New 2022 Honda Civic hatchback revealed: prices, specs and release date

June 25, 2021 by

The hatchback version of the latest Honda Civic has been revealed, complete with a hybrid engine as standard. Read on for full details.

  • Honda Civic hatchback revealed
  • Sharp but simple styling
  • Revised interior
  • New infotainment system
  • Range of petrol engines
  • Up to 180hp
  • Goes on sale Autumn

The UK-bound Honda Civic hatchback has been revealed, following on from the saloon model revealed earlier this year.

Details of the five-door model are pretty limited at the moment, though this key Ford Focus alternative will use a hybrid engine as standard.

New 2022 Honda Civic hatchback design

As expected, the Civic Hatchback takes on much of the same styling elements as the saloon. It has a near-identical boxy face, with thin rectangular headlights flanking a mesh grille.

The side profile is largely similar, albeit with the five-door bodystyle resulting in a much more sloped roofline.

Changes at the back are a little more drastic. Totally different taillights have been introduced and are connected by a light bar that stretches the full width of the tailgate. There’s a new faux diffuser too, plus a set of chrome pseudo exhaust exits.

New 2022 Honda Civic Saloon interior and infotainment

There’s a whole new dashboard design for the Civic Saloon

The interior of the new Honda Civic hatchback has yet to be revealed, but expect it to be similar to the saloon — which itself is quite the departure from the old car. The infotainment system has been moved to the top of the dash rather than being placed centrally within it, with a honeycomb trim piece now cutting straight through the middle of the dashboard too.

The infotainment now sits atop the dash, rather than in the centre of it

That new infotainment system is 7-inches as standard, though a 9-inch version is available optionally, with both supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

There’s a new digital driver’s display too

A new digital driver’s display is available, along with a revised steering wheel that has less chunky spokes than before.

New 2022 Honda Civic hatchback engine

Powering the Honda Civic hatchback is a 1.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid engine, lifted from the latest Jazz and HR-V. No word on figures for the unit, but expect it to be pretty similar to the HR-V which uses a pair of electric motors and the engine to produce 131hp and 253Nm of torque.

It sends its power to the front wheels through a CVT gearbox, which works similarly to an automatic albeit with a single ‘gear’. This helps to optimise revs for efficiency or performance depending on how you’re driving.

New 2022 Honda Civic hatchback price and release date

No word yet on how much the Honda Civic hatchback will set you back but expect it to have a slight bump over the current car’s £21,700 asking price to compensate for the new hybrid engine setup.

Sales are set to start in autumn, so it shouldn’t be too long before we get more info on the hatchback.

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