Interior details of the 2022 Honda Civic have been released, outlining design aspects and features found in the 11th generation of the model. The OEM says that the new Civic was designed around a human-centric design, with modern, high-tech equipment integrated alongside uprated safety features.
Stylists and engineers are said to have revisited design concepts of previous generation Civics, again focusing on the Honda design approach of ‘Man-maximum, machine-minimum’, which means using technology and design to serve the needs of the driver and passengers.
The result is a simplified design, concentrating on ergonomics and driver-focused technology. Space has been created by using pulled-back A-pillars, a flatter dashboard to extend driver views, and a newly designed instrument panel to reduce windshield reflections and distractions.
A mesh metal honeycomb running from door to door and through the dash divides audio, information and climate control buttons, and also conceals air vents. Honda says that high-quality materials are used on touchpoints such as switchgear and controls to be practical and to hide fingerprints and smudges, and its new body-stabilizing seats are designed to keep occupants comfortable during long journeys.
All Civic trims will have either a partial or full (Touring model) digital instrument display. The LX, Sport and EX models will come equipped with a 7in color LCD instrument display. An all-digital speedometer and tachometer feature on the left-hand side of the instrument panel, and an analog speedometer is found on the right. Touring models will feature the Civic’s first all-digital, 10.2in LCD instrument display, showing a variety of information that is fully customizable from the steering wheel.
All models will have notably larger standard and available color touchscreens. LX, Sport and EX models will feature a 7in color touchscreen – the largest standard screen in Civic history. Civic Tourings, however, debut an all-new 9in color touchscreen – the largest ever in any Honda-brand vehicle – and features a physical volume knob, large, easy-to-recognize icons and a simplified navigation structure with fewer embedded menus. The touchscreen systems also come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as standard, and the Touring has Qi-compatible wireless charging as standard.
Another first for the Civic is the use of Bose audio in the Touring variant. Bose Centerpoint 2 and Bose SurroundStage digital signal processing were custom engineered so that each occupant has a clear listening experience. Audio engineers at Bose developed the sound system with advanced components and technologies, working closely with Honda engineers to integrate the system early in the vehicle design process for optimal performance. A dynamic speed compensation technology automatically adjusts system volume and tone based on vehicle speed, reducing the need for drivers to manually adjust settings while on the road.