Updated Honda Civic Hatchback and Wagon Debuts in Paris
Honda’s facelifted Civic hatchback and wagon premiered at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The 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. The highlights in the hatchback include a tweaked rear bumper, black rear spoiler, modified side skirts and LED taillights.
In the interior, the biggest change 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. There will also be a Sport derivative of the 2015 Honda Civic hatchback. This derivative includes bespoke 17-inch rims, front mesh grille inserts and a sportier front bumper. The engine options from which the customers can choose from include a naturally aspirated 1.8-L gasoline engine with 142 hp (104 kW) or a 1.6-L turbodiesel generating 120 HP (88 kW).
As standard equipment on all 2015 Civic models is a City-Brake Active system which is 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 other prototypes. The list of other prototypes includes Euro-spec Jazz, HR-V and CR-V, along with an updated Civic Type R concept.