As expected, Honda has taken the wraps off the redesigned 2022 Honda Civic. The total redesign gives the Civic an appearance that is similar to the larger Accord, which is quite a departure from the current Civic.

Officially dubbed a ‘prototype’, but a full look at the production version, the 2022 Civic is quite attractive. It’s merging many of the Accord’s design cues with proportions that differ widely from the larger the sedan. The hood is lower and the trunk deck shorter, which merged with the high belt-line of the Accord serves as an attractive mix. These proportions give the car a more premium appearance than one would expect from a front-wheel-drive compact sedan.

Honda did not officially reveal the 2022 Civic interior, but did release a sketch of it. Like the exterior, it serves as a radical departure from today’s Civic. Honda appears to have taken a page out of the Honda e’s book; doubling-down on a simple, horizontal design theme. The minimalist appearance features one large HVAC vent grille running the length of the dash and a control set that keeps buttons to a minimum; many controls will probably be found on the touchscreen resting atop the dash panel, which will be up to nine-inches.

So far Honda has not disclosed any technical details surrounding the new Civic either, but we expect to hear more in the coming months. The 2022 Honda Civic sedan is slated to hit the market in spring 2021, followed by a new hatchback, new Civic Si and then Civic Type R.