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Mark Phelan: 2022 Honda Civic adds passenger space and safety technology. Here's a peek at what's new

Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press on

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Honda revealed a bigger and better-equipped 2022 Civic compact sedan Wednesday evening, adding new levels of technology and a new company-wide infotainment interface to the 11th generation of one of America’s favorite cars.

The new model does not have a hybrid model or any advanced electrification, but EPA fuel economy estimates improve 1-2 mpg, depending on the model.

American’s have bought 12 million Civics since the little car launched Honda on the path to success. Honda says it’s the No. 3 selling passenger car in the U.S. over the last 48 years.

The exterior design borrows from Honda’s larger Accord sedan, with a long hood, short rear deck and sweeping horizontal grille and headlights that emphasize the appearance of width.

The 2022 Civic has more passenger space but a smaller trunk than the outgoing model.

It adds standard safety and driver assistance features. The top Touring model gets upscale features including Bose audio and a 9-inch touch screen.

 

Prices will be announced closer to the start of sales this summer.

Honda will build the 2022 Civic sedan in Alliston, Ontario. A hatchback version will come from a plant in Greensburg, Indiana. More information about the hatchback will be available later.

2022 Honda Civic safety and driver assistance features

—Head-trauma reducing front air bags

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