The 2022 Honda Civic hatchback has finally been unveiled in full, just a few days after the sedan version went on sale in the North American market.
No surprises here, the all-new Civic hatchback’s design is largely the same as the sedan’s. The differences start the moment you look towards the rear end, in which the roofline slopes down towards the integrated rear spoiler. You’ll also notice that the rear C-pillar is quite thin, and that’s because the hinges of the tailgate are much smaller than before. This is thanks to the tailgate being made out of composite materials, making it lighter than the steel ones in the previous model. It also means there’s improved rear visibility as a result.
The interior also largely echoes the Civic sedan’s, which means it gets the same simple but upmarket interior that’s characterized by plush materials and that striking honeycomb grille for the aircon vents. Higher variants also get a 12-speaker Bose sound system. Just like the sedan, drivers are greeted to a 7-inch part-digital gauge cluster and 7-inch touch screen, or a 10.2-inch fully-digital gauge cluster and a 9-inch touch screen.
Honda did not say how large the Civic hatchback’s trunk is, but it is expected to be a very practical space thanks to the standard 60:40 split-folding rear seats and larger opening provided by the hatchback tailgate.
Powertrain options for the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback are also the same as the sedan’s, which means in North America, the entry-level engine is a 2.0-liter inline-4 i-VTEC gasoline engine that produces 158 hp and 187 Nm of torque. The rest of the world will feature a 1.5-liter inline-4 VTEC Turbo gasoline engine that produces 180 hp and 240 Nm of torque. Unlike the sedan, which is only available with a CVT, the hatchback gets a 6-speed manual as an option in Japan and North America.
The 2022 Honda Civic hatchback is expected to go on sale in Japan this August and in the U.S. this September.