Japanese firm's family hatchback and estate gets minor nip-and-tuck treatment and updated trim levels
2 October 2014

Full pricing has been released for the Honda Civic and Civic Tourer, with the 2015 face-lifted model priced from £15,975 up to £26,970 and available in five trim levels.

The entry-level Civic hatchback is priced from £15,975 up to £25,935 and the estate Civic Tourer starts at £18,650 climbing to £26,970. Trim levels offered are S, SE, SR, Sport and EX Plus.

S trim gets 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights and hill-start assist. SE trim adds a leather steering wheel and gear stick, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels and dual-zone climate control.

Sport grade comes with 17-inch black alloy wheels, black roof lining, privacy glass and a body colour-coded rear spoiler and lower mesh grille. The racy-looking Sport model, which made its debut at last year's Paris motor show, borrows styling elements from 2015’s new Type R.

SR trim boasts leather interior, heated front seats, an eight-speaker audio system and a glass roof. The range-topping EX Plus trim gets driver and front passenger electric seats, interior 'clue' ambient lighting and LED headlights.

Honda's additional Driver Assistance Package is a £600 option on all models, which adds forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot information and traffic sign recognition.

The same engines are offered from the outgoing Civic; petrol buyers can choose from either the 99bhp 1.4- or 140bhp 1.8-litre VTEC engines on the hatchabck.

Honda's 118bhp 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine is available on hatchback and Tourer models, while the 1.4-litre motor is not available on the Civic Tourer. The chassis remains unchanged; separate tweaks were made to it late last year.

Changes across the entire Civic hatch and estate facelift range include new front and rear headlight graphics and technology, new front and rear bumpers, new side skirts, a new finish for the rear spoiler and new interior trim, including updated seat fabric options. 

Also new across the range as an option is Honda's Connect infotainment system, based on the Android platform, which allows uses to pinch, swipe and tap the screen as they would on a smartphone.

Boot capacity on both models is also unchanged - remaining at 477 litres in the hatchback and 624 litres in the Tourer.

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Our Verdict

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is an impressive achievement and a worthy rival to the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, but it isn't quite up to class-leading standards

24 September 2014
What are headlight graphics ?

Harvey56

24 September 2014
Harvey56 wrote:

What are headlight graphics ?

Not only that, but "front and rear headlamp graphics".

24 September 2014
Harvey56 wrote:

What are headlight graphics ?

The shape/layout of the headlights themselves - in this case those new LED strips around the edge form part of the new headlight graphics. It's a fairly substantial change from the current car.


"Work hard and be nice to people"

24 September 2014
I bet Honda can't wait for this model's lifecycle to be over. Hopefully they will have learnt ugly cars don't sell well!

MrJ

24 September 2014
'Silk Purse' springs to mind. I hope Honda and its designers will eventually come to their senses and start producing good looking cars again.

24 September 2014
...but the looks are still too extreme. They've managed to make 17" wheels look tiny.


24 September 2014
C segment and Sporty looks put together usually involves a Turbo. An old 1.8 just can't cut it in this segment. Plus, did I mention it's as ugly as ever and will never get in the top 10.

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

24 September 2014
I know that some people need the practicality, but this move towards 5-door only model ranges means that those of us who don't need the extra doors just can't have a more 'sporty' looking version. The Clio (and sadly any forthcoming Twingos) are good examples of this. Manufacturers harp on about increasing choice and personalisation, but they're depriving us of some of the more basic elements of choice.

24 September 2014
Awful. A bit of a nip and tuck on the UKs ugliest car, results in the UKs ugliest car with a bit of a nip and tuck. They really need to put this thing out of its misery and do a clean sheet design, preferably with design houses like bertone or pininfarina.

24 September 2014
...the only person in the country who actually likes the look of this?

Seems like it. Sadly for Honda, I'm not in the market for a mid-size hatch at the minute!

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