Honda Civic facelift unveiled internationally ahead of India launch

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Honda Civic facelift unveiled internationally ahead of India launch

The Honda Civic has always been one of the best-selling cars in America, and for good reason. This aside, there are expected to be no changes to the Civic's interior. 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.

The Honda Civic is entering its third model year after starting off its 10th generation with a bang, and it's seen fit to shove a few more tricks up its compact car's sleeves. There are tweaks to the front and rear bumpers, as well as the grille.

Launch of the Civic facelift is slated to take place in the first half of 2019, and it is expected to be priced between Rs 16-20 lakh, where it'll go on to rival the likes of the Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra.

There's also a redesigned lower bumper, which includes a full-width front splitter, and chromed C-shaped surround for the fog light pods. Other changes include new alloy wheel designs and larger 18-inch wheels for the higher trim levels. The 2019 Civic Sport uses a 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 158 horsepower teamed to a 6-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission. 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 Japanese carmaker has introduced mild cosmetic changes on the historic nameplate and has standardized its Honda Sensing technology in a bid to increase safety. Honda also updated the look of its halogen and LED headlights, as well, and there are a few new wheel designs in the mix. Whether you opt for the cheapest 2019 Civic LX, through to the maxed-out Touring, you'll get collision mitigation braking with forward collision warnings, road departure mitigation with lane departure warnings, and lane keeping assistance.

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