Spied: Mysterious Honda sedan spotted, what could it be?

Eric · Jun 30, 2020 10:10 AM

A mysterious Honda sedan has recently been spotted, though we’re not too certain what we’re looking at here.

Depending on who you ask, the new model seen here could be an all-new Honda Civic or an updated Honda Accord

The biggest clue that this could be the next-generation Honda Civic is the headlights – they look similar to the ones found on the 2022 Civic Type R (look it up). Even the side profile looks similar to the camouflaged Type R, lending credence that it could be Honda’s next-generation C-segment sedan.

Current Honda Accord for comparison

The side profile of this particular sedan disapproves the Honda Accord facelift theory, as the front and rear overhangs are considerably shorter than the current Accord, suggesting that this model is positioned below the D-segment Accord.

The Honda Civic has a typical lifecycle of 5 to 6 years:

  • Civic EK: 1995 to 2000
  • Civic ES: 2000 to 2005
  • Civic FD: 2005 to 2011
  • Civic FB: 2011 to 2015
  • Civic FC: 2015 to present

As such, the current-generation Honda Civic is already 5 years old, it would be logical that an all-new model could be introduced in the near future.