18 Nov 2020: Next-generation Honda Civic showcased in prototype form
Ahead of the production model's launch in 2021, Japanese automaker Honda has revealed the prototype of the 11th-generation Civic.
As for the highlights, the premium sedan gets a refreshed design and a minimalist cabin with a 'floating' 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment console. However, the engine details are yet to be revealed.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: 2021 Honda Civic: At a glance
The 11th-generation Honda Civic's prototype has a big radiator grille, C-shaped black-accented air dams, and sleek LED headlamps.
The car is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, prominent shoulder lines, and 19-inch black alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli Pilot Super Sport tires.
A subtle boot lip spoiler, oval exhaust tips with glossy black surrounds, and wrap-around LED taillights are present on the rear side.
Fact: Power and performance
The powertrain details of the 2021 Civic sedan are yet to be revealed. In India, the current-generation model gets a 1.8-liter petrol mill that makes 140hp/174Nm and a 1.6-liter diesel motor that generates 118hp/300Nm. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed manual or CVT gearbox.
Interiors: How does the cabin look like?
The prototype model of the next-generation Civic has a 5-seater cabin with a minimalist dashboard, an electronic parking brake, auto climate control, and a multifunctional power steering wheel.
The sedan houses a digital instrument cluster and a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment console.
To ensure the safety of the passengers, there are multiple airbags, a rear-view camera, and an advanced driver assistance system.
Fact: How much will it cost?
The 11th-generation Honda Civic will be launched in the US around mid-2021 and should make its way to India in 2022. It will sport a price-tag of around Rs. 20 lakh, and shall go against Hyundai Elantra as well as Skoda Octavia.