Updates to the 2019 Honda Civic sedan range have been announced this week, the big news is the greater availability of the Honda Sensing safety suite of driver-assist technologies.
Previously, the safety suite containing autonomous-emergency braking, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control was only available on the flagship VTi-LX, it’s now standard on the VTi-L and RS variants. Additionally, the suite has been bolstered to include automatic high-beam.
Electrically-folding rear-view mirrors have also been added to the VTi-L and RS.
There are new alloy wheel designs across the range and the front bumper has been redesigned with a new lower grille to emphasise a muscular stance, while a piano black upper grille is now fitted to all models apart from the VTi.
Rounding out the exterior changes is the addition of rear privacy glass on the VTi-S and two new colours, Platinum White and Phoenix Orange, the latter is exclusive to RS.
On the inside, there’s a new dashboard design featuring a geometrically embossed pattern, new seat trims on the VTi-S grade and above, red seat-trim stitching on the RS, a volume control knob, new hard keys for the core display screen functions and reworked climate controls.
VTi and VTI-S are powered by a 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine producing 104kW and 174Nm, the rest on the line-up gets a 1.5-litre 127kW/220Nm turbocharged four-cylinder petrol. Regardless of the engine, a CVT sends power to the front wheels.
2019 Honda Civic sedan pricing (excludes on-road costs):
VTi - $22,390
VTi-S - $24,590
VTi-L - $27,990                           
RS - $31,990
VTi-LX - $33,690
Equipment highlights:
- Electric parking brake with automatic brake hold
- Halogen projector beam headlights with auto off timer
- LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
- Electrically adjustable door mirrors
- LCD Driver Information Interface with colour display
- Cruise control
- Single zone climate control
- Power windows (auto up/down function driver and front passenger)
- Black fabric seat trim
- Sunvisor vanity mirror
- 60/40 split fold rear seats
- Rear seat armrest with two cup holders
- 8-speaker audio
- 7.0-inch colour infotainment touchscreen
- AM/FM radio
- Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
- USB connectivity
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Multi-angle reversing camera with dynamic guidelines
- Tyre Deflation Warning System (DWS)
- Security alarm
VTi-S adds
- 16-inch alloy wheels in dark grey finish
- Piano black sports grille
- Front halogen fog lights
- Door mirrors with integrated LED indicators
- Smart keyless entry with walk away locking
- Push-button start
- Black fabric seat trim with chequered accent
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- LaneWatch camera
- Variable intermittent front windscreen wipers
- Front parking sensors
- Rear parking sensors
- Privacy glass (rear)
VTi-L adds
- 17-inch alloy wheels in dark grey finish
- Auto headlights (dusk sensing)
- Electrically retractable door mirrors with auto-fold function
- Illuminated sun visor vanity mirror (driver)
- Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist technologies
RS adds
- 18-inch sports alloy wheels
- Piano black B- and C-pillars
- Front LED fog lights
- LED headlights with auto-levelling
- Auto rain-sensing wipers
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching
- Paddle shifters
- Black leather-wrapped gear shift knob
- Black leather seat trim with red stitching
- 8-way adjustable electric driver seat
- Heated front seats
- Drilled alloy sports pedals
- Dual-zone climate control
- 452-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers, including subwoofer
- Digital radio (DAB+)
- Shark fin antenna
- Boot spoiler
VTi-LX adds
- 17-inch sports alloy wheels in dark grey finish
- Electric sunroof
- Auto-dimming rear view mirror
- Power windows auto up/down function (all)
- Paddle shifters
- Heated front seats
- Satellite navigation with SUNA live traffic updates
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