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2019 Honda Civic update revealed in the US

By David Bonnici, 14 Aug 2018 Car News

2019 Honda Civic update revealed in the US

Could this be the face of the 2019 Aussie Civic? Hatch and sedan get styling updates and safety boost for the American market

The Honda Civic range has received a mild facelift in the US that provides a glimpse of what we could expect when the Australian line-up is updated next year.

Styling tweaks include a fresh-looking piano-black grille treatment now common across all hatch and sedan variants and flanked by redesigned headlight units. The lower bumper has also been enhanced with the front splitter now blending seamlessly with an elegant chrome-trimmed fog-lamp surround. 

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The 2019 US Civic range will also come with autonomous emergency braking as standard as part of the latest Honda Sensing active-safety package that also includes lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

The range also gains a revamped infotainment system that does away with one of our long-standing Civic bugbears,      a conventional knob replacing the the annoying touch-sensitive volume slider that was difficult to operate while driving.

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It’s too soon to say whether these exact changes will make their way to the Australian range, which is built in Thailand. But a Honda Australia spokeswoman told WhichCar that the Civic is due to receive an update next year that will include modest styling changes.