Here’s Your First Look At the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan

Colin
By Colin Wood
Apr 14, 2021 | Honda, Civic

We saw the prototype, but now here’s the real thing: the production version of the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan (in Touring trim according to the supplied photo).

Set to hit showrooms this summer, the 2022 Civic Sedan will make its grand debut on April 28 during a live broadcast on the Live Nation Twitch Channel—similar to the prototype unveiling

The broadcast, starting at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, is part of the two-stop Honda Civic Tour, which celebrates its 20th year for 2021. The second stop on the tour “will be live streamed on the Honda Stage YouTube channel this summer.”

The actual debut of the new Civic starts an hour later at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time, followed by live performances by headlining act H.E.R., as well as Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato, Blink-182, Black Eyed Peas, One Direction and Charlie Puth.

At this time, we don’t have much as far as official specification go for the new car, although Honda does let us know that more information will be provided on April 28, and that the Civic sedan will be manufactured at Honda’s Alliston, Canada plant. As well, the press release notes “as previously announced, the all-new Civic Hatchback will follow Civic Sedan production by several months,” with plans to build the hatchback here in America at Honda’s Indiana plant.


Read the full press releases below:

Honda Offers First Look at All-New 11th Generation Civic Sedan

Honda offered the first official exterior look at the production 2022 Civic Sedan today as preparations for the start of mass production near completion at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, Canada. Previewed last November with the Civic Prototype, the 2022 Civic Sedan is the most fun to drive and technologically advanced sedan in the model's nearly 50-year history.

Inspired by the timeless design and human-focused values of past Civics, designers and engineers prioritized Honda's human-centered design philosophy, which maximizes the total environment for the driver and passengers, while minimizing the space needed for mechanical components. The goal is to increase the driver's ability to enjoy the car safely. The result is a sporty new look and an all-new simple and sporty interior that advances essential Civic values of uncluttered design, simple ergonomics and exceptional visibility.

As Honda gears up for Civic's arrival in dealerships this summer, the Honda Civic Tour returns on April 28. For its 20th anniversary, Civic Tour is going virtual this year, with two tour stops. The April 28 headline event will be live streamed on the Live Nation Channel on Twitch and the second stop will be live streamed on the Honda Stage YouTube channel this summer. Starting at 5:00 p.m. PT, the April 28 virtual concert event on Twitch will also give Civic Tour fans a special first look at the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan around 6:00 p.m. PT, leading into the performance.

As previously announced, the all-new Civic Hatchback will follow Civic Sedan production by several months. Details about Civic Hatchback, to be manufactured by Honda in the United States for the first time in its history, will follow later this year. The Civic Hatchback will be built at the company's Indiana auto plant.

More information about the all-new Civic Sedan, including photography, video and specifications, will be released on April 28.

 

H.E.R. Headlines 20th Anniversary Virtual Honda Civic Tour, Taking Fans on a Mixed Reality Journey Featuring All-New 2022 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic Tour returns for its 20th Anniversary with a special two-stop virtual concert series, headlined by four-time Grammy Award winner, R&B singer-songwriting powerhouse and actress H.E.R. The 2021 Virtual Honda Civic Tour kicks off on April 28 at 5 p.m. PT on the Live Nation Channel on Twitch, where fans will get a special first look at the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan during the livestreamed concert experience before it arrives in Honda dealerships nationwide this summer.

H.E.R. announced the Civic Tour news in a video, shared today: honda.us/2021HondaCivicTour.  

"I'm honored to join some of the biggest artists in the music industry in bringing my unique perspective to the stage for the Tour's 20th anniversary," said H.E.R."We have created a beautiful mixed reality world for fans of the Honda Civic Tour and I look forward to sharing my music, as well as a special first look for fans of the all-new 2022 Honda Civic."

For the Honda Civic Tour April 28 livestream on Twitch, H.E.R. has planned a mixed reality experience for fans. H.E.R.'s upcoming performance pushes the boundaries of virtual concert technology with the first-ever, live mixed reality broadcast on an XR stage. Using a combination of live-action footage, a stage created with LED panels, and the powerful Unreal game engine, the artist is seamlessly integrated into Civic Tour's virtual environment.

H.E.R. joins the likes of Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato, blink-182, Black Eyed Peas, One Direction and Charlie Puth as artists to perform on the Honda Civic Tour Stage.

Music Fans Get the Special First Look at All-New 2022 Civic Sedan    
Civic Tour fans will get a special first look at the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan prior to H.E.R.'s virtual Civic Tour performance on April 28. The 2022 Honda Civic, on sale this summer, is the most fun-to-drive and technologically advanced Civic ever. Honda's iconic Civic has long set the standard by which other compact cars are measured, and this new 11th-generation Civic will raise the bar in every conceivable way – style, performance, safety features and technology.

Civic Tour Celebrates 20 Years with Incredible Fan Experiences
Civic Tour fans can enter for a chance to win an all-new 2022 Civic Sedan, exclusive virtual meet-and-greets with H.E.R. and more. The next virtual stop of the Honda Civic Tour will feature a "Remix" version of H.E.R.'s April 28 Twitch performance, with additional details to be announced. The 2021 Honda Civic Tour Presents H.E.R. is produced by Live Nation.

Honda's Investment in Music
Honda has a deep connection and long-standing commitment to music, including presenting two decades of Civic Tour. Since 2001, Honda Civic Tour has provided more than five million fans with exclusive interactive concert experiences and behind the scenes access to unforgettable music performances.

In addition to the Civic Tour, the brand invests in its broader Honda Stage music initiative through premier music festival partnerships, including Austin City Limits and Governor's Ball, as well as offering online music programming, performances, exclusive digital content, artist interviews and more to fans. To bring its music content to life, Honda works hand in hand with entertainment leaders including: Live Nation, Billboard, UPROXX, Universal Music Group and Vevo. 

2021 Virtual Honda Civic Tour Schedule

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    5:00 p.m. PST
: Honda Civic Tour Presents: H.E.R. Livestream Begins
    Approximately 6:00 p.m. PST: 2022 Honda Civic Sedan Revealed

Second Virtual Civic Tour Stop
    "Remix" version of H.E.R.'s April 28 Twitch Performance: additional details to be announced

For more information on the Honda Civic Tour, please visit Honda.com/Music/CivicTour.  

 

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Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/14/21 8:35 a.m.

It could be worse.

 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/14/21 8:36 a.m.

The prototype, for reference:

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
4/14/21 8:38 a.m.

Looks like the Civic is the new Accord, which isn't a bad thing. 

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
4/14/21 8:42 a.m.
Duke said:

It could be worse.

 

this was the exat same thought I had. I've seen better. They've done worse. 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
4/14/21 9:06 a.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

Looks like the Civic is the new Accord, which isn't a bad thing. 

I mean, to me, it seems like it's got a lot of "2nd Gen" Accord design influence

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
4/14/21 9:17 a.m.

In reply to sleepyhead the buffalo :

You just made me want a blue interior in the worst way. I love blue Honda interiors. So much blue. 

Placemotorsports
Placemotorsports GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
4/14/21 9:20 a.m.

As with them all, they just keep getting bigger and bigger

stanger_mussle
stanger_mussle GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/14/21 9:30 a.m.

If I couldn't see the model call-out on the rear, I'd think this was an Accord.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/14/21 9:44 a.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo said:
mazdeuce - Seth said:

Looks like the Civic is the new Accord, which isn't a bad thing. 

I mean, to me, it seems like it's got a lot of "2nd Gen" Accord design influence

Those were just such spectacularly good cars at doing regular car things.

 

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
4/14/21 9:44 a.m.

More conservative than the current offering, which is appreciated.  Wonder what the drivetrain offerings will be though.  I test drove the previous generation and hated the turbo lag. 

Will also be curious what the hatch looks like, and if it'll be a functional hatch or a HINO (hatch in name only) like the current one. 

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand Reader
4/14/21 9:48 a.m.

I dig it.

The narrow headlights remind me of the EF.

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/14/21 10:03 a.m.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/14/21 1:10 p.m.

In reply to Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) :

I would much rather look at a pleasantly designed appliance than live with this every day:

crab mouth - Google Search | Crab fishing, Executive chef, Crab

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/14/21 1:30 p.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

In reply to sleepyhead the buffalo :

You just made me want a blue interior in the worst way. I love blue Honda interiors. So much blue. 

I had one of those: blue on blue. (Of course, I only have a b/w photo of it.)

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/14/21 5:08 p.m.
Placemotorsports said:

As with them all, they just keep getting bigger and bigger

The Fit didn't.

 

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
4/14/21 5:13 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
Placemotorsports said:

As with them all, they just keep getting bigger and bigger

The Fit didn't.

 

You either die a hero or live long enough to become a villain. 

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/14/21 5:15 p.m.
Duke said:

In reply to Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) :

I would much rather look at a pleasantly designed appliance than live with this every day:

 

But I don't look forward to reading Maytag Washing Monthly, even though I have one of them in the garage. 

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/14/21 6:11 p.m.
Placemotorsports said:

As with them all, they just keep getting bigger and bigger

Accords and Civics - that's what they do. Rinse and repeat each generation. Pretty sure this one is bigger than an early accord. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/14/21 6:14 p.m.

In reply to OHSCrifle :

It's bigger than a 90s Accord!  

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
4/14/21 6:39 p.m.
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) said:
Duke said:

In reply to Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) :

I would much rather look at a pleasantly designed appliance than live with this every day:

 

But I don't look forward to reading Maytag Washing Monthly, even though I have one of them in the garage. 

You really ought to check out the '21 Speed Queen.  Totally blows the Maytag out of the water.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/14/21 7:08 p.m.
OHSCrifle said:
Placemotorsports said:

As with them all, they just keep getting bigger and bigger

Accords and Civics - that's what they do. Rinse and repeat each generation. Pretty sure this one is bigger than an early accord. 

All manufacturers do that. New cars are most often introduced at the low end and get "improved" with each generation until the largest model is discontinued and a new small model is introduced.

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/14/21 7:37 p.m.
Duke said:
OHSCrifle said:
Placemotorsports said:

As with them all, they just keep getting bigger and bigger

Accords and Civics - that's what they do. Rinse and repeat each generation. Pretty sure this one is bigger than an early accord. 

All manufacturers do that. New cars are most often introduced at the low end and get "improved" with each generation until the largest model is discontinued and a new small model is introduced.

I wonder how a new Corolla dimensions compare to the OG Camry. 

P3PPY
P3PPY Dork
4/14/21 7:43 p.m.

In reply to Duke :

What's the commonly accepted rationale? Brand loyalty but people want bigger cars as they age? It can't just be from the necessity of safety add-ons or there wouldn't be any such thing as a small car anymore, right?

Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/15/21 6:46 a.m.

In reply to P3PPY :

It's so the marketing department can claim each new generation is bigger and better than the previous generation.

 

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
4/15/21 11:03 a.m.

It's literally the outgoing Accord.

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/15/21 11:29 a.m.

In reply to DirtyBird222 :

Like Nissan?

"Okay Maxima, you get bigger.  Altima! Take Maxima's old chassis, you get a V6 now. Congratulations.  Sentra! You get Altima's old stuff."

Sentra: "What do I do with my old stuff?"

*sound of baby crying* "Meet your new brother Versa"

CyberEric
CyberEric Dork
4/15/21 3:44 p.m.

You nailed it Pete. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/15/21 6:41 p.m.

In reply to Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) :

Honda's got this all figured out. They don't need you to buy one. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/15/21 8:06 p.m.

I will allow that I recently explored a new RDX, and it is a lot smaller than the old one.  At least, the hoodline and beltline seem a lot lower, and the nose is MUCH smaller.  This one had the turbo four, and I didn't even check to see if they offered a V6 because it didn't appear to have enough room.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
4/16/21 8:40 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

In reply to DirtyBird222 :

Like Nissan?

"Okay Maxima, you get bigger.  Altima! Take Maxima's old chassis, you get a V6 now. Congratulations.  Sentra! You get Altima's old stuff."

Sentra: "What do I do with my old stuff?"

*sound of baby crying* "Meet your new brother Versa"

I was more so cueing to the point that the design language is the same; however, yea the Civic has been in Accord size territory for a few generations now. The Fit (which I felt was fitting the old Civic billet and was absolutely amazing) is now dead. The HR-V is turning into the old CR-V and so on. 

Curious to see what the hatch design looks like and what form the Si takes shape. Will it be a hatch based Si or a Sedan? We all know the CTR will be a hatch. 

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/16/21 10:05 a.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

In reply to Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) :

Honda's got this all figured out. They don't need you to buy one. 

They sold us a CRV last year. It's a better dog hauler than the Civic. It's still an appliance. 

...and their pickup truck won't haul my dirt bike without the back wheel hanging out. 

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/16/21 10:12 a.m.

They keep making everything else bigger. Why not a longbed Ridgeline? 

Some of us have motorcycles to haul. Others work construction. 

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