Facelifted 2015 Honda Civic Gets New Type R-Inspired Sports Derivative

Honda has refreshed its Civic hatchback and Tourer models in Europe, both cosmetically and technologically, while also adding a new Sport grade to the range.

The mid-life tonic gives both 2015 Civics a new pair of headlamps with integrated daytime running lights and a redesigned front bumper, while the hatchback further benefits from a restyled rear bumper, side skirts, rear spoiler and LED rear combination lamps.

Minor enhancements were made to the Civic’s interior, with fresh designs for the seat fabrics, new door trims with chrome door handles and a control panel finished in a metallic black.

More importantly, Honda is introducing its new Android 4.0.4 –powered Connect in-car audio and information system with swipe and tap functionality for the seven-inch display screen.

A new automatic low-speed braking system called City- Brake Active (CTBA) is now standard across the range.

We’ll forgive you for mistaking the blue model in the pictures for a milder Type R; it’s actually a new addition named Sports, which Honda says, comes with “visual links to forthcoming Type R”.

Unfortunately, it all starts and stops with the cosmetic stuff as there are no changes under the hood with the Sport offered with the regular 120PS (118hp) 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel and 142PS (140hp).

Even the visual features are limited to a new bumper that echoes the styling of the upcoming (and turbocharged) Civic Type R, a color-coded rear spoiler and unique 17-inch alloy wheels finished in black.

The 2015 Civic will debut at the Paris Auto Show.

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  • That Ross Chap

    Looks really quite good… makes me very excited for the new Type R

  • Matt

    Looks like an off-road model with those arches and ride height.

    Not a very attractive car.

  • someone

    Look good but… WE WANT THE TYPE-R!!!!!

  • Vassilis

    Front looks good, the rest is just horrible. I don’t understand why Civics keep getting uglier.

  • c3vzn

    Wait Android 4.0.4 an operating system that’s 3 years old or Android 4.4?

  • Batman

    now just fix the ugly sedan!!!!

  • Nate

    How is this a “sporty” car? It gets less than 200hp and overall, looks soft.

  • Tony

    This would be awesome in the USA.

  • Shane Soliquo

    Why are Asians and Asian countries so good in what ever they do? They top everything good, everything which adds value. Their influence extends everywhere, just blows my mind!

  • shephrd

    Why isn’t this in America? This is much better than the boring Civic Sedan in the States. Does Honda hate North America or do we just not have enough buyers for sporty cars? The Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST seem to be selling well. It just doesn’t make any sense.

  • AnDrew

    Civics are getting confusing . S Types are they all the Sport and is the Black Edition a Sport too ?
    S, SR , EX , ??????