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2022 Honda Civic Prototype Revealed As International Ford Focus Fighter: Video

In the United States, Ford has already exited the passenger car market completely, save for the Ford Mustang, and that includes the compact Ford Focus. But in other markets around the world, the Focus continues to be sold. Now, the international Focus has a brand new competitor to square off with in the near future – the 2022 Honda Civic.

The 2022 Honda Civic seen here is technically a prototype, but like most of Honda’s previous “prototypes,” it’s likely a very close representation of what the actual production model will look like. Now in its 11th generation, the next Civic adopts more of an upscale, sophisticated design, accented by the prototype’s Solar Flare Pearl exterior hue.

Honda says that its designers looked to design concepts from past Civic models for inspiration for the new model. That includes the previous generation’s low overall height and hip point, hood, front fenders, and horizontal beltline. However, changes were made to the upper body to enhance visibility for both the driver and passengers.

The interior has received an overhaul as well, with a new dash that features a honeycomb grille insert that hides the HVAC vents. The 2022 Civic will debut a host of new technology features as well, including an all-digital cluster and a new 9-inch full-HD Display Audio touchscreen mounted atop the low-set instrument panel.

The 2022 Civic will also introduce a variety of new active and passive safety systems, including an upgraded suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies and new airbag designs. The new Civic comes with an advanced version of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure with both improved occupant and pedestrian collision protection.

The 2022 Honda Civic is scheduled to launch in late spring of 2021, beginning with the Civic Sedan and followed by the Civic Hatchback, Civic Si, and the Type R.

We’ll have more on this and all Ford and Lincoln competitors soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Focus news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Stalkbroker94

    I just know Roy is going to comment here like he knows anything about sales and international companies.

    1. Roy Chile’s

      You should b Obsessed with your partner NOT ME broke stalker

      1. Stalkbroker94

        Don’t flatter yourself, Roy. Your predictable behavior getting called out does not equate to obsession. Your comment does, however, reek of projection. Do you always get triggered?

  2. Tom

    It’s sad to watch a 100+ year old company run away from 30% of the market with its tail between its legs. If they hadn’t squandered billions over decades paying ridiculous UAW wages and work rules, maybe Ford could still be competitive in all markets segments. When the pickup truck fad ends, goodbye Ford.

  3. Mark L Bedel

    New Honda Civic will more than likely sell here…Focus…hello??? At least the Civic’s new design is something respectable in its execution…not like the abomination the last iteration was.


      I worked for a dealership as a shop foreman for almost 30 years. I’ve been thru the disastrous launches of the Contour, ‘94 Mustang and Probe. I’ve suffered and conquered the VV carburetor!!! Anybody remember those? I left in 2006 and Ford was lost. They still are. Henry is spinning in his grave! No passenger cars besides the Mustang which doesn’t sell in great numbers. Management is always looking for the quick buck. Not long term. We have always trailed the japs in quality and durability. All to do with greed. Well I have ranted enough!!
      Let me get in my Honda C-RV with 275000 miles on it. Always makes me sad.

      1. Stalkbroker94

        Kind of sad you rant about Ford, but you can only afford a crappy CR-V with an exaggerated amount of miles.
        Please, tell me about your experience dealing with international markets and sales.


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