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Honda Civic 2020 detailed: Updated exterior look revealed in Europe

The updated Honda Civic boasts new front-end styling and 17-inch ‘Shark Grey’ wheels.

Honda has mildly updated its Civic hatchback with tweaked styling and a refined cabin.

The fresh-faced Civic features a new lower front grille, and an overall smoother front bumper design, which now hosts full LED headlights and redesigned LED daytime running lights.

Entry-level variants gain new 16-inch alloys, while mid- and top-spec grades gain sporty 17-inch wheels.

Completing the exterior update is the option of a new paint finish called Obsidian Blue.

Honda has added physical buttons and dials for media and climate controls. Honda has added physical buttons and dials for media and climate controls.

In overseas markets, the Civic will reach dealerships by January, however, Honda Australia has yet to confirm timing for the facelifted model.

On the inside, the Civic features new materials for a more ‘premium ambience’, while high-spec variants benefit from an electric eight-way adjustable driver’s seat.

The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-equipped 7.0-inch multimedia system has received a software update, and physical buttons and dials have been added for media and climate controls.

Mechanically, the car is unchanged, so the car will likely utilise Honda’s 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine when it is launches Down Under.

No changes have been made to enhance performance or efficiency. No changes have been made to enhance performance or efficiency.

That powertrain delivers 104kW and 174Nm to the front wheels, and can be matched with either a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a six-speed manual gearbox.

Buyers can also expect the same suite of driver-assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist, however, there is no word as to whether autonomous emergency braking (AEB) will be made standard.

In Australia, the Honda Civic is available in both sedan and hatchback body styles, kicking off with the VTi from $22,390 plus on-road costs in either case.

Honda has sold 8796 Civic units in 2019, while heavy hitters like the Mazda3 (22,219), Hyundai i30 (24,104) and Toyota Corolla (25,462) have achieved much higher numbers.