This week, Honda unveiled the 11th iteration of its longest running model. In addition to a new look, there are also some notable technical differences in the 2022 Civic sedan.
Further highlights of the revised model are changes to the driver assistant technology, which became standard in all equipment variants from model year 2019. The updated version of Honda Sensing in the new model has a camera with a larger field of view, better software and a more powerful processor.
According to Honda, this means it can “identify pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles faster and more accurately” than the previous system, which used a combination of cameras and radar. This time it can also read traffic signs and forward their information to the driver directly in the dashboard. It uses eight sonar sensors to aid features like slow brake control and prevent false starts front and rear. This is also the first Honda vehicle to feature the redesigned airbags, which are designed to help prevent brain trauma for the driver or front passenger in angled head-on collisions.
Also new to the interior are standard color touchscreens previously used on models like the Accord, with 7-inch displays on models with a lower fairing and an optional 9-inch version on touring fairings. The touring version also has a Bose audio system, wireless Qi charging and the ability to wirelessly connect to your phone for Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. In comparison, when the 10th generation model was introduced, it was only the second Honda with CarPlay or Android Auto support. For the driver, the Touring Edition has a fully digital 10.2-inch instrument cluster.
Autoblog has more details on the new model, which is bigger and wider and doesn’t have a coupe version this time around. Honda will announce more details on the hatchback version shortly, including the Type R version, while the sedan is slated to launch this summer at unspecified prices.
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