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.