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New Civic hatch scores advanced safety updates

2020 Honda Civic RS hatch
2020 Honda Civic RS hatch

FOLLOWING in the footsteps of the updated sedan range, the 2020 Honda Civic hatch has landed with a raft of design and safety updates, including the expansion of the Honda Sensing suite.

Renowned for its bold design and sleek styling, the Honda Civic hatch continues to offer small car buyers a complete package, delivering smart and advanced safety technology, class leading space, exceptional comfort and a stylish appearance.

Honda’s iconic Civic has continuously evolved to meet changing customer needs around the world, regularly setting the bar for fuel-efficiency, driving performance and design innovation, in an affordable small segment vehicle.

In addition to the wider availability of Honda Sensing, the Civic hatch also introduces a number of exterior styling and interior design upgrades across the range, including new 18-inch alloy wheels with wider Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres on the RS variant.

The changes elevate its sports credentials, with improved grip and more responsive handling. In fact, every Civic hatch variant now features a unique wheel courtesy of fresh designs and new colour treatments across the range.

The front and rear bumpers have been redesigned, incorporating body coloured accents in the new lower panel sections, along with a new front grille design, while the RS grade also gains a new rear diffuser design.

Other design and equipment changes to individual grades include the introduction of high beam support system as part of Honda Sensing on VTi-L, RS and VTi-LX, with the addition of rear privacy glass on VTi-S.

A new Ignite Red metallic paint colour with be available across all grades, with the Phoenix Orange pearlescent paint colour being exclusive to RS. The design changes continue inside the new Civic hatch range too.

Updates to the instrument panel and seat trims, plus improvements to the controls for the audio and ventilation systems, include the redesign of the advanced display audio touchscreen, to make it more intuitive.

The addition of hard keys for the most commonly used functions, along with a dedicated volume control knob are sure to please buyers. Dashboard trim inserts featuring a geometric embossed finish and chequered accent seat trims have also been added.

These appear on the VTi-S grade and above, and have been applied to the centre panel on both the seat base and backrest. Red seat trim stitching will be exclusive on Civic RS.

The 2020 Honda Civic hatch range is on sale now, from $22,790 plus on-roads, for the Civic VTi.

2020 Honda Civic hatch
Inside the 2020 Honda Civic hatch

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