Bound Honda Civic facelift revealed

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It was back in 2016 when Honda introduced the 10 generation Civic, also known as the FC (Sedan and Coupe) and FK (Hatchback) body models.

Touring models now have 18-inch wheels as standard, and there's a new "Sport" trim that sits between LX and EX.

The Honda Sensing suite of active safety tech and some updated headlights should help the 2019 Civic score higher in safety tests from the IIHS.

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2019 Honda Civic gets piano black front fascia "wing" in place as standard.

Honda is hoping a facelift of its Civic sedan and coupe for the 2019 model year will help carry the auto to its 21st straight year as Canada's best-selling passenger vehicle. The saloon/sedan version receives more sporty-ish bits, with a rear spoiler, a "splitter-style rear lower bumper" and a chrome exhaust "finisher" modelled on the one used by the Si.

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Moving on to the Civic Sport, the newcomer is slotted above the LX and below the EX. Rounding off the list of cosmetic updates are new designs for the alloy wheels.

There is still no word as to when the Philippines will get the 2019 model Honda Civic.

There are no changes to the interior save for an updated 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a volume button.

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.

Under the hood, the Civic Sport is offered with a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine and is available with either a continously variable transmission (CVT) or a 6-speed manual transmission.

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