What does the latest model of the long-selling Civic offer to its customers?
A new era for the best-selling compact
Honda has launched the 11th generation Civic Sedan after a full model change for the first time in six years.
The Civic, one of Honda’s most popular models, was launched in 1972. Since then, the car has been sold worldwide and has recorded cumulative sales for approximately 27 million units.
And in November 2020, a prototype for the new model was revealed in the United States. The production model met its reveal in April 2021 with its official launch commenced two months later. Honda has also announced the new Civic will start its sale in Japan this fall.
The exterior design of the new generation draws inspiration from previous Honda designs, such as its low and wide stance and aerodynamic body. Some grades will also be available with 18-inch black alloy wheels, chrome exhaust finishers, and a black spoiler.
Its body dimensions are 183.3 in. x 55.7 in. x 70.9 in. with a wheelbase of 107.7 in. The instrumental panel has been redesigned to improve the driver’s forward vision, making it one of the biggest features for the new interior. Other features include a 9-inch HD touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a digital meter which is a first for the Civic, and wireless charging.
Two powertrains, a 180 hp 1.5-liter turbocharged engine and a 158 hp 2-liter naturally aspirated engine, are available with both being mated to a CVT.
Dave Gardner, Executive Vice President of National Operations and General Manager of Automobile Sales of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., talks about the new Civic Sedan, “The Civic is the best-selling compact in America since 1973 and since then, we have been setting the standard for its class. With the new Civic, we have raised the bar in every conceivable way in design, performance, safety, and technology. And best of all, it’s the most fun-to-drive Civic of all time.”
In the United States, prices for the 2-liter models start from $21,700 for the LX and $23,100 for the Sport. The 1.5-liter turbo models are the EX for $24,700 and Touring for $28,300. In addition to the sedan and hatchback models, the 11th gen. Civic will be followed by the high-performance Si and the halo Type R model.