11th Generation Honda Civic Debuts In Pre-Production Form

11th Generation Honda Civic Debuts In Pre-Production Form

The all-new 11th generation Honda Civic debuts as a pre-production prototype. The production version will first go on sale in the US in 2021.

Honda has finally taken the wraps off their upcoming 11th generation Honda Civic. The all-new Honda Civic is a careful evolution of the current model’s design whilst further improving on what makes the Civic so popular among customers.

“Civic has always exceeded expectations, and the all-new Civic will continue that legacy of setting the standard for compact cars with human-centered design, outstanding dynamics, style, safety performance and driver enjoyment,” said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of National Operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

11th Generation Honda Civic Exterior

11th Generation Honda Civic

The Honda Civic prototype will likely remain almost unchanged when the production model debuts. For this all-new Civic, Honda has retained most of the current model’s design traits, though it seems certain design elements have been toned down. Most notably, the rear fascia now features a more conventional LED taillight design compared to the previous model’s sleek C-shaped taillights.

11th Generation Honda Civic Interior

Moving towards the side profile, and we can see that the window line’s design is quite similar to the Accord’s. The roofline is also a little more upright now when compared to the previous model. As for the car’s front fascia, it now gets a slimmer grille when compared to the current model.

The interior of the 11th generation Honda Civic has not yet been fully revealed, though Honda did provide a sketch of what the interior will look like. Following a more human-centered minimalist approach, the next-generation Honda Civic’s interior features a horizontal layout. There’s a row of air vents running across the dash’s width and a floating touch screen infotainment system. Based on the photos, it seems that the flexible center console storage area has been replaced by a more conventional center armrest design.

Powertrain choices are unknown at this point, though the North American market may likely continue to feature a 1.5-liter inline-4 VTEC Turbo gasoline engine or a 2.0-liter inline-4 naturally-aspirated i-VTEC gasoline engine. If ever the all-new Civic makes its debut in our region, we suspect that the current engine options will remain unchanged. For reference, the Philippine market gets the aforementioned VTEC Turbo engine and a 1.8-liter inline-4 naturally-aspirated i-VTEC gasoline engine for the lower variants.

The 11th generation Honda Civic is expected to make its debut in North America in late spring 2021.

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