The current Honda Civic is about to receive its first refresh since debuting in 2015. The sedan and coupe will receive a new Sport trim and standard Honda sensing, along with an updated design.

At a glance, the refreshed Civic doesn’t appear too dissimilar from its predecessor. But a deeper look will show features such including the upper front fascia wing being painted black. The layout of the lower fascia has also been updated, as the vents have now been integrated into a single unit as opposed to three separate 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.

According to Motortrend, the Sport trim joins the lineup for 2019 with a variety of unique styling details, including piano black accents on the lower front fascia, black 18-inch wheels, and the sedan, an additional read decklid spoiler. There is also a splitter-style rear lower bumper that has a central exhaust finisher, similar to the Civic Si. Inside, Sport models will receive an updated 7-inch infotainment screen and a volume knob that replaces the sliding mechanism on previous models.

Credit to: Honda

Honda is positioning the Sport trim between the LX and EX, suggesting it should be affordable. Although the organisation hasn’t yet announced pricing for the 2019 Civic, 2018 prices in the US ranged between $19,835 and $22,235 for the LX and EX sedans, or between $20,245 and $22,695 for the LX and EX-T coupes. Under the hood, the Sport model receives the base 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, and buyers can choose between a six-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, the automotive giant hopes to make Honda Sensing technology standard equipment on all of its vehicles.

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