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2022 Honda Civic Sedan begins production in Canada

May 10, 2021   Maryam Farag

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Honda has started production of the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan at Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) in Alliston, Ontario.

Honda’s approach on the new Civic is “man maximum/machine minimum” philosophy that maximizes cabin space for people, and minimizes space required for mechanical components.

“What we have accomplished with the Honda Civic, is taking it to a higher level of sophistication,” said Clement D’Souza, SVP, HCM. “We’ve created this clean and modern look by using new and first-time Civic technologies, which resulted in the most technologically advanced Civic ever, with a refined and innovative design.”

Faced with travel restrictions due to COVID-19, Honda R&D engineers from Japan and the production engineering team in the U.S. were prevented from coming to Canada. Therefore,         HCM engineers took on a larger role in preparing the 2022 Civic Sedan for mass production.

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Civic features a laser brazed roof, employing Honda’s technology that joins the roof to the body side panels; application of spray foam to hollow portions of the Civic Sedan body structure to reduce noise transmission; extensive use of aluminum, including an aluminum hood to enhance fuel efficiency; installation of a honeycomb mesh panel that stretches across the front of the instrument panel that hides air vents.

HCM is building the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine which produces 158HP at 6,500 rpm (SAE net) and 138 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm (SAE net).

 

 


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