Honda’s redesigned 2022 Civic compact sedan, unveiled in April, will soon be accompanied by its hatchback sibling.
Honda posted a teaser photo of the redesigned 2022 Civic Hatchback late Wednesday and confirmed the reveal for June 23.
As the teaser and our previous spy tapes confirm, the hatch has more fastback profile than the traditional upright design. While this results in a slimmer shape, it costs the rear cargo space.
The basis of the 2022 Civic range is a stiffer version of the front-wheel drive platform of the outgoing Civic. According to Honda, improvements in body and chassis stiffness (8% better torsional stiffness and 13% better flexural stiffness) have resulted in improvements in driveability and handling, as well as noise, vibration and harshness levels.
2022 Honda Civic Hatchback spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf / SB Media
Honda hasn’t said what powertrains will be in the hatch, but the sedan is currently being shipped with a base 2.0-liter in-line 4 with 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque and a spicier 1.5- -Liter turbo in-line 4 rating offered at 180 hp and 177 lb-ft. The sedan will also be offered exclusively with a continuously variable transmission for the time being, though the hatch adds a 6-speed manual gearbox. We’re happy to see that Honda hasn’t forgotten its Hot Hatch roots.
Speaking of hot hatches, expect sporty Si and Type-R versions of the hatch at some point. The 1.5-liter turbo in-line 4 in the outgoing Si puts out 205 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque, and the 2.0-liter turbo in-line 4 in the outgoing Type R spits 306 hp and 295 lb-ft out.
Honda Civic 2022
Make sure that the cabin design corresponds to that of the sedan. That means digital screens for the instrument cluster (partly standard) and infotainment as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Features available include a 12-speaker Bose sound system and wireless charging for mobile devices.
While the sedan will be produced at a plant in Alliston, Canada, the hatch will be sourced from a plant in Greensburg, Indiana. This is the first time a Civic hatchback has been sourced from a US plant.