Honda Pakistan has officially invited people for the booking of the upcoming 11th gen Honda Civic 2022. So by the looks of it, it can be said with confidence that Honda Pakistan will be launching the 11th generation Honda Civic maybe sooner than what we had been expecting. With all the sightings of the new Civic lately roaming around all over Pakistan covered in a camo vinyl, it was previously rumoured that the new Civic will be available for booking within the H1 of 2022. But with the bookings opening now, the official launch is sooner than expected.
Internationally, the 2022 Honda Civic was launched in April 2021, and as the tradition has been, Honda Pakistan launches the car after a year or so. So it is about time the 2022 Civic us unveiled.
Before we start with the blog, here are the three variants that have been made public by Honda Pakistan through their social media platforms:
Considering it says ‘tentative price’, be ready for the prices to jump 100k or more in near future. Booking starts from PKR 1,200,000 and the pay order or the demand draft needs to be in the favor of Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Limited. So if you want to be one of the first one to own the all-new Honda Civic 2022, better get to your nearest Honda dealership now.
But keep in mind you cannot see the car in person at least for now even if you have all the money to buy it. You are just supposed to trust Honda Pakistan with your money and book the car sight unseen and hope you will get the car in decent shape because looking at the past trend when Civic X was launched, the quality of the initial units of that car was seriously questionable. Honda pulled the same trick when selling the latest City.
Initially, like a month ago or so ago when the new car was first spotted, there were rumours of Honda Atlas Cars taking bookings of the new eleventh generation Honda Civic but as it turned out it was a false news at the time and in fact Honda Pakistan threatened to take actions against those who have been spreading such fake news. So considering that the 10th generation Civic is being phased out in maybe a month or so, it is time to take a look at the new car and compare it with the outgoing 10th generation Civic.
First of all, let’s start with the size of both cars. Here are the dimensions of the new generation Civic compared to current generation Civic.
|11th gen Honda Civic||10th gen Honda Civic|
|4674 mm||4630 mm|
As you can see, the new Honda Civic is not only a little longer, but also a little wider than the outgoing Honda Civic. The wheelbase of the new car is also more, but the height of the new car is shorter than the current Civic.
Visually speaking, the 2022 Honda Civic looks much more subdue than the current Civic which has pretty aggressive styling and body curves. The 11th gen Civic looks ‘grown up’ in fact compared to the current Civic. Looks are subjective, some might like the old one, some might like the new one. It is something similar that happened back when 8th gen Civic, affectionately known as ‘Reborn’ was launched back in the day. The design and shape of Honda ‘Reborn’ was pretty polarising but it is safe to say it won’t be this drastic between 10th and 11th gen Civics. However, it does look like a baby Accord.
So there was a major rumour going around in the beginning that the new Honda Civic will only be launched with the notorious 1.5L turbo engine and the company has decided to discontinue the 1800cc naturally aspirated R18 engine. But now since the pre-bookings have been opened, and the offered cars have only been mentioned to have that 1.5L turbo engine, it seems the rumour of the 1.8L engine being phased out were true.
When the turbo engine was launched back in 2016, it had a lot of teething issues partly because of our poor quality fuel available in Pakistan, and partly because it was not tuned for that poor fuel. Honda Pakistan in fact stopped the booking of the turbo Civic at least a couple of times throughout the 10th gen Civic’s lifetime. Due to that, the demand of the 1800cc NA engine has always been more than the turbo Civic.
But now since the demise of beloved R18 engine seems to be true, and only turbo L15 will be offered from now on, it is definitely going to be interesting how the all-turbo lineup is going to perform.
Interior and Features
If you look at the dashboard, well the new car follows the similar design language and while having the similar design ques, the overall look it updates. The centre console has similar size, location and dimensions, but the dashboard area facing the driver along with the cluster has the most amount of changes whereas the front passenger facing section of the dashboard similarly has different lines and cuts. The lines and curves of the 11th gen Civic’s dashboard looks like it has been inspired by the dashboards of earlier generations of Honda Civic; it has a similar vintage touch to it thanks to that honeycomb mesh type design.
The room inside is determined by the wheelbase of the car. And as you can see above, the new Civic has a 36mm (1.4 inches) longer wheelbase than the 10th gen Civic, and that means the new car will have slightly better room for the passengers, no matter how minimal.
Regular features that you already get in the Civic X of course are going to be in the new gen Civic. Besides that, there are also rumours that top of the line Civic RS Turbo will come with all the bells and whistles that are offered in international markets like the US or Europe. And those bells and whistles also include Honda Sensing Suite.
What is Honda Sensing, you might ask? Well it is, as Honda itself says,
Honda Sensing® is our exclusive intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to alert you to things you might miss while driving.
Honda Sensing Suite includes features such as:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System – CMBS
- Road Departure Mitigation System – RDM
- Adaptive Cruise Control – ACC
- Lane Keeping Assist System – LKAS
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Honda Watchlane
- Blindspot Information System
- Cross Traffic Monitoring
- Auto High-Beam Headlights – AHB
Keep in mind these are almost all of the features that Honda offers under Honda Sensing Suite in the international market, and even if it is offered here in Pakistan in their top of the line Civic variant, it is not necessary we will get all these features. There is a possibility Honda Pakistan will remove some of these features not only to keep the cost down, but also considering the fact our traffic here in Pakistan can be a nightmare and poor system might commit a suicide if it is bombarded with all the pedestrians and rickshaws and motorcyclists coming towards the car at the same time.
6-airbags, electronically adjustable seats and ambient lighting are also part of the top of the line 2022 Honda Civic Turbo RS.
As the image posts above says, the prices of the all new 11th gen Honda Civic are as follows:
- Honda Civic 1.5 Turbo M-CVT – Rs 5,099,000
- Honda Civic Oriel 1.5 Turbo M-CVT – Rs 5,399,000
- Honda Civic RS 1.5 Turbo LL-CVT – Rs 6,149,000
That is a lot of money for a Civic, but considering the inflation rate, it is inevitable that new cars will have eye watering prices. On the other hand, this also leads to the conundrum of whether to go for a 6.1 million compact sedan like Civic or at a similar price, in fact cheaper, you can go for something like Kia Sportage (PKR 5,788,000 for top of the line Sportage AWD) or Hyundai Tucson (PKR 5,999,000 for Tucson Ultimate). If you compare these cars, it is pretty obvious that what a crossover SUV offers at the similar price of a compact sedan feels kind of a no brainer.
If you still are looking forward to buy the new 2022 Civic, and want to sell whatever your current car is, better give CarFirst a call and sell your car in the easiest and hassle-free way now. Visit carfirst.com to book an appointment or for more details.