Honda Civic gets new look, standard active safety features, Sport trim

Judy Cobb
August 14, 2018

Not for us, but the current FC generation Honda Civic was unveiled in the United States in September 2015, which makes it a month short of three years ago. The front gets a new paint black upper fascia wing, atop a restyled lower fascia. Both four and two door cars get new wheel designs, and the Touring trim gets larger, 18-inch wheels, replacing the old car's 17-inch design. 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. Other updates include a full-width front splitter, chrome side pod accents, updated halogen or LED headlights, new wheel designs, and a chrome accent on the rear bumper of the sedan.

Honda throws on 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, too, with a Berlina Black finish. This comes before Honda finally re-introduces the auto to the Indian market later this year.

No big change from the well-received 10th-generation Civic, which is expected.

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On the insides, Honda has updated the infotainment system and gets more safety features.

For the USA, the 2019 model year Civic sedan and coupe models gain a standard piano black winged grille, and revised halogen and LED headlight units.

Honda says this engine has been "enhanced" (thanks largely to new friction reduction measures), adding that it has incorporated more insulating material in key areas round the vehicle. Turning out attention to Honda Sensing, the suite includes Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist System. The 2019 Civic Sport uses a 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 158 horsepower teamed to a 6-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission.

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