This is big news, and we couldn't be happier.
As much as recent supercar launches like the Ferrari 812 Competizione have enthralled us, most consumers will be more interested in cars they can actually afford such as the Honda Civic. That's why the new 2022 Civic is such an important vehicle.
Following a leaked pricing guide last week, we now have even more information about the new Civic and enthusiasts will be particularly pleased with the latest discoveries. In a new video, Carl Pulley from America Honda Motor Company, Inc. confirmed that the manual transmission is still very much alive for the new Civic.
After a brief tour of the new Civic Sport with black paint contrasted with sporty black trim and black wheels, Pulley steps in to share more insights about the 11th generation of the Civic. He describes the new Civic as "athletically sporty" although, as always, the more mature styling will come down to personal taste.
Answering some live questions from viewers, Pulley confirmed the news that will make keen drivers very happy indeed. "The sedan doesn't come with a manual but the hatchback will be next. We'll definitely have a manual transmission. We will definitely have an Si and as traditionally, [it] only comes with a manual transmission." That's great news for those who may not want the standard CVT that is equipped to the regular Civic Sedan.
Pulley further confirmed that the new Civic Type R will also come with a do-it-yourself manual. He emphasized that Honda's manuals are some of the best in the business and that's something we can agree with. Although Pulley declined to comment on pricing, a recent leak indicated that the new Civic sedan will start at $21,700 for the LX while the Sport will begin at $23,100. The Sport is a mere $50 more expensive than last year's equivalent.
With better tech, more efficient engines, and sportier derivatives with a manual gearbox, the new Civic ticks a lot of the right boxes and is destined to be a success.