The 2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe just touched down in America with a few mid-cycle updates.
Visually, the compact models stand out from their restyled front bumper and apron, upper and lower grilles, and halogen and LED headlights.
At the rear end, the four-door version gets a chrome accent on the lower part of the bumper, whereas the larger 18-inch rims found on the Touring trim round up the list of styling updates.
New for the 2019MY is the Honda Civic Sport. The grade slots between the LX and EX and comes packed with piano black lower front end and side pod accents. The Sedan adds a decklid spoiler and splitter-style rear lower bumper that incorporates a polygonal exhaust tip with chrome look, similar to the Civic Si.
The Civic Sport sits on 18-inch alloy wheels with a 10-spoke design and Berlina Black finish, and gets an updated 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Powering the new Civic Sport is a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter VTEC engine that works together with a six-speed manual gearbox, as standard, or an optional CVT. While Honda didn’t confirm the power output, the 2.0-liter engine is most likely the 158hp unit found in existing models.
The final upgrade Honda prepared for the 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe is the addition of the Honda Sensing driving assistance suite, which is now standard on all grades.
Part of their commitment to offer it at no extra cost on all vehicles by 2022, it brings Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Honda didn’t say when the 2019 Civic will go on sale across the nation, but it should arrive at dealers this fall, in all likelihood.