The 10th generation Honda Civic is about to receive its first facelift since making its debut in late 2015. Along with an updated design, the Civic sedan and coupe receives a new Sport trim and standard Honda Sensing on all trim levels.
The refreshed Civic doesn’t look much different from its predecessor unless you notice the details. The upper part of front fascia wing is painted in black. The layout of the lower fascia has also changed; the vents are now integrated into a single unit rather than separated into three sections. 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.
The Sport trim joins the lineup for 2019 with a number of unique styling details of its own. These include piano black accents on the lower front fascia, black 18-inch wheels, and for the sedan, an added rear decklid spoiler. There is also a splitter-style rear lower bumper that has a central exhaust finisher similar to the one on the Civic Si.
Inside, Sport models receive an updated 7-inch infotainment screen and a volume knob that replaces the sliding mechanism on previous models. Under the hood, the Sport model receives the base 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, with a choice between a 6-speed manual or CVT.
Honda Sensing is now standard across all trims of the Civic sedan and coupe. This package includes collision mitigation braking system with forward collision warning, road departure mitigation with lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. By the 2022 model year, Honda aims to make Honda Sensing technology standard equipment on all of its vehicles.
The new Civic facelift will be available for sale in US market as a 2019 model later this year and is expected to begin reaching other markets next year.