New rumors have surfaced on the five-door’s debut.

Towards the end of 2020, the new Honda Civic sedan test mule was spotted in the wild and, shortly afterward, Honda revealed the sedan in full on Twitch. Its new look included a longer hood a sophisticated look more in line with the current Accord generation. Gone are the love-’em or hate-’em C-shaped taillights at the back, and coming in is a subtler design language all-round. Spy shots of the hatchback version also give us the impression it will also be a subtler and more sophisticated fastback design. We’ve been getting excited about the 11th generation of the Civic, and now the Japanese rumor mill is spinning up and believes Honda will release the new Civic Hatch in November 2021.

The rumor comes to us from a Japanese print magazine called Magazine X via The report claims Honda plans to debut the new Civic Hatchback in Japan rather than the US, which would be a curious choice from Honda considering the hatch model will be built in the US now rather than in the UK. The report also claims the Civic will be the first to be underpinned by Honda’s new architecture it was previously believed the new HR-V would use it but was consciously absent when the crossover was unveiled recently.

We know that Honda has concentrated on crash-safety for the 11th generation Civic using its Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure. Honda has also talked about making the interior and ergonomics more comfortable for the average 45-minute commute people face. The next-generation will be for the 2022 model year and include the sedan and hatchback and the sportier Si flavor and a new high-performance Type R model. The standard models should be evolutions of the current drivetrain, but we would bet on the return of a hybrid version becoming available.

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