Honda gives 2019 Civic a snazzy new look

Honda gives 2019 Civic a snazzy new look

Honda gives 2019 Civic a snazzy new look

To make it sportier, the front lower bumper gets a full-width splitter. 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.

Big changes are happening to one of America's favorite small cars.

First introduced in the fall of 2015 in Sedan and later Coupe form, the 10th-generation Civic lineup includes the European-inspired Hatchback, the performance-focused Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan and the world's fastest front-wheel-drive vehicle, the Civic Type R. Cumulative sales of the 10th-generation Civic will surpass 1 million units this year. There are tweaks to the front and rear bumpers, as well as the grille.

The new 2019 Honda Civic made its debut Monday with a slightly revised front and rear bumpers, standard suite of advanced safety features, and a new Sport trim for all body styles that was previously reserved for the Civic Hatchback. Civic Sport sedans get a rear spoiler, and both get styling touches borrowed from the Si, plus 18-inch wheels.

Pricing hasn't been announced yet for the refreshed 2019 Civic models.

Going into details of the 2019 MY Civic, those without a keen eye would proably have a hard time looking for the changes. Adding more tech to the Sport, the new trim receives the updated 7-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration and volume button.

All sedans and coupes now will be equipped with forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control.

This will undoubtedly go a long way towards wooing more safety-conscious buyers, and should help the Civic's safety scores for 2019, as it missed out on Top Safety Pick status from the IIHS for "Poor" headlight performance, though the crash prevention technology was rated as "Superior" despite only being available on some trim levels.

I was always surprised that Honda had a Sport trim for the Fit but not the Civic.

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