- the new 2022 honda civic hatchback will debut june 23.
- unlike the recently revealed sedan, the hatch will offer a six-speed manual transmission.
- honda is also moving hatchback production from the u.k. to its plant in indiana.
honda is nearly ready to show us the hatchback version of the new 2022 civic. along with a teaser image of the new body style that debuts june 23, honda also confirmed some great news: the hatch will continue to offer a six-speed manual like its predecessor.
we expect the hatch to come standard with the 180-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four that's optional on the 2022 civic sedan, as that model's base 2.0-liter inline-four likely won't be offered here. lx, sport, and ex trim levels are sure to be part of the lineup. along with the manual transmission, a continuously variable automatic will be available.
you can't see much in this dark, blurry image, but we know that the new hatchback will adopt the same design as the clean and attractive sedan. the key differences will be seen aft of the b-pillar, as the hatchback will have a different greenhouse and more cargo space in back.
once the hatchback is revealed, we'll still be waiting to see the new civic's performance variants, the si and type r. we're thinking that the new type r will once again come only as a hatchback, while the si will surely come standard as a sedan—although a hatchback si would be an interesting addition.
look for more information to come about the 2022 civic hatchback, which will make its live-stream debut on honda's youtube channel on june 23 at 6 p.m. eastern time.