Today, the 2019 Honda Civic (facelift) for worldwide markets has been revealed, and it is this model that will launch in India early next year. Cumulative sales of the current generation Civic will surpass one million units this year. As standard, there's now a front "wing" finished in piano black instead of the chrome bar we saw on the pre-facelift Civic displayed at the Auto Expo, a reworked, more angular front bumper with chrome accents for the fog lamp housings and a chrome strip for the rear bumper. For the new model year, Honda has tweaked the styling. An adjustment to the front and rear fascias pass for a visual refresh, but only the most devout Civic fans will likely notice. There's also a full-width front splitter, and chrome side pod accents.
At the rear, there's now a chrome accent on the lower bumper for the sedan. Other changes include new alloy wheel designs and larger 18-inch wheels for the higher trim levels.More news: Carmelo Anthony will come off the bench for Rockets
As for the tech, there's now Honda Sensing standard across the board. Honda has added a new Civic Sport trim between the base LX and the EX trims. Under the hood there's a 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC VTEC engine, which will be offered with either a CVT or a 6-speed manual transmission.
A new cosmetically enhanced Sport variant has also been added to the U.S. range which comes with more piano black in the front, a rear spoiler and imitation splitters on the rear bumper.More news: Trump Signs Defense Spending Bill Giving 2.6% Pay Raise to US Troops
Wearing some very slight styling changes, the Civic's controversial-but-popular design continues for 2019 and beyond. Turning out attention to Honda Sensing, the suite includes Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist System.More news: Blue light from phone screens may gradually cause blindness