2021 Honda Civic's test mule spotted, key design details revealed
Spy shots of a heavily camouflaged test mule of the next-generation Honda Civic have appeared online, giving away key design details of the premium sedan. The eleventh-generation Civic will come with a bunch of styling updates including a redesigned pair of LED headlamps and a slightly flatter bonnet. As per reports, the new Civic is expected to make its public debut in 2021-2022.
Changes on the exterior
Going by the spy shots, the upcoming Honda Civic will feature an updated dual-LED headlight cluster along with a repositioned grille slat and bigger central air. As far as the side profile is concerned, it retains the swooping roofline of its predecessor but with a slightly longer and flatter bonnet. However, details about the rear section and other design features remain under the wraps.
Under the bonnet
What's under the bonnet of the eleventh-generation Civic remains a mystery at present. In India, the existing model is available with a 141hp, 1.8-liter petrol engine that comes paired to a 7-step CVT automatic transmission and a 120hp, 1.6-liter diesel motor with 6-speed manual gearbox.
Inside the cabin
We are yet to get a glimpse of the interiors of the new Honda Civic. However, it will certainly carry some upgrades over the existing model. The current-generation Civic houses power-adjustable seats wrapped in leather, a sunroof, multiple airbags, and a three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel. It also offers a touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and voice command.
Availability and pricing
While there is no word on the launch date or pricing of the new Honda Civic, reports suggest it is likely to debut sometime in 2021-2022. In India, the sedan could arrive in 2022 and is expected to be priced upwards of Rs. 21 lakh.