I agree with you. The tag line I've heard from Honda Japan is that they felt like 10th gen owners have matured and they wanted the new gen Civic to match that idea. And while I'm sure some 10th gen owners love the more subdued look, it's lost it's identity a bit.
When I saw the 10th gen...
I know this will be a nice car but it is really starting to go away from it's roots. Like you said, it's pretty much an Accord Lite.
Who knows, maybe Honda will surprise us with something smaller like a new CRX/CRZ type vehicle. In a way that would make sense in the US. They dropped the Fit and...
Yep. This is a prototype... some elements will be toned down even further on the production model. Remember the 10th gen prototype reveal? While the production model was similar, many things were toned down.
It's interesting. Hyundai just went way out there in funky styling with their new Elantra and Honda took a hard turn to tone the Civic's funkiness down.
I wonder which company made the right move. Maybe both did.