Paris Auto Show: Honda Civic hatchback and wagon facelifts debut
Honda has introduced the facelifted Civic hatchback and wagon at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
These minor changes have been applied on the Euro-spec Civic which has gained a restyled front bumper together with updated headlights that incorporate daytime running lights. Opt for the hatchback and you also receive a tweaked rear bumper, black rear spoiler, modified side skirts and LED taillights.
The biggest change inside the cabin is the implementation of an Android-running infotainment system equipped with a seven-inch touchscreen display and providing support for DAB and Internet radio, Bluetooth, satellite navigation (optional), rear-view camera and Internet browsing. Honda has also installed chrome door handles, revised upholstery as well as metallic black accents.
The 2015 Honda Civic hatchback will also be available in a Sport derivative featuring bespoke 17-inch rims, front mesh grille inserts and a sportier front bumper. Customers will be able to select between a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter gasoline engine with 142 HP (104 kW) or a 1.6-liter turbodiesel generating 120 HP (88 kW).
All 2015 Civic models will come equipped as standard with a City-Brake Active system created to diminish the risk of a low-speed crash by using a radar to scan the road up ahead. Working at speeds of up to 19 mph (30 km/h), the system will automatically apply the brakes if it detects an imminent risk of collision.
Besides the facelifted Civic range, Honda is displaying in Paris prototypes of the Euro-spec Jazz, HR-V and CR-V, along with an updated Civic Type R concept.