The Honda Civic has long been a popular choice amongst drivers looking for a sporty yet reliable vehicle at an affordable price. And now, after recently debuting the 11th generation of the Japanese coupe, Honda has pulled the cover off of a Euro-inspired hot hatch version of the Civic for the 2022 model year.
The Civic Hatchback is available with an optional turbocharged 1.5L VTEC inline-four engine that’s paired with a six-speed short-throw manual transmission with dual-mode paddle shifters and is good for 180hp and 177ft-lbs of torque. On top of Honda’s lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, and collision mitigation systems all coming as standard, the hatch also packs a Bose sound system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 9” color touchscreen, and a 10.2” all-digital instrument display. Inspired by European sportbacks, this new model boasts a host of suspension and steering upgrades allowing for markedly better cornering, as well as a 0.5” wider rear track and a 1.4” longer wheelbase that collectively bolster stability and handling. For more info on the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback, you can visit the manufacturer’s website linked below.