The Honda Civic has always been available in various body styles. By far, its most common form is the sedan, but it's also available as a hatchback, coupe, and at one point, even a wagon. Following the launch of the new 11th-generation Civic last April, we've only seen it as a sedan so far. Thankfully, we won't have to wait long before the hatchback version officially debuts.
Honda announced that the next-generation Civic Hatchback will make its global debut on June 24, 2021. The automaker has also released a few teaser photos ahead of the launch, showing the outline of the five-door Civic.
Details about the Civic Hatchback are still scarce. Honda did mention, however, that it is “designed to fit lifestyle needs of young, active buyers with flexible packaging, fun-to-drive performance, leading-edge technologies, and premium Euro-inspired exterior styling.” More importantly, they once again confirmed that it will be available with a 6-speed manual.
As for the car itself, the teaser photos do give us an idea of what the 2022 Civic Hatchback looks like. For starters, the front end will look more or less the same as its sedan counterpart. Most of the changes can be seen from the B-pillar and back. From the looks of it, the hatchback will have wraparound taillights. It's a bit hard to spot, but a ducktail spoiler appears to be integrated into the back hatch. Oh, and there's still a rear wiper.
Though it's yet to be officially confirmed, expect to see the 6-speed manual option paired with the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine mill, similar to the previous-generation Civic. This variant will likely be called the Civic Si.
There's also another reason to be excited about the Civic Hatchback's debut. It means that the all-new Civic Type R is just around the corner. When will the new hot hatchback debut? We don't know yet, but the 5-door model will have to debut first.
Unfortunately, it is unlikely we will get the Civic Hatchback in the Philippines. That means no stick-shift 11th-generation Civic for us. But at least we won't have to wait too long for the arrival of the Civic sedan. Honda Cars Philippines Inc. has confirmed that the all-new Civic will arrive later this year.