News Just now 2019 Honda Civic facelift unveiled in the US

Isaac Cain
August 14, 2018

There is still no word as to when the Philippines will get the 2019 model Honda Civic. An nearly legendary combination of reliability, affordability, and driving fun have been hallmarks of every (well, nearly every) Civic, and the 10th-generation version we have now is no different. After all, the Civic is targeting its third consecutive year as America's number one retail-selling auto and its eighth straight year as the top retail-selling compact vehicle (excluding fleet sales). For 2019, Honda's given the Civic Sedan and Coupe a bit more visual and sporty flair, and some very important safety technology to keep this all-star selling strongly. What sets it apart is the blackened lower front fascia and a rear spoiler for the sedan variants.

Touring models now have 18-inch wheels as standard, and there's a new "Sport" trim that sits between LX and EX.

A 2.0-liter engine connected to a CVT or six-speed manual transmission makes sure the Civic Sport drives as well as it looks. That's a shame for buyers looking for some even more affordable performance, but those more interested in looks and tech will likely be satisfied.

The sedan (as well as the coupé body style offered in North America) gain what Honda terms "evolutionary" styling updates.

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Inside the cabin, 2019 Honda Civic gets a seven-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a volume button. The 2019 Civic goes on sale later this year.

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

Finally, all trims of Civic will get the Honda Sensing suite standard, which includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System; Road Departure Mitigation; a Lane Keeping Assist System; and Adaptive Cruise Control.

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