Honda has revealed a range of upgrades for the 2020 Civic, encompassing exterior styling enhancements and improvements to the infotainment system and materials used in the cabin to “further enhance the car’s usability and premium feel”.
The refreshed Civic gains a new symmetrical lower front grille around the fog lights, with smoothed surfaces and styling blades. A simpler grille beam configuration and new air-intake design are designed to give the front profile a cleaner, more aerodynamic design.
Upgrades to the Civic’s face also include full LED headlight clusters, and redesigned LED daytime running lights that follow the dynamic lines of the styling blades. New 16-inch alloy wheels are available for the entry-level model, while mid- and top-range models can be styled with sporty ‘Shark Grey’ 17-inch alloys for customers wanting a more dramatic look.
Adding to the range of existing colour options, the Civic will also be available in a new paint finish, Obsidian Blue.
The refined interior of the Civic has been upgraded with the inclusion of new textured interior panels that “reinforce the sophisticated, premium ambience”. An electric eight-way adjustable driver’s seat is available on top-of-the-range models.
The infotainment system connects the driver with the car seamlessly and incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Honda has enhanced usability by adding physical buttons and dials for the infotainment and climate controls, in response to customer demand.
Honda’s recently revised 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine offers 118 bhp and torque of 221 ft lb, combined with emissions of 90 g/km when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, and fuel economy of 62.8 mpg.
Customers will be able to test drive 2020 Civic at their local dealer from January 2020, with deliveries starting in January 2020.