What is the Civic 2015 hiding under its floor?

At the Paris Motor Show, Honda will unveil the recast given to its Civic that was launched barely three years ago. If this facelift is surely more aesthetic than technical, it allows the constructor to launch a range of models whose family resemblance will be close to the Type-R, the upcoming muscled range of the Civic.

Concretely, going via the face-lift check-box, the Civic will get redrawn optics which embellish the day-time lights, remodelled bumpers, lateral skirts, a spoiler, and rear lights that have succumbed to the LED trend. At the rear, we also discover a diffuser under the fascia.

On board, there’s no major evolution. The interior has in fact received a few touches of chrome and new fabric seat coverings. Concerning the accessories, one has to note the introduction of the Honda Connect multimedia system which uses new Android software. What’s more, by moving the fuel tank under the floor, Honda thus allows the Civic to have a useful volume of 477 litres.

Finally, if there is no new engine to report, it’s nevertheless good to know that the Civic will get, as standard, new ABS and that the new ‘Sport’ finish will only be linked to the 1.8 litre 142 horsepower petrol engine or to the four-cylinder diesel 1.6 i-DTEC with its 120 horsepower. The reviewed and corrected Civic will be available in Belgian concessions in the spring. Be patient...

While we wait, tell us what you think of these evolutions.