This Sport model is part of a refreshed Honda Civic line-up
The face-lifted Honda Civic is available in five trim levels
Honda's 2015 Civic reaches dealer forecourts in March
Two petrols and one diesel engine are offered
Boot capacity is unchanged on the Civic - 477 litres for the hatchback and 624 litres for the Tourer
The car made its public debut at the Paris motor show
The Sport borrows elements from the production Type R
Boot capacity on the model is unchanged, at 477 litres in the hatchback and 624 litres in the Tourer
The updated interior features a new Android-based infotainment system
The interior gets new trim and new seat fabric options
New headlight graphics are among the Sport's styling changes
New 17-inch alloy wheels feature on the Civic Sport
The Sport's front bumper is similar to that used by the hot Type R
The Civic Type R is due to arrive next year
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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