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Revised Honda Civic announced

  • Revised Honda Civic gets a sportier look
  • New in-car entertainment and safety kit introduced across the range
  • Introduction of the new Civic Sport

Honda has revealed details of several enhancements across the Civic model range for 2015 and the launch of the new Civic Sport ahead of next week’s Paris Motor Show.

From the outside both the hatch and the Tourer have been given a new sportier front bumper design featuring new headlamps with daytime running lights. The hatch also gets a redesigned rear bumper and side skirts plus a new black rear spoiler and LED rear lights.

The revisions are not limited to the outside either with both models also receiving a specification upgrade inside with new seat fabrics, door trims with chrome door handles and a new metallic black control panel.

New technology will also be launched including Honda’s in-car audio and information system and seven-inch display screen which features DAB Radio, Bluetooth, internet browsing, satellite navigation (as an option) and rear-view parking camera.

To help improve the cars safety credentials each model in the Civic range will benefit from Honda’s City Brake Active (CTBA) system as standard which is specifically designed to help avoid low speed accidents using radar technology to scan the road ahead, automatically applying the brakes if an imminent risk of collision is detected.

For those looking for a little extra performance and sporty appeal, the Civic line-up will be joined by the new Civic Sport. Based on the Civic hatchback, and powered by the 1.6-litre, 118bhp diesel engine or the 1.8-litre, 140bhp petrol engine, it also features a colour-coded rear spoiler and unique 17-inch alloy wheels. The Civic Sport will also share a lot of its design features with the forthcoming Type R including a new front bumper featuring a lower grille mesh and a black roof lining in the cabin.

More details will be announced at the Paris Motor Show next week and Parkers will be there in force to bring you all the latest news from the show.