FAQ to the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback - all your questions, answered
Sanjay · Jul 1, 2021 04:30 PM
A month and a half after the all-new 2022Honda Civic sedan (FE) made its world debut, its aptly-named Civic Hatchback stablemate broke cover last month. Let's sift through some of its frequently asked questions!
What's new with the Civic Hatchback?
Much like the sedan, under the new look comes a set of performance, safety, and technological updates.
For the first time in the Civic Hatchback's history, this model will be produced in Honda Manufacturing of Indiana's plant in Greensburg. This follows after the closure of the carmaker's Swindon, United Kingdom plant that assembled the previous-gen Civic Hatchback (FK).
The 11th-gen Civic Hatchback will go on sale in the United States and Japan later this year
Variant-dependent features include a 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster (the topmost variants in the USA and Japan get a 10.25-inch, fully-digital one), cloth or perforated leather seats, and also Qi-compatible wireless charging.
Sweetening the deal for the range-toppers is the inclusion of a Bose 12-speaker surround sound system.
First up, yes, the six-speed manual lives on in the Civic Hatchback! It's offered alongside a CVT.
Drivetrain remains traditionally front-wheel drive, with three engine options: two for the United States, and one for Japan:
2022 Honda Civic Powertrains
1.5L, turbo 4-cyl
180 PS / 240 Nm
2.0L, NA 4-cyl
158 PS / 187 Nm
1.5L, turbo 4-cyl
182 PS / 240 Nm
CVT / 6-speed manual
Handling-wise, Honda says the hatch's new body structure gives a 19 percent improvement in torsional rigidity over the preceding model. The stiffer structure supports improvements in ride, handling and refinement.
Where's the Civic Type R?
There's a bit of waiting involved for this as Honda says the Civic Type R will only be introduced in 2022.
It'll probably be a hybrid at that, with various reports saying that Honda might pair electric motors to an improved K20C 2.0-litre mill, the same one that's currently seeing service in the FK8 Type R.
Sorry to say but no. It's the nature of Malaysia's automotive market (tax structure and consumer demand among them) that makes it unfavourable for Honda Malaysia to invest into the Civic Hatchback for us.
Our regional neighbours - namely Thailand and Indonesia - will continue receiving the model.
Malaysians instead will be getting the Civic sedan. It could be previewed this year, but that is contingent on how things progress, including an improved Covid-19 situation.
After all, the all-new 2021 Honda HR-V's Malaysian introduction has been delayed too.
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.