This week Honda unveiled the 11th iteration of its oldest model, and in addition to a new look, there are also some notable technological differences in the Civic 2022 sedan.
Other highlights of the redesigned model include changes to its driver assistance technology, which has become standard across all trim levels. from model year 2019. The updated version of Honda Sensing in the new model has a camera with a wider field of view, better software and a more powerful processor.
According to Honda, this means that it is able “to identify pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles more quickly and more precisely” than the previous system which used a combination of camera and radar. This time around, it is also able to read traffic signs and transmit their information to the driver directly in the dashboard. It uses eight sonar sensors to help with features like low-speed brake control and to prevent forward and reverse false starts. It is also Honda’s first vehicle with the new, redesigned airbags that are said to help prevent head injuries to the driver or passenger in front tilt collisions.
New to the interior are the new standard color touchscreens already found in models like the Accord, with 7-inch screens on lower-trim models and an optional 9-inch version on the Touring version. The Touring version also has a Bose sound system, wireless Qi charging, and the ability to wirelessly connect to your phone for Android Auto or Apple CarPlay – by comparison, when deploying the 10th generation model it was only the second Honda with CarPlay or Android Auto support. For the driver, the Touring Edition features a 10.2-inch fully digital instrument panel.
Autoblog has more details on the new model which is taller, wider and it lacks a coupe version this time around. Honda will reveal more details about the hatchback version soon, including the Type R version, while the sedan is expected to release this summer with unspecified pricing.
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