UPDATED: A Honda spokesperson has meantime confirmed to Automobile and Driver that the Civic gained’t be provided with all-wheel-drive, due to this fact quashing rumours made earlier this yr of a attainable all-paw gripping Sort R.
Honda has formally taken the wraps off of the eleventh era Civic in North America, regardless of billing it as a prototype.
Unveiled solely in sedan guise with a hatchback confirmed for 2021 together with the sporty, North American market unique Si in addition to the red-hot Sort R, the Civic intently derives most of its appears from the Accord with the grille being a transparent nod to that used on the Jazz, whereas the coupe-like rear finish bears some resemblance to the earlier era hatch.
Completed in a color known as Photo voltaic Flare, the prototype rides on 19-inch black alloys, which will probably be provided in manufacturing kind along with the color, and boasts a outstanding decrease air consumption, L-shaped daytime working diodes built-in into the headlights, entrance roof pillars moved backwards, mirror relocated nearer to the doorways and a delicate boot spoiler in addition to L-shaped LEDs throughout the rear gentle clusters.
Stated to have been designed with youthful patrons in thoughts, Honda has solely detailed the inside by way of a single sketch, which nonetheless reveals a minimalist design with not solely a freestanding touchscreen infotainment system stated to measure nine-inches, however an Accord-style centre console, three dials on the facia for the local weather management, a digital instrument cluster and a mesh design for the dashboard with the precise air vents being hidden.
Unsurprisingly, no additional particulars relating to spec was made, with Honda merely stating that the Civic will probably be provided with “a number of new energetic and passive security techniques”, in addition to a revised model of its Sensing suite of driver help techniques.
As initially reported, particulars relating to the Civic’s powerunits weren’t revealed, though experiences are it’ll proceed with the outgoing mannequin’s turbocharged 1.5-litre engine, the usually aspirated 1.8 and within the case of the Sort R, probably a hybrid model of the outgoing mannequin’s 2.0-litre turbo. Sure markets can even get a three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbo and a hybrid with a plug-in hybrid more likely to be part of at a later stage. Transmissions will as soon as once more encompass a six-speed guide or a CVT.
Whereas nonetheless to be confirmed, likelihood is that the Civic will probably be making its native market debut someday subsequent yr with the sedan taking desire over the hatchback, which can as soon as once more be restricted to the Sort R. Extra particulars, together with spec and drivetrain, will probably be revealed later.
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