It’s almost 3 years since the first revelation of the latest generation of the Honda Civic in the US and now the Japanese carmaker has decided to give it a nip and tuck. However, please note that the Honda Civic 2019 facelift mentioned in this article is for the North America market. At the moment, local car enthusiasts are only offered with the sedan configuration of the Civic.
Having been garnered various achievements in the American market with the top retail-selling model for 3 years in a row and number one retail-selling compact car over the past 8 years, the revamped Civic gets updates in its styling designs. Especially, the Sport trim will be introduced in the Civic Coupe and sedan. All trim levels receive Standard Honda Sensing technology.
Honda revealed they're in process of making a facelift of Honda Civic for 2019 model year
In terms of the renewed styling, the car makers endeavor to enhance the low and wide stance which has made its image. Along with the revised lower fascia, the change was also made on the grill where the chrome element was replaced by a piano black “wing”.
The front look gets beautified thanks to chrome side pod accents aside from the front splitter being designed full-width. Plus, there are updates to the halogen and LED headlights as well.
Coming to the rear, it is only the sedan that gets a chrome accent for the lower rear bumper. All 2-and 4-door models underwent treatments to revamp the wheel designs.
A new Honda Civic 2019 Sport trim is also introduced, expected to allure the most difficult car purchasers, offering the price slotting between the EX's and LX's. The Sports’ lower front fascia gets piano black. However, only the sedan will have garner a new rear decklid spoiler.
There is also a splitter-style rear lower bumper integrating into a Civic Si-style chrome polygonal exhaust tip. Last but not less worthy of note, there’s appearance of 18-inch ten-spook rims.
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The Sport trim (only in sedan and coupe) is expected to allure the most difficult car purchasers
The Honda Civic 2019 Sport gets power from a 2L naturally aspirated DOHC i-VTEC powertrain channeled to a 6-speed manual (for U.S market only) or CVT automatic (equipped with G-Shift Control) transmission. Updates are found in the 7-inch Display Audio coming with the volume button, Android Auto, and Apple Carplay as well.
All models from Touring to LX are equipped with standard Honda Sensing which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Keeping Assist System, and Collision Mitigation Braking System featuring Forward Collision Warning.
According to the latest auto news, the facelift is planned on the Honda Civic 2019 Coupe and Sedan only. Civic Type R, Civic Si, and Civic hatchback enthusiasts may be frowning upon this decision but who knows the car maker has been nurturing a bigger surprise for their fans. Let’s wait and see! Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.
The 2019 Civic Sport gets power from a 2L naturally aspirated DOHC i-VTEC powertrain
Know more about Honda Civic 2021
Currently, the Honda Civic compact sedan is now in its 10th generation. It was first introduced back in April 2016, and currently it has three variants. Under the hood, the 10th-gen Civic for the Philippine market has two engine options. The Civic RS uses a 1.5-liter turbocharge inline-4 that can make up to 171 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque. The second engine option is a naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter inline-4 that can produce a maximum of 139 horsepower and 174 Nm of torque. All variants use a continuously variable transmission, which sends all power to the front wheels.