US-developed 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback teased in advance of June 23 reveal

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

Honda’s redesigned 2022 Civic compact sedan unveiled in April will quickly be joined by its hatchback sibling.

Honda late on Wednesday launched a teaser picture of the redesigned 2022 Civic Hatchback and confirmed the reveal for June 23.

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

As the teaser and our earlier spy pictures validate, the hatch has more of fastback profile than the common upright design. Although this will consequence in a sleeker shape, the expense is rear cargo space.

Underpinning the 2022 Civic range is a a lot more rigid variation of the outgoing Civic’s entrance-wheel-drive system. In accordance to Honda, enhancements in both system and chassis stiffness (8% better torsional rigidity and 13% much better bending rigidity) have led to enhancements in ride and dealing with, as well as noise, vibration and harshness concentrations.

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback spy photographs – Image credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Honda hasn’t reported what powertrains will function in the hatch but the sedan is now becoming made available with a foundation 2.-liter inline-4 rated at 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque and a spicier 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 rated at 180 hp and 177 lb-ft. The sedan is also remaining supplied exclusively with a continuously variable transmission for now, nevertheless the hatch will insert a 6-pace guide to the mix. We’re happy to see Honda has not overlooked its scorching hatch roots.

Speaking of scorching hatches, hope sporty Si and Type R versions of the hatch at some stage. The 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 in the outgoing Si would make 205 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque, and the 2.-liter turbocharged inline-4 in the outgoing Sort R spits out 306 hp and 295 lb-ft.

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Honda Civic

Glance for the cabin layout to be the very same as the sedan. This implies electronic screens for the gauge cluster (partial normal) and infotainment, as perfectly as standard Apple CarPlay and Android Car. Offered characteristics will consist of a 12-speaker Bose sound technique and wireless charging for cellular equipment.

Whilst generation of the sedan is getting managed at a plant in Alliston, Canada, the hatch will be sourced from a plant in Greensburg, Indiana. It will be the first time a Civic Hatchback has been sourced from a U.S. plant.