We're hoping these accessories will be available in America.
After the Civic Sedan was revealed back in April, the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback debuted this week with a cleaner design, a vastly improved interior with better quality materials and more advanced tech, and a new naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine. It's certainly an improvement over its predecessor, even though the exterior looks rather uninspiring.
If the new Civic Hatchback look is too conservative for you and you can't wait for the next-generation Civic Type R to arrive, Honda has revealed a new range of official cosmetic accessories that make the hatchback look less boring.
To make the front fascia look a tad more aggressive, Honda is offering a new front skirt. Mirror covers are available, but the most significant upgrade is a new rear wing that gives the hatchback a much sportier appearance. To spruce up the interior, Honda can add illumination to the center console and cupholders, illuminated Civic badges for the door sills, and projector lamps that emit a Civic logo on the ground when the driver door is open.
For now, Honda's new accessories for the 2022 Civic Hatchback are only in Japan, but we would be surprised if they don't become available in America since Honda offered a range of accessories for the last-generation Civic Hatchback in the US.
These upgrades are purely cosmetic, and Honda isn't offering any powertrain upgrades. Under the hood, the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is available with either a 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque or a 1.5-liter turbo rated at 180 hp and 177 lb-ft. In the US, the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback will go on sale this September, with pricing to be confirmed later this year.
If you want more power, you'll need to wait for the new Civic Type R to arrive. Alternatively, it's probably only a matter of time before aftermarket tuners extract more power from the new Civic Hatchback.