By Staff Reporter
Honda South Africa has announced an updated version of its Honda Civic sedan. The front end receives a redesigned front grille, a three-dimensional bumper and new styling details. At the rear, there is new chrome detailing designed to highlight the wide, low stance of the Honda, while chrome garnish has been added to the front of the 1.8 Comfort, as well as around the fog lamps of the 1.8 Elegance and 1.5T Executive models.
New model-specific wheel designs have been introduced to make the car look sportier. The Civic 1.8 Comfort features double-spoke16-inch alloys in Shark Grey, while the 1.8 Elegance and 1.5T Executive are fitted with 17-inch wheels featuring scythe-shaped spokes in Dark Grey. The 1.5T Sport gains 17-inch alloys finished in Berlina Black, augmented by a dark coating.
The Civic line-up also continues to offer four models: the 1.8 Comfort and 1.8 Elegance, and the 1.5T Sport and 1.5T Executive. The 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo produces 127 kW of power and 220 Nm of torque whilst the naturally aspirated 1.8-litre SOHC i-VTEC engine produces 104 kW and 174 Nm of torque. A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is standard across the range.
Honda says the updated Civic offers further improvements to the noise insulation.
The recommended retail pricing of the four-model Honda Civic line-up is a follows:
1.8 Comfort CVT – R364,500
1.8 Elegance CVT – R408,500
1.5T Sport CVT – R474,700
1.5T Executive CVT – R507,600
The recommended retail pricing includes a five-year/200,000 km warranty, a five-year/90,000 km service plan, as well as three years of AA Roadside Assistance.
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