It's been a little more than two years since the tenth-generation Honda Civic landed on our shores. It was a dramatic departure from the previous-generation model too with its sharp, aggressive design, and that turbo engine. Recently, the Civic got a bit of an update over in the US and now, the ASEAN model will also get some changes.
Judging by the teaser photo released by Honda Thailand (pictured above), the ASEAN-Spec 2019 Civic will also be getting tweaks from its US counterpart (pictured in main). Upon closer inspection, one will see the new foglight housings and a larger center air intake. It also looks like the bumper corners are more defined and extend further away from the grill.
With that, the rear end could get some tweaks as well. The Civic sedan in the West gained a diffuser at the lower part of the bumper (chrome strip for non-turbo models), and it also has an integrated lip spoiler on the trunklid. New wheel designs could also be part of the 2019 minor model change, as well as the addition of new color options.
But the biggest announcement for the 2019 Civic is the addition of Honda Sensing, for the Thai market at least. Honda Sensing is the company's safety package which includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and road departure mitigation.
Engines meanwhile are likely to be carried over from the current Civic. If so, that means the familiar 1.8-liter i-VTEC for the entry-level variant, and a 1.5-liter turbo for the top of the line model. On the other hand, an option for a manual transmission is unlikely.
For now, that's all the information available on the 2019 Honda Civic but we won't have to wait that long for full details. The facelifted Civic will make its regional debut next week at the Thailand Motor Expo, which runs from November 30 to December 10. With Thailand being the source for Philippine-bound Civics, what we will soon see in Thailand could be close to what we will get here.