Published: Tue, August 14, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Honda Civic Receives New Styling, Sport Trim

Honda Civic Receives New Styling, Sport Trim

As if you needed another reason to dig the Civic.

The 2019 Honda Civic features some very mild styling updates. Since its introduction, the 10th-generation Civic has amassed dozens of major industry awards and accolades including the 2016 North American Car of the Year award, 2017 Kelley Blue Book Overall Best Buy of the Year, 2018 Car and Driver 10Best and 2018 AUTOMOBILE All-Stars award. There are tweaks to the front and rear bumpers, as well as the grille.

No word on how much the 2019 Civic Sport will cost, at this stage.

A new Sport trim will debut to slot between the EX and Touring, offering customers a value buy with a bit more of an athletic aesthetic.

Other cosmetic changes include new wheel designs, and larger 18-inch alloy wheels for the top-spec non-sports trim level.

Both body styles of the new Sport trim get the standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with either a CVT or 6-speed manual transmission, which makes 158 horsepower and 138 lb. -ft. of torque, 16 hp and 24 lb. -ft. less than the 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder in the Hatchback Sport model and higher-tier Civics.

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

Inside, the Civic facelift gets Honda's updated seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Honda also updated the look of its halogen and LED headlights, as well, and there are a few new wheel designs in the mix. All variants of the 2019 Civic get the Honda Sensing technology which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System with forward collision warning, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The news certain to intrigue most buyers, though, involves the Civic's safety systems.

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