A few days ago, pictures of the much-awaited production version 2022 Honda Civic were leaked out before the car even got released publicly. These are all published on MIIT's official site even before the official release. And primary impressions suggest that the car looks quite similar to the prototype model shown a while back.
The 11th generation white model of this Honda wears Chinese market symbols, including a "240 Turbo" one, which denotes the 1.5L VTEC Turbo engine. There is a distinct Accord styling to the all-new Civic.
Brand new posting on the Civic11 forum states a report of California Air Resources Board (CARB), the base 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and available 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder will be available on the 2022 version of the Civic. The transmissions also stay unchanged on those models. CARB is an agency that oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards.
Currently, the 2.0-liter engine generates 158 horsepower, and the turbocharged 1.5-liter has 174 hp. It is unknown if Honda made additional upgrades to dish out a few more horsepower or improve the fuel economy. The report states the CVT automatic gearbox would be the sole transmission offered on both engines. The manual transmission was absent in the document with the US-spec variant.
The 2021 Honda Civic with 2-liter Inline 4 under the hood delivers 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The combined efficiency of the engine comes out to be 29 mpg as rated by the EPA. Simultaneously, the 1.5-liter turbocharged powertrain provides an efficiency of 25 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway, and combined mileage of 29 mpg.
Source- Civic11 Forum