Soon after the hatchback goes on sale.
The 2022 Honda Civic recently went on sale in sedan form, but the Japanese automaker recently teased the upcoming hatchback model. There's only one day remaining before the Civic Hatchback makes its debut, plenty of time for one final leak to emerge. The Civic XI forum has obtained a marketing roadmap from an insider source.
The document was created by the Honda Info Center for dealerships, letting them know when certain Civic variants will go on sale this year. The hatchback can be ordered first in September 2021, and the Si will arrive one month later in October. We expect Honda will tease the Si soon if this product map is accurate.
As a reminder, the Civic Sedan offers two engine options, a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder with 158 horsepower or a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 180 hp. Both are mated to a continuously variable transmission. Honda already confirmed the hatchback would get a manual transmission option, while the Si and upcoming Type R variants will only come with three pedals. The Si will only come as a sedan since Honda discontinued the Civic Coupe following the 10th generation. As for the Type R, it will remain a hatchback-only model.
The Civic Hatchback should borrow the same 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder used in the sedan, producing the same power and torque figures. However, when the Si arrives, it should get a more highly-tuned version of the turbocharged engine, likely producing more than the outgoing model's 205 hp. We hope Honda will keep Si pricing similar to last year's model, which started at just $25,200.
Sadly, the leaked product map doesn't make mention of the hardcore Type R model, so we doubt it will arrive before 2022. The Type R should revive a power boost too, producing more than the current model's 306 hp.