbs to catfish fever for their front end design, where the hell did this trend come from ???  Oh please, let it pass soon, I keep having nightmares about the catfish in my pond in a feeding frenzy.........


GCrites80s HalfDork
11/21/20 2:38 p.m.

Predator Mouth evolved into Catfish Face

dxman92 Dork
11/22/20 12:09 a.m.

Dear Honda,


Bring back the Fit. I see more Fits than Civics on the road (at least round here). 

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