the current civic (hatch) is a fantastic car, very practical, efficient, and fun. But a looker it is not.
But I continue to be surprised how many civic hatches I see everywhere. They seem just as common as the sedan around here, so they're doing something right
The window belt line certainly looks more like the Accord and most other traditional sedans vs the existing Civic Hatch where the belt line gradually moves higher at the rear door. Other than the fake intakes and wing it looks like they tamed down the exterior lines from the existing Civic. My guess is that the 2022 Civic sedan will look more like a traditional sedan than the existing Civic.
Vehicles owned (*=automatic):
Chevy: 82 Cavalier Type 10, 94 Cavalier Coupe* | Chrysler: 96 Town & Country* | Ford: 73 F100, 88 F150, 18 F150* | Jeep: 78 CJ-5 | Mazdas: 83 GLC, 85 RX7 GS, 86 323, 90 323, 90 B2600i, 92 Miata, 97 Protege, 01 B2300, 01 B3000, 04 RX8 | Nissan: 90 240SX SE | Plymouth: 88 Caravan* | Pontiac: 84 Grand Prix* | Toyota: 84 Celica GTS, 02 Tundra*
Just to add a new twist, this could be an ILX replacement. Honda could be focusing on updating the Acura sedans ahead of the Accord/Civic updates.
I wonder if Honda is still working on their multiple stroke length motor/if the next Civic will have any new engine tech.