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Bound Honda Civic facelift revealed

14 August 2018

The Honda Civic has always been one of the best-selling cars in America, and for good reason.

The new 2019 Honda Civic made its debut Monday with a slightly revised front and rear bumpers, standard suite of advanced safety features, and a new Sport trim for all body styles that was previously reserved for the Civic Hatchback.

The Honda Civic sedan and coupe range has been given a very mild makeover in one of its most important markets. An adjustment to the front and rear fascias pass for a visual refresh, but only the most devout Civic fans will likely notice. Along with an updated design, the sedan and coupe receive a new Sport trim and standard Honda Sensing on all trim levels. There's also now a "Sport" trim on offer internationally, with 18-inch wheels, a splitter-style rear bumper, rear spoiler and added black detailing for the fascia. The Civic Sport slots in-between the current LX and EX, with Honda positioning it as a more sharply-styled option for those on a limited budget.

2019 Honda Civic
2019 Honda Civic Receives New Styling, Sport Trim

The Honda Civic is entering its third model year after starting off its 10th generation with a bang, and it's seen fit to shove a few more tricks up its compact car's sleeves. Inside, the 7-inch Display Audio infotainment system - with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - is standard, too. Its engine is the same 2.0-liter naturally aspirated I4 that the base trim uses, mated to the buyer's choice of a CVT or six-speed manual. Honda Sensing, the automaker's suite of active and passive safety systems, is now standard on every Civic trim from LX to Touring. The Sensing system features automatic emergency braking with forward collision warning, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, a lane-keep assist system, and adaptive cruise control.

"We have no planned changes this year for Civic, there will be an update in 2019", Honda Australia said in a statement.

Launch of the Civic facelift is slated to take place in the first half of 2019, and it is expected to be priced between Rs 16-20 lakh, where it'll go on to rival the likes of the Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra.

Bound Honda Civic facelift revealed