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The new-gen Honda Civic hatchback comes with subtle cosmetic changes and mechanical updates.

Honda has officially unveiled the hatchback version of the executive sedan, Civic, in the global markets. It is the latest addition to the all-new 11th generation Honda Civic sedan lineup. The new Civic hatchback adopts a slightly more conservative approach to its design in comparison to the outgoing model. It will be offered in a total of four trims namely LX, EX-L, Sport, and Sport Touring. 


Upfront, it features a new radiator grille donning a honeycomb mesh pattern. The hatchback continues to sport a smooth coupe-like roofline. On the side, it gets 18-inch petal-shaped dual-tone alloy wheels. The rear end boasts of wraparound LED tail lights connected by an LED light strip. Other design bits include a shark fin antenna and twin exhaust tips with chrome surrounds. Dimensionally, the new Civic is 4549mm long, 1801mm wide, and 1415mm high. The model comes with a wheelbase of 2736mm. Moving on, the windscreen pillars have been pushed back by 50mm, which further gives the hatch a sporty appeal. 


Inside the cabin of the new Civic hatchback, the dashboard gets a honeycomb pattern treatment. The physical buttons and knobs for the climate control & infotainment unit have been retained from its predecessor. The rear legroom space has been increased by 35mm. The top-end trim of the Civic will feature a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit. While a smaller 7.0-inch unit is offered as standard. Furthermore, the hatchback also gets a new 10.3-inch digital instrument console, wireless phone charging, a 12-speaker premium Bose sound system, heated seats among many others. 


In terms of safety, the 2022 Civic features up to 10 airbags, a full suite of Honda Sensing active safety technologies. The Honda Sensing offers a wide array of features such as blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian and cyclist detection among many others. 


Performance-wise, Honda Civic retains the 1.5-litre inline 4-cylinder turbo petrol unit from the outgoing model. The motor churns out a maximum power of 180 bhp and a peak torque of 240 Nm. The hatchback also gets a 2.0-liter inline-four naturally aspirated petrol mill that generates 158 bhp power and 187 Nm peak torque. Transmission options include a CVT automatic and a 6-speed manual gearbox. 


Read Also: Honda Civic BS6 Diesel Launched at Rs 20.74 Lakhs

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