The sedan looks better in more flamboyant shades.
The 2022 Honda Civic Sedan was unveiled in prototype form last November, showing off a more mature overall design than the current Civic. Since then, photos of the production Civic Sedan have leaked and to nobody's surprise, it's hard to distinguish from the prototype. Based on those pictures, it seems that not everyone has been won over by the Civic's new look. If you're still undecided, the CivicXI forum has some new close-up spy shots of the Civic Sedan that provide a clearer look at its overall design. Better yet, these are US-spec Civics. It hasn't changed our impression of the Civic, finished here in Platinum White and Lunar Silver, as a mini Accord.
The new pictures reveal a cleaner, less fussy look than the current Civic. These pictures show off a new wheel design that is different from the China version of the Civic. These wheels are attractively styled but nothing remarkable. The front fascia looks very similar to the Civic prototype, with slim headlight clusters, but unlike the prototype, this one has front fog lights. At the back, we have a clearer impression of the design than before. There are the same large taillights we've seen before, but this white example doesn't have the blacked-out clusters of the prototype. The prototype's sporty dual exhaust outlets are also not visible here.
From the side, one spy shot reveals the unique beltline that kicks up behind the back door. This is a neat design element but overall, the new Civic Sedan is a fairly conservative vehicle. We look forward to seeing it in sportier Si spec, as this model appears to be quite a basic variant. We also think that the Civic looks better in more adventurous colors than the white example seen here. The 11th generation of the Honda Civic is expected to be officially revealed next month. A new Civic Hatchback will also form part of the lineup, but the sexy Civic Coupe won't be returning.