The 2022 Honda Civic has just made its official debut. The model boasts a standard manual transmission, updates to the engine, sport-tuned suspension and brakes, limited-slip differential.
The Japanese automaker has unveiled its best-handling, best-equipped, most rigid in terms of body stiffness, and most technologically advanced 2022 Honda Civic Si. The car is based on the 11th-generation Civic Sedan, targets young drivers and offers an “affordable performance”, as Honda says.
The exterior features unique design cues, standard LED lights, functional aerodynamic aids; a new, more aggressive front bumper design, reshaped rear bumper with two big oval exhaust tips; front and rear spoilers, gloss black exterior mirrors and window surrounds.
18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels in matte black come standard. A new Blazing Orange Pearl exterior color is available exclusively for the Civic Si.
The new vehicle’s cabin features class-above materials, a new 7-inch color instrument display, body stabilizing sports seats, embroidered logos, red contrast stitching, sports pedals; a large 9-inch HD color touchscreen – the first on the Civic Si, a 12-speaker Bose premium sound system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto.
The 2022 Civic Si comes with the same suite of new active and passive safety features as other new-gen Civic models including driver and passenger frontal airbags.
For quicker response and better drivability, Honda updated the model’s 1.5-liter turbocharged VTEC four-cylinder engine. The unit produces 200 hp and 192 lb.-ft. of torque.
A new dual-coil silencer exhaust system increases exhaust flow, while an improved Active Sound Control system complements the engine’s natural exhaust note inside the cabin.
A six-speed manual transmission with the Civic Type R’s rev-matching system comes as standard.
A retuned suspension improves ride quality and handling. The steering system torsion bar becomes more than half stiffer. A new Individual mode is added to Drive Mode.
The new 2022 Honda Civic Si will be coming to dealerships later this year. We estimate it will cost around $26,200- 26,500.
Source: American Honda Motor Co.