The Japanese brand says it enhanced the car’s “premium feel” yet retained its dynamic performance.
The mildly refreshed Honda Civic, arriving early next year, has a restyled front end, an upgraded interior and new colour options.
The revised Civic features a new symmetrical lower front grille around the fog lights, with smoothed surfaces and sleek styling blades. A simpler grille beam configuration and new air-intake design give the front profile a cleaner, more aerodynamic design.
There's an additional lower grille section around the foglights, while the main grille has been simplified in a move designed to give the front profile “a cleaner, more aerodynamic design”. Full LED headlights are also available for the first time, accompanied by a minor redesign of the daytime running lights and honeycomb inserts, the latter of which are the result of customer feedback. The exterior changes are capped off by a new Obsidian Blue paint in addition to existing colours.
The facelifted Civic can be specified with a new design of 16in alloy wheels for the entry-level model. The mid and top-range versions can be optioned with sporty 17in wheels, available in a 'Shark Grey' coat.
Inside, there's a new, textured panel over the glovebox on the passenger side. An electric eight-way adjustable driver's seat has been added to the range-topping model. All models benefit from a revamped infotainment system, now with buttons and dials in response to customer demand. The connected infotainment system incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, plus Honda has enhanced usability by adding physical buttons and dials for the infotainment and climate controls, in response to customer demand.
The Civic retains its range of petrol and diesel engines. The 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo unit, with 126PS achieves CO2 emissions from 107g/km, while the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo produces 182PS and emissions from 128g/km.The three engine options, a 1.0-litre petrol, 1.5-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel, are unchanged.
Prices begin from £18,845 and customers will be able to test drive the 2020 Civic in dealerships from January 2020.