"We have no planned changes this year for Civic, there will be an update in 2019", Honda Australia said in a statement. This is a big seller for Honda with claims that it is the retail #1 vehicle in America. This aside, there are expected to be no changes to the Civic's interior.
Honda has unveiled the refreshed 2019 Civic coupe and sedan that builds on the 10th generation Civic line. There are tweaks to the front and rear bumpers, as well as the grille.
A new Sport trim will debut to slot between the EX and Touring, offering customers a value buy with a bit more of an athletic aesthetic.
The "Sport" trim, meanwhile, gives the sedan a cheeky rear spoiler as well as what Honda calls a "splitter-style" rear lower bumper incorporating a chrome polygonal exhaust finisher. The Civic's 1.5-liter VTEC® Turbo and 2.0-liter VTEC® engines are produced in Anna, Ohio and Alliston, Ontario.
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.
Going into details of the 2019 MY Civic, those without a keen eye would proably have a hard time looking for the changes. All variants of the 2019 Civic get the Honda Sensing technology which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System with forward collision warning, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control.