After a complete redesign for 2016 and minimal styling updates given that its launching, we presume a prospective refresh when the 2019 Civic strikes display rooms. While the changes probably will not be anything over the top, this might mark the return of one electrifying variation of the Civic.
Aesthetically, the present Civic still looks excellent and is one of the most mature-looking vehicles in its class. However we might see a little tweaking occasionally for 2019. We’re most likely taking a look at updates to the headlights, grille, hood, fenders, and potentially the front and rear bumpers.
Inside, there probably isn’t really much that has to be altered, as the Civic’s cabin is elegant, spacious, and intuitively established in general. Any huge changes might be detrimental. One location we might see some changes, however, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is exceptionally aggravating to utilize due to its sluggish inputs, bothersome menu, and absence of a physical volume knob.
Under its hood, we anticipate the Civic’s gas powertrains to stay the exact same. The base engine will likely stay a 2.0-liter with 158 horse power, while the optional 1.5-liter turbo engine produces 174 to 180 hp, depending upon the trim. Moving into the Si, the 1.5-liter makes 205 hp, while the stallion of the group, the Type R, features a 306-hp 2.0-liter engine.
The prospective huge powertrain change in 2019 is the return of the Civic Hybrid. This is still in a report and speculation stage, however it would likely show up with a 2.0-liter engine coupled with an electrical motor that collaborate to produce around 170 hp. To stay competitive, the Civic Hybrid would need to get near the 50 mpg range.
The present Honda Civic is a Top Safety Pick, thanks to its “Good” scores in all the significant crash tests and “Superior” front-crash-prevention system. The only failure it has is its “Poor” headlight test, which might be resolved in the refresh and possibly press it to Top Safety Pick+ status.
Naturally, there is no main release date for the 2019 Civic, however we anticipate to see it in late-2018. Though it will likely be revitalized, opportunities are that any changes to the rates will likely be because of inflation, so search for it to stay near to the present Civic’s rate series of $20,530 to $34,990 (consisting of $890 location charge). Secret rivals for the 2019 Civic will consist of the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.