A couple of weeks ago, images of what appeared to be the all-new Honda Civic leaked all over the web. If the pictures were to be believed, the next-generation sedan could closely resemble the Prototype version the company revealed in late 2020.
Recently, however, the Honda Civic has been sighted once more in China. This time, the sedan looked to be undergoing a thorough inspection by a group of individuals. The new images show a clear view of its front fascia.
Like the photos seen weeks ago, the Civic gets a restyled front end, slim headlights, an updated front grille, and a set of sporty alloy wheels. There are no images of the rear. However, it will likely resemble the design shown a couple of weeks ago. Overall, the next-gen Civic's design looks to be similar to the Accord.
Per the image source, the 2021 Honda Civic is expected to make its debut at this year's Shanghai Auto Show in April. If that's any indication, it could mean that the automaker is already making the final preparations for its official launch.
As far as engines are concerned, the Civic will supposedly use carried-over powertrains. Over in the US market, the naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter, as well as the turbocharged 1.5-liter mill, will continue to see use in the 2021 Civic. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) will also be the sole transmission option for the US-spec Civic. For the ASEAN-spec Civic, the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine and the 1.8-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four may also continue to see use once the 2021 Civic has been revealed.
With Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) already confirmed that the all-new Civic (as well as the City Hatchback) will be arriving later this year, we may not have to wait long for its global unveiling.
Source: CivicXI Forum