As if you needed another reason to dig the Civic.
The Honda Civic sedan and coupe range has been given a very mild makeover in one of its most important markets.
Building on the highly acclaimed 10th-generation Civic lineup and offering customers more of what they love about the model, the refreshed 2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe include updated styling, a new Sport trim for both body styles and standard Honda Sensing® technology on all trims. A blacked-out front fascia, rear decklid spoiler on the Sedan model, and a splitter-style rear bumper pair with 18-inch black alloy wheels to complete the aggressive look, but the Sport versions of the Sedan and Coupe receive a bit less performance than the Hatchback version.
Moving on to the Civic Sport, the newcomer is slotted above the LX and below the EX.
The Sport model also gets an updated 7-inch display audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, and all models get a volume knob, because Honda's engineers finally listened to the anguish of journalists and buyers alike while attempting to use the previous capacitive touch volume slider. Honda also updated the look of its halogen and LED headlights, as well, and there are a few new wheel designs in the mix.
For the U.S., the 2019 model year Civic sedan and coupe models gain a standard piano black winged grille, and revised halogen and LED headlight units.
The news certain to intrigue most buyers, though, involves the Civic's safety systems. Whether you opt for the cheapest 2019 Civic LX, through to the maxed-out Touring, you'll get collision mitigation braking with forward collision warnings, road departure mitigation with lane departure warnings, and lane keeping assistance.
Honda has not yet released pricing information on the 2019 Civic, but the addition of Honda Sensing to every trim could see the price creep up slightly.
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. For the new model year, Honda has tweaked the styling.