Honda has recently unveiled the all-new Civic, the eleventh generation of the ever-popular series of compact cars. In the words of product planning manager Gary Robinson, the tenth generation is “a tough action to follow.”
Speaking of the mid-size sedan that served as inspiration for this guy, side mirrors on the Civic have been moved from the A-pillars down to the doors because “It provides a much better overview for the interiors.” When asked by Sam Du of Super Street Magazine about the interior, Gary referred him to “A very good rendering” rather than opening the door. To be honest, it’s easy to tell from the very tinted windows that this car is just a prototype.
And stick to the fun part of the Motor Trend video presentation. Although Honda is quiet about the performance, Gary is very committed to confirming “The best citizen ever. There are six-step manuals available throughout the lineup. ” The Civic Si and Civic Type R have also been mentioned along with a hatchback that Honda will manufacture state-owned.
Gary stopped short to mention the coupe, which has been discontinued from the lineup due to increasingly poor sales. You can also say goodbye to the rumors of 400 horsepower and four-wheel drive because an electric motor integrated into the rear axle of Type R is too expensive to develop and manufacture for such a small car volume.
Asked when the US will see the Civic series production for the 2022 model year, Gary reiterated what you already know from the launch event. The spring of 2021 is when the eleventh generation will be sold in the US, and chances are that the hatchback will also be presented before then.