• Style upgrades for Honda Civics
NEW CIVIC SPORT: The new Honda Civic Sport will borrows design cues from the new Type-R. Image: Honda
• New Civic Sport
• Honda Connect audio system
• New Honda City-Brake system
SWINDON, England - Honda, ahead of the 2014 Paris auto show, has released images and details of several enhancements to its 2015 UK-built Civic range and the launch of a Civic Sport.
The Civic and Civic Tourer have a new front design featuring new LED headlights containing daytime running lights and a new bumper. The Civic hatchback has a new rear bumper, skirts and a black spoiler.
The new Civic has upgraded cabin finishes, among them new upholstery and and contrast stitching on the head restraints, new door trim with chromed door releases and a control panel finished in a metallic black.
IMAGE GALLERY: Honda Civic Sport
The 2015 Civic range will also premiere Honda’s Connect in-car audio and information system which offers convenience and connectivity, among its featues AM/FM, DAB and Internet radio, Bluetooth, internet access, satnav and a reversing camera. The system uses Android 4.0.4 and has similar pinch, swipe and tap functionality of a smartphone on a 17.7cm.
NEW CIVIC SPORT
The Civic line-up for Europe has been expanded with the introduction of a new derivative - the Civic Sport. It's based on the Civic hatchback with the choice of a 1.6 88kW diesel or 1.8 104kW petrol engine. Each is decorated with a colour-coded spoiler and 17” alloy rims.
The Civic Sport borrows design elements from the upcoming Type R, among them new bumper sporting a lower grille mesh and black roof-lining.
All Civics will get Honda’s CityBrake system, designed to help avoid or mitigate a low-speed (30km/h or less) collision. It uses radar to scan the road and will brake if the driver does not react to the danger.
Honda’s news media conference will take place at the 2014 Paris auto show on October 2.
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