2021 Honda Civic Preview: Release Date, Features, Specs, & Design.
Photo Gallery: 2021 Honda Civic
- On sale: in 2021
- Price from: start at at $22,005
A prototype of the new Honda Civic has been launched, ahead of the car’s arrival next year. Despite its official prototype status, we expect the showroom-ready car will share the vast majority of styling details.
One change will be the bodystyle; the car in these images is a saloon but UK buyers prefer the hatchback. A Honda Civic saloon was briefly available but sales were slow and we don’t expect the new saloon to come to our shores.
The new Civic is tasked with replacing both its predecessor and the bigger Honda Accord, so it’ll grow in size. These images show that it’ll also get a more restrained design, with less intricate headlights, a grille like the one on the latest Honda Jazz, and a more conventional tailgate style – albeit with a nice full-width light bar.
It’s thought the rest of the range will be hybrid, with Honda planning to electrify almost its entire line-up by 2022. Most likely is a modified version of the Jazz’s clever hybrid engine, which pairs a 1.5-litre petrol with two electric motors. The Jazz manages 0-62mph in 9.5 seconds and nearly 63mpg, and the Civic will need to post similar figures if buyers are going to switch from the recently discontinued 1.6-litre diesel.