Honda rolled out its 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe by giving it updated styling, a new trim package and making its Honda Sensing safety-technology standard on all trim levels.
The latest changes to the 2019 Civic enhance the compact car’s aggressive and sporty design. Designers restyled the front bumper and grille, adding chrome side pod accents and updating the halogen or LED headlights. Both the Sedan and Coupe get new wheel designs, including larger 18-inch rims for the Touring trim.
The new Civic Sport trim package, which is aimed at budget-conscious buyers, will slot between the LX and EX trim packages. The trim package features a 2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine mated to either a CVT with G-shift control or 6-speed manual transmission. Designers also included a rear decklid spoiler and a splitter-style rear lower bumper. The trim package also receives the updated 7-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Civic is the top-selling compact car in the United States and it was only logical the vehicle was next to get Honda Sensing as standard equipment. Honda has pledged to make the safety package standard on all new cars it builds by 2022. Some features of the safety package include Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control. Honda says Honda sensing is now standard on all Honda car and light trucks.
Honda expects to sell more than 1 million units this year of the 10th-generation Civic, which has been the top-selling compact car in the U.S. for the past eight years.