After removing the covers from the 2022 Civic sedan on April 14, Honda has now shared what the interior of the car will look like. The Japanese automaker shared a sketch of the cockpit which it says will carry a new design philosophy.
In a statement released by the automaker, Honda outlined the new interior design philosophy that will shape the interior design of future Honda models. The Honda Civic 2022 will be the first car to adopt this new concept.
According to the automaker, the interior design is inspired by classic human-centric designs of early Honda vehicles, the brand’s new simplicity helps improve the steering experience by removing complexity and promoting the user experience thanks to thoughtful and pleasant design elements.
The new design philosophy features a renewed emphasis on Honda’s classic “Maximum Man / Machine Minimum” approach that maximizes cabin space, while minimizing the space required for mechanical components.
This new interior concept will allow the cabin to free itself from visual clutter by emphasizing slim columns, a low hood and a large greenhouse for excellent visibility, allowing the driver and occupants to see the road. and the environment around them.
Johnathan Norman, Creative Manager for Interior Design at Honda in the United States, said: “Simplicity in design requires not only a strong philosophy, but discipline in the user experience. We’ve heard from designers working for other brands who say they’re inspired by the simple, human-centric design of older Honda’s, well, so do we! “
The 11th generation Honda Civic seeks to promote the company’s human-centered design philosophy. Exterior images of the new Civic released by Honda show a toned down exterior profile compared to the predecessor model. It has shiny black elements dominating the front of the vehicle, but not anywhere near how much it was used in the previous model. The hood now has sharper edges and extends to meet the Honda logo. The headlights and the lower bumper were also redesigned.
The next-gen 2022 Civic sedan is unlikely to hit Indian shores. The 10th generation Civic didn’t stir up much emotion in India. Despite being one of the top performers in its segment, Honda eventually had to stop producing the car for the Indian market.