American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has revealed the mid-cycle refresh of the Honda Civic, about two years after the Civic made its debut in the Philippines.
The most noticeable change are in the front fascia. It now features revised LED headlights and a standard black grille, which used to feature chrome depending on trim level. The lower front fascia has also been redesigned, featuring a larger opening with some chrome trimmings on top of the foglights. 18-inch wheels are now offered on the top trim Touring variant.
A new variant will be released in the US-market called Sport, a variant which used to be exclusive in the Civic hatchback. The Sport variant will sit between the LX and EX, and feature a blackened lower front fascia and a rear spoiler. There is also a new rear bumper design with a middle mounted exhaust similar to the Si.
In the US-market, the Civic is powered by either a 2.0-liter inline-4 i-VTEC petrol engine which produces 158 hp on the base LX, or a 1.5-liter inline-4 VTEC Turbo petrol engine, producing 174 hp. A 6-speed manual or CVT is offered, depending on the engine and variant.
Honda is also adding Honda Sensing as standard equipment on all Civic variants, which will feature driver assist aids which include, but are not limited to, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning, and Road Departure Mitigation.