Honda Civic Updated for 2019

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Honda South Africa has announced specifications and pricing for its updated Civic. Here's what has changed and how much the updated Honda Civic costs.

Honda has updated the Civic for South Africa. For 2019, there'll be 4 models with 2 engine choices. Visually, the new Civic can be identified by the new wheels, redesigned front grille, while the rear receives new chrome detailing designed to highlight the stance of the Honda, while chrome garnish has been added to the front of the 1.8 Comfort, as well as around the fog lamps of the 1.8 Elegance and 1.5T Executive models. Inside, the updated Civic features revisions to the noise insulation package and new finishes.

There are 2 engines to choose from and all are mated to CVTs. The first engine is a 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol with 104 kW and 174 Nm. The second is a turbocharged 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor which produces 127 kW and 220 Nm. 

In terms of specification, all Honda Civics feature dual front, side and curtain airbags, complemented with a reverse camera and rear parking sensors on all, but the base model. Vehicle Stability Control is standard on all cars, as is Hill Start Assist, ABS anti-lock brakes and electronic brake force distribution (EBD). The touchscreen has been changed slightly and now features hard buttons. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard on all models, but the entry-level Civic. The top model looks to be very well specced in terms of safety as it features Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Following, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning and Lane watch with blind spot camera.

Honda Civic Price in South Africa (June 2019)

The updated Honda Civic comes with a five-year/200 000 km warranty, a five-year/90 000 km service plan, as well as three years of AA Roadside Assistance. Services are at 15 000 km intervals for the 1.8 models, and 10 000 km for the 1.5T variants.

1.8 Comfort CVT        R364 500
1.8 Elegance CVT      R408 500
1.5T Sport CVT          R474 700
1.5T Executive CVT   R507 600

Further Reading

Honda Civic Type R (2018) Video Review

Every Type R On One Track: Honda Civic Type R Special [Video]

Honda Civic Sedan 1.5T Sport (2016) Review