All-new 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV hybrid, Type R models to debut in 2022

Sanjay · May 24, 2021 11:02 AM

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Render by Best Car Web, purported looks of Civic Hatchback

It'll be a double dose of the all-new 2022 Honda Civic (FE) next year, as e:HEV (hybrid) variants and the Civic Type R model are due to be launched then.

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Under the hood of the City RS

Theoretically, the e:HEV powertrain should be like what's in our Honda City RS' i-MMD system. It's a dual-motor setup, with its electric motor driving the car most of the time.

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The petrol engine - a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder in the City RS - only kicks in to drive the generator to provide additional power for the traction motor, or drive the wheels directly during high-speed cruising.

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Also read: Review: Driving the world's first 2020 Honda City RS with i-MMD in Malaysia

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Meanwhile, no further details were shared about the Type R just yet - but we have a few renders to show what it could look like.

Also read: Rendered: 2022 Honda Civic Type R - The king of front-wheel drive?

Japan to launch regular Civic in August

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Spotted in Japan recently

The 'regular Civic' in this sense refers to the Civic Hatchback - recall that the sedan has been discontinued in Japan. Whether or not the model will be reintroduced is unclear at the moment.

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The 11th-gen Civic made its global debut in late April

Regardless, sources mention that the regular Civic will be powered by a 1.5-litre, VTEC turbo mill, with CVT or 6-speed manual transmission options.

Also read: 11th-gen, all-new 2022 Honda Civic (FE-series) debuts - looks like a downgrade?

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Also, it's said that dealers have been ordering display units already and production is due to begin in June. The model is expected to be launched to Japanese customers in August.

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Closer to home, Singaporean customers are due to get theirs in October and as you may have guessed, it's pricier than the outgoing Civic FC.

Also read: Singaporean buyers to receive all-new 2022 Honda Civic in October; pricier than Civic FC!

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Although teased for a Malaysian debut this year, there has been no news yet about its launch - which means the 10th-generation Civic FC soldiers on for a while more.

Also read: Toyota Corolla Altis vs Honda Civic: Who should buy which?

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Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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