Civic 5-door Facelift Model

27/04/2009

The 5-door version of the Honda Civic has undergone a mild restyle to keep the radically designed coupéesque hatchback at the leading edge of car design. 

The biggest change is the adoption of a new 1.4 engine equipped with Honda's celebrated i-VTEC technology, which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as increasing torque and power outputs over the previous 1.4 unit. The new engine will now be available in the 5-door model. The new engine also has improved noise vibration and harshness (NVH) performance which is complimented by a number of NVH reducing measures applied across all 5-door Civics.  

The 5-door version will adopt a different grille, with cut outs either side of the ‘H' badge punctuating the continuous clear line across the Civic's front. Exterior plastics have been given a fresh texture, which combined with a new rear combination light cluster, give a heightened sense of quality to the stylish hatchback. Inside the car has been given a new feeling, with new darker brushed metal effect trim and a matt finish applied to the area surrounding the instrument binnacle. The seats are also given a new look with different seat fabrics, further altering the ambience of the cabin.  

In response to customer feedback, iPod connectivity is now offered on higher grades, allowing customers to control, charge and enjoy their player effectively. On the iPod enabled grades the player can be placed in the centre console where auxiliary, USB and power outlets are discreetly fitted. The device can be controlled through the stereo controls and track information is displayed on the stereo or navigation if fitted. Higher grades will also benefit from the standard fitment of rear parking sensors, complete with graphic display contained within the Multi-information Display in the centre of the rev counter.