2022 Honda Civic hatchback unveiled with a fastback design

The 2022 Honda Civic hatchback now adopts a fastback-style sloping roofline.

Honda has unveiled the 2022 Civic hatchback globally. The new hatchback is based on the 11th-generation Civic sedan, unveiled earlier this year. Honda is said to introduce the new Civic hatchback in the European market sometime next year.

As seen from the images, the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback comes with a completely new design, featuring a fastback-style sloping roofline. Honda has also made changes to the front, offering a honeycomb mesh grille, instantly differentiating it from its sedan counterpart.

The car also gets LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, twin exhaust tips, a 'liftback' tailgate and LED tail lights.

In terms of its dimensions, the new Civic hatchback measures 4,549 mm in length, 1,801 mm in width and 1,415 mm in height. This makes it 34 mm longer, 2 mm wider and 6 mm lower than the outgoing model. The wheelbase of the new hatchback model has also increased to 2,736 mm, which is 36 mm longer than before.

On the inside, the new Honda Civic hatchback features a cabin layout similar to its sedan sibling. The hatchback comes with a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (top-spec), 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 12-speaker Bose sound system, leather upholstery, wireless charging and heated seats; among others.

The increase in dimensions on the new Civic hatchback has allowed Honda to offer 35 mm more legroom at the rear.

The 2022 Honda Civic is available with two petrol engine options. These include a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo unit producing 180 BHP and 240 Nm and a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol churning out 158 BHP and 187 Nm. Transmission options include either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed CVT automatic.

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