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As others said: baby Accord, boring. From the front, the XI looks kind of goofy with those eyes and those mirrors like cartoon character ears. It def lost it's aggressiveness.
Glad I have a X Sedan and X Type R. At least they have personality, stand out from the large crowd of anonymous cars.

For sure XI Civic will have nicer interior, newer tech. But performance-wise it won't be a big leap given all the environmental standards. It will be more or less the same.
People that fantasize about big hp bumps and Type R with 400 hp + AWD are dreaming. Honda won't spend huge on R&D for only a generation given that electrification is coming. The Type R perhaps will be a bit improved, but that's all.

Given that I'm interested in the performance/looks/distinction department I won't be upgrading to XI. Bland looks aside, just for having newer tech and a new interior does not justify upgrading for me.
 
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I’m going to save my opinions about the looks until the Si+type r are shown. But I’m assuming another small bump in power probably about 10ish hp for the Si and maybe 15ish for the R. This will probably be the last generation of petrol only performance and I expect Honda to transition to full electric/ hybrid nearing the end of civic XI.
 

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As others said: baby Accord, boring. From the front, the XI looks kind of goofy with those eyes and those mirrors like cartoon character ears. It def lost it's aggressiveness.
Glad I have a X Sedan and X Type R. At least they have personality, stand out from the large crowd of anonymous cars.

For sure XI Civic will have nicer interior, newer tech. But performance-wise it won't be a big leap given all the environmental standards. It will be more or less the same.
People that fantasize about big hp bumps and Type R with 400 hp + AWD are dreaming. Honda won't spend huge on R&D for only a generation given that electrification is coming. The Type R perhaps will be a bit improved, but that's all.

Given that I'm interested in the performance/looks/distinction department I won't be upgrading to XI. Bland looks aside, just for having newer tech and a new interior does not justify upgrading for me.
I'm only upgrading if they make an Si hatch. Possibly a Type R if it looks good, I don't mind a toning down of the Type R looks, although the main boy-racer thing is the spoiler and that won't change.
 
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As others said: baby Accord, boring. From the front, the XI looks kind of goofy with those eyes and those mirrors like cartoon character ears. It def lost it's aggressiveness.
Glad I have a X Sedan and X Type R. At least they have personality, stand out from the large crowd of anonymous cars.

For sure XI Civic will have nicer interior, newer tech. But performance-wise it won't be a big leap given all the environmental standards. It will be more or less the same.
People that fantasize about big hp bumps and Type R with 400 hp + AWD are dreaming. Honda won't spend huge on R&D for only a generation given that electrification is coming. The Type R perhaps will be a bit improved, but that's all.

Given that I'm interested in the performance/looks/distinction department I won't be upgrading to XI. Bland looks aside, just for having newer tech and a new interior does not justify upgrading for me.
Type R for now will not have AWD. Everyone wishes that but it just won’t happen. The Type R is the greatest FWD performance model on the road.

Now the Acura ILX replacement Type-S will have AWD. It’s supposed to be getting a version of the 2.0T the new Type-R will have. More then likely both models will have DWS which is an amazing thing. The Sedan for me has always been bland in the Civic generations. Ive always liked the Hatchback models better even when Europe had them exclusively.
 

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God how the hell are they going to make the Si variant look good with body styling like this lmao
 
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I'm only upgrading if they make an Si hatch. Possibly a Type R if it looks good, I don't mind a toning down of the Type R looks, although the main boy-racer thing is the spoiler and that won't change.
Personally from the only spy photos we ever got of the Type-R I think it’s going to look so much cleaner then the 10th Gen. I honestly can’t wait to see the 11th Gen hatch in person.
 

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The new Elantra has a much edgier look.

The media will say how sophisticated and toned down the new Civic styling is and the Elantra will now be considered the way overstyled car.

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I think this is EXACTLY what Honda wanted. At heart, Honda Japan's design language is pretty conservative and the North American designed 10th gen was an outlier for them.
 
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Most the GP who doesn't already own a Civic or Accord, and thus know it well, will have a hard time telling this apart from the 10th gen or the Accord, unless they were sitting side by side. I guess this is to save money on the design process, but seems most manufactures do this now. Or at least Toyota and Nissan certainly do.
 

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Most the GP who doesn't already own a Civic or Accord, and thus know it well, will have a hard time telling this apart from the 10th gen or the Accord, unless they were sitting side by side. I guess this is to save money on the design process, but seems most manufactures do this now. Or at least Toyota and Nissan certainly do.
We are past peak car, every manufacturer is trying to streamline because sales are going down YoY of all vehicles in general. They are being pushed to cost cut and reorganize. Honda specifically in 2018 with their CEO transition committed to reorganizing their business units. Particularly calling out things like why in the world do we have 13 buildable models for the Accord, etc. Besides also calling out their suppliers for being wasteful.
The more parts they can reuse between cars, the better for bulk pricing discounts on the manufacturing side.
 

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Looking forward to seeing what the SI brings. It might be good timing for me when my current lease is up.
 

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Thanks for the pics! Good to see one that actually looks like a production vehicle versus the flashy colored concept car. If you put those flashy colors on a car and take really good pics you can make any car look good. I’m not saying that this one looks bad but I’m just saying that photo creativity has a lot to play with how a car is perceived.

Like all things I think that it’ll take time to warm up to a new model. I’m sure it happens every time a new model comes out. Like someone else mentioned, the 10th generation civic is a bit flashier so we may have gotten used to those looks.

It’ll be nice to see a side-by-side comparison of this new civic with a 10th generation one. Everyone has their own style. Some like subdued while some like an edgier look.

The pictures shown may not be the most flattering pics due to the angles, especially the rear shot. I think it looks like a nice car.
 

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I really like the 11th Gen sedan design. The design is more refined and not over exhilarating (or looking like a modern Fiat Multipla e.g. the new elantra).
I would buy it as it is on the pictures. Other wheels, some black design elements and it will look better.

BTW: Chinese can't keep secrets from non-chinese companies.
 

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The flat lighting here sure as hell isn’t helping the conservative looks of the car. I really like the profile of the car, but the front and rear are snooze city. The Accord looks so much more balanced and aggressive . The upper grille area is especially unattractive.
 

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Ya, this is a lock for me on just gonna get a truck and embrace my being almost 50. My son loves the GenX sedan so he can have it/pay a very small family price for it and I will get a Ridgeline.
 
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