Revised 2015 Honda Civic revealed at Paris Motor Show

Fresh styling updates and in-car tech for the 2015 Honda Civic and Civic Tourer, as well as a new Sport model

The Honda Civic family hatchback has been treated to a host of minor styling updates, with the refreshed Volkswagen Golf rival debuting at the Paris Motor Show.

The exterior changes are fairly subtle, but include a sportier front design with a sleeker front bumper, and new headlamps including daytime running lights. The hatchback also adds a diffuser-style rear bumper, deeper side skirts, a black-finished rear spoiler and smart LED rear lights.

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In-keeping with the refreshed exterior, the inside has received some minor attention. It looks a bit more upmarket; with chrome door handles and some fresher seat and trim fabrics. But the biggest addition is an all-new Honda Connect audio and information system.

Expected to be added across Honda’s models by 2015, Honda Connect is an Android-powered system that is designed to have the functionality of a smartphone, with the seven-inch touch-screen display responding to pinch, swipe and tap gestures.  It also includes standard DAB and Internet radio, Bluetooth, web-browsing and a rear-view camera. Sat-nav can be added as an option.

Honda has also revealed a new Sport derivative for the Civic hatch. Although no revisions are made to the 1.6 diesel and 1.8 petrol engines, the Sport is supposed to set the tone for the upcoming hot Civic Type-R model. It does this with a deeper front mesh bumper, colour-coded rear spoiler and new 17-inch alloys. Interior revisions are limited to a black roof-lining.

Standard equipment across the 2015 range will now include Honda’s City Brake Active system. Designed to avoid low-speed accidents, the system can scan the road ahead, and apply the brakes if it detects an imminent collision below 20mph.

Find out what else is making its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show with our in-depth preview.



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