The 11th generation Honda Civic sedan has been fully revealed in production form with its new sporty design, advanced technology, and cutting-edge safety features. I will leave no stone unturned while reviewing the specifications and price of the 2022 Honda Civic in Nigeria. Honda Civic has been around for nearly 50 years.
The production of the Honda Civic can be dated back to 1973, ever since then Americans have purchased more than 12 million civics. This makes the Civic one of the top three best-selling passenger cars in America for the past 48 years.
What’s new in 2022 Civic:
The 2022 Honda Civic is debuting with a new design, new safety systems among the rest.
New features include:
- All-new simple, clean exterior, and interior styling
- Civicfirst all-digital LCD instrument display (Touring)
- Standard new7-inch color touchscreenwithApple CarPlay®& Android Auto™ integration
- Available new HD 9-inch color touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay®& Android Auto™ integration
- Civic-first Bose premium sound system with 12 speakers (Touring)
- Qi-compatible wireless charging (Touring)
- Enhanced architecture and stronger body
- A more powerful and fuel-efficient 1.5-liter turbo engine
- Updated suspension and steering tuning for improved handling and ride
- Groundbreaking new front airbags designed to reduce traumatic brain and neck injuries
- Civic-first rear-seat side airbags
- Updated Honda Sensing® system with new front wide-view camera, plus new Traffic Jam Assist and Low-Speed Braking Control (Touring)
The new exterior design
The new 2022 Civic’s windshield pillars have been moved rearward by nearly 2 inches from the bottom, this elongates its hood for a premium silhouette. Virtually, this connects the pillar to the front wheel hub, a subtle design element that emphasizes its wheels and tires for a stable, planted stance.
A stronger rear shoulders, wide-set LED taillights, and the upswept and aerodynamically efficient trailing edges of its trunk lid adds additional stability to the sedan.
The company adopted the use of LED lights extensively for the exterior.
Honda made it known that the Civic will be available in eight exterior color options, three of the colors are new: Meteorite Gray Metallic, Sonic Gray Pearl, and all-new Civic-exclusive Morning Mist Blue Metallic.
The interior design
The low, flat beltline and uncluttered design throughout its cabin give the occupants a feeling of spaciousness.
The pulled-back A-pillars, low hood, flat dashboard, and hidden windshield wipers enable the windshield with clearly defined corners for a panoramic view.
The low cowl is now the same height as the door sills for an uninterrupted and harmonious flow that extends from the dash to the rear doors. To improve visibility, the outside mirrors have also been positioned away from the windshield pillars.
The instrument has also been designed with minimum cutlines to reduce windshield reflections and visual distractions.
A striking metal honeycomb mesh accent that stretches from door to door across the dash has also been added to the all-new Civic.
To give you premium luxury, Honda is made use of high-quality materials throughout the interior. Touchpoints were the main targets because they wear off easily. The new premium center console trims are specifically to hide fingerprints and smudges to help maintain a high-end appearance.
Available on all trims is the new front-seat design. It makes use of Honda’s Body Stabilizing Seat approach, the new generation seat frame firmly holds the body, thereby enhancing comfort on long drives.
Latest technology and safety systems
This is the first time all Civic trims will have either a partial or full (Touring) digital instrument display while gaining notably larger standard and available touchscreen.
Standard on LX, Sport, and EX grades is a 7-inch color LCD instrument display that is similar to the display found in Accord. All all-digital speedometers and tachometers are on the left side of the instrument panel, while a physical speedometer dial occupies the right side.
Touring models are debuting with Civic’s first all-digital LCD instrument display that measures 10.2-inches. This instrument displays high-definition full-color LCD panels that display a variety of information that are customizable from the steering wheel.
Custom modes include showing gauges in a traditional round needle-and-dial, or bar graphs flanking the left and right of the screen. In the middle is a variety of user-selectable information, such as the current music selection and a trip computer, with the center of the display used to indicate the status of various Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive systems. In a surprise-and-delight feature, the brake lights, headlights and turn signals of the displayed Civic vehicle image turn on and off with those functions.
The 7-inch in the LX, Sport, and EX grades comes with buttons at the bottom row for skipping music tracks, navigating the audio menu, and selecting between phone, radio, Bluetooth or USB media, or a connected smartphone for use with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The all-new 2022 Civic Touring’s 9-inch color touchscreen is built upon the foundation laid by the Display Audio system in Honda models such as Accord, Odyssey, Pilot, and Passport. It’s the largest touchscreen any Honda vehicle has had. It features a physical volume knob, large, easy-to-recognize icons, and an amplified navigation structure with fewer embedded menus. Hard buttons for Home and Back functions are located on the left.
To ease stress while using the touchscreen instrument, the company added a stable surface to rest your hand. The touchscreen systems also come with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, while the luxurious Touring trim comes with Qi-compatible wireless charging.
2022 Honda Civic Touring also features the first use of Bose audio. With Bose Centrepoint 2 and Bose Surround Stage digital signal processing, the new system was custom engineered precisely for the Civic’s new interior so drivers and passengers regardless of their seating position.
The new Bose Premium SoundSystem Details:
- One 3.25-inch (80 mm) Bose Twiddler mid/high-range speaker in the center of the instrument panel.
- Four 1-inch (25 mm) lightweight neodymium tweeters – one in each A-pillar and one in each rear door.
- Two 6.5-inch (165 mm) wide-range speakers – one in each front door.
- Two 5.25-inch (130 mm) wide-range speakers – one in each rear door.
- Two 3.25-inch (80 mm) Bose Twiddler mid/high-range speakers – one on each side of the rear deck.
- One 8-inch (200 mm) woofer in the center of the rear deck.
- A Bose digital amplifier with 12 channels of custom equalization and advanced digital signal processing.
The rigid body structure
According to Honda, the 2022 Civic is the most rigid one in the company’s history. It comes with an 8 percent improvement in torsional rigidity and a 13 percent improvement in bending rigidity versus the previous generation. The Stiffer structure supports improvements in ride, handling, and NVH.
Engine, fuel efficiency, and powertrain
Available for the 2022 Model is two 4-Cylinder engines that were carried over from the outgoing Civic. A naturally aspirated 2.0-liter or a turbocharged 1.5-liter. Both are paired with an updated continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) uniquely tuned for each engine. Its power delivery, engine sound, and overall refinement, and EPA fuel economy ratings of both engines are improved, with the 1.5L also getting a boost in power output.
All LX and Sport trims will come with the 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder engine that produces 158 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 138 lb.ft at 4,200 rpm. It will be mated with the revised CVT transmission.
The EX and Touring trims will come with a 1.5-liter turbo 4-Cylinder engine that produces 180 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 177 lb.ft torque at 1,700 at 4,500 rpm on 87 octane gasoline. The power went up by up to 6 hp and 15 lb.ft from last year’s model. The CVT for the 1.5-liter turbo features improved torque converter performance, while also adopting revised Step-Shift programming.
The Standard Normal and Eco driving modes, 2.0L Sport and 1.5L Touring trims of the 2022 Civic now feature a user-selectable Sport mode. Using a toggle switch on the center console, the new Sport mode alters the drive ratios and mapping for a sportier feel and changes the meter lighting to red. Eco mode reduces throttle and transmission sensitivity, as well as air conditioning output to help preserve fuel efficiency.
Safety systems in the 2022 Honda Civic
Both passenger and driver frontal airbags in the all-new 2022 Civic are designed to better reduce conditions associated with brain injury by better controlling head motions in certain types of crashes. The new airbags use an innovative donut-shaped structure to cradle and hold the head to reduce rotation. The passenger-side front airbag uses a three-chamber design to achieve a similar result, with the two outer chambers designed to cradle and control head rotation.
Advanced compatibility engineering (ACE) body structure has also been added to the Civic. occupant protection in angled frontal collisions, with a new upper A-pillar structure, side frame, and lower firewall structure is brought about by this system.
The standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver-assistive technology makes use of a new single-camera system that provides a wider field of view than the previous radar and camera-based system.
For the 2022 Civic, Honda Sensing has been advanced with expanded driver-assistive functionality. The system now adds Traffic Jam Assist, and the new camera-based system improves on existing functionality, such as more natural brake application and quicker reactions when using Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). It also has more linear and natural steering action when using the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). With the addition of eight sonar sensors, Civic, for the first time, features Low-Speed Braking Control, and front and rear false-start prevention.
Honda’s leadership in advancing pedestrian safety continues. The 2022 Civic features a new front bumper beam safety plate designed to decrease leg injuries and a hood with an embossed inner structure designed to improve head protection performance.
Global pricing of 2022 Honda Civic
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of the 2022 Honda Civic will start from
Price of 2022 Honda Civic in Nigeria
The price of the 2022 Honda Civic in Nigeria will start from … with full customs duty and other taxes. Without duty, the car will cost about …
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