quotes Honda’s executive vice president Dave Gardner saying the car is "the most fun-to-drive Civic Hatchback we've ever made."
He also said that the 11th-generation Civic Sedan "is already a runaway success," and he expects the soon-to-be-released Hatchback to continue the Civic lineup's strong performance.
The Hatchback is part of a series of 11th-gen variants of the Civic that will also include the high-performance Si and the Civic Type R. The Hatchback is an important Civic model for Honda, as it now accounts for more than 25% of all Civic sales.
The latest Civic Hatchback is intended to expand the car's appeal to a wider consumer base, with a sportier driving character. Honda has improved the Civic’s body, chassis, powertrain, and overall performance to help boost sales.
Honda has also amped up their safety technology with
including next-gen driver and front passenger airbags, and driver-assistive technology like Traffic Jam Assist.
The base LX model, which starts at $22,900 MSRP, comes equipped with a responsive 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine at 158-hp. A seven-inch color touchscreen and LED headlights also come standard.
If your budget is a bit higher, you can go for one of the trim packages; the Sport model starts at $24,100, and the top-end Sport Touring edition bumps the engine up to a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine at a starting price of $29,400.
Honda is targeting younger drivers with the 2022 Hatchback
Honda is targeting a young, active demographic with the features of its 2022 Hatchback. This starts with not only the standard safety features but also the simple yet sporty interior design as well as having the largest back seat of any Civic Hatchback in history.
The Hatchback is also being built in the United States for the first time, appealing to young people who like buying products manufactured domestically. Younger drivers have different priorities than older drivers and are looking for more eco-friendly vehicles.
The base model's 33 miles per gallon, city, and highway, making it appealing to younger people when they're shopping for a new car. Getting buyers earlier in life could make them Honda drivers for a long time, which is any car company's goal.
Buying a new car typically causes your insurance costs to go up because of its increased value compared to your older vehicles, So when you buy new, you always want to make sure you're getting the best deal you can on your insurance, especially if you're a younger driver.
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