Looking pretty close to an alleged leaked image, the sedan has been an icon of practicality and reliability.

Just a few weeks ago spies caught the next-generation European Honda Civic 5-door testing near the Nürburgring. This time the sedan version which is slated for the American market was caught.

Looking pretty close to an alleged leaked image, the sedan has been an icon of practicality and reliability.  However, newcomers such as the Hyundai Elantra and Suzuki Kizashi have upped the ante with dramatic styling, and that's not good for this ninth generation Civic as it looks quite drab, even in prototype form.

The next-generation Honda Civic is due next year and will debut as a 2012 model.

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