New 2020 Civic – Styling refresh & interior enhancements

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March 2020

Honda has revealed a range of upgrades for the 2020 Civic, encompassing exterior styling details and improvements to the infotainment system and materials used in the cabin, to further enhance the car’s usability and premium feel.

The refreshed Civic builds on the car’s purposeful silhouette and muscular stance by adding a new elegant, symmetrical lower front grille around the fog lights, with smoothed surfaces and sleek styling blades.

Upgrades to the Civic’s face also include full LED headlight clusters, and redesigned LED daytime running lights that follow the dynamic lines of the styling blades. New 16-inch alloy wheels are available for the entry-level model, while mid- and top-range models can be styled with sporty ‘Shark Grey’ 17-inch alloys for customers wanting a more dramatic look. Honda has introduced a new Sport Line model to its 2020 Civic line-up, featuring exterior design cues inspired by the acclaimed Type R. The new Sport Line model is available in a top of the range model EX.

Adding to the range of existing colour options, the Civic will also be available in a stand-out new paint finish, Obsidian Blue.

The refined interior of the Civic has been upgraded with the inclusion of new textured interior panels that reinforce the sophisticated, premium ambience. The Civic continues to combine class-leading versatility and practical usability, now with the added benefit of an electric eight-way adjustable driver’s seat available on top-of-the-range models.

The intuitive, connected infotainment system connects the driver with the car seamlessly and incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Honda has enhanced usability by adding physical buttons and dials for the infotainment and climate controls, in response to customer demand. Honda SENSING, the suite of active safety and driver assist technologies is standard across the entire range.

The Civic retains its range of highly-efficient and powerful engines, with CVT or six-speed manual transmissions. The 1.0 litre VTEC Turbo unit, with 126 PS, sits alongside a larger 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo petrol option producing 182 PS. The recently revised 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine offers 120 PS and completes the line up.

The refreshed Civic retains a sophisticated chassis setup that delivers outstanding handling and ride comfort. A lightweight, highly rigid bodyshell – the product of innovative new engineering and construction techniques – complements the lower centre of gravity and the sophisticated MacPherson strut suspension system to deliver an engaging and fun driving experience.

Want to experience the new 2020 Civic? Your local Vertu Honda dealership is home to a range of demonstrator models including the new EX Sport Line grade. There has never been a better time to experience the Honda Civic.

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