Honda UK gives the Civic a facelift

Honda UK has given their Civic a facelift, including what they claim is a Type R inspired grille.

If they hadn’t told us, we probably wouldn’t have noticed the slight resemblance of the new grille to that of the Type R’s, but nonetheless, I think it looks nice.

Other changes include new standard alloy wheels, ranging in size from 16-inch for the 1.4L SE and Si, as well as the 1.8L SE, to 17-inch for the 1.8L Si, as well as a new exterior colour: Ionized Bronze.

If you’re more interested in the sporty Type S though, that’s getting new 16-inch alloys, as well as colour-coded sideskirts.

On the interior, the SE and ES trim levels receive Alcantara and half fabric surfaces, while the Si half leather and Alcantara, as well as heated front seats.

Press Release


The British-built Honda Civic has been given a refresh with a range of cosmetic enhancements for 2011. The updates and additions are designed to enhance the striking appearance and passenger comfort of the car at no extra cost to the customer.

Production for the 2011 Honda Civic begins at the Swindon manufacturing plant in November 2010 with prices starting from £13,995 for the 1.4 Type S.

Exterior updates
Eyes are immediately drawn to the new front grille, which has taken inspiration from the iconic ‘Type R’ model, creating a smarter, more upmarket face for the popular hatchback.

Exterior updates also include a range of new alloy wheels now fitted as standard, with individual designs and sizes dependent on the variant chosen. New 16-inch rims feature on the Civic five-door range in 1.4-litre SE and Si, plus 1.8-litre SE trim levels. While the five-door 1.8-litre Si now wears a fresh set of 17-inch boots.

On the sports-inspired Type S model, the 1.4-litre Civic now benefits from colour-coded sideskirts and revised 16-inch alloys. The other news is a dynamic new exterior colour – Ionized Bronze, which is available across the Civic range.

Interior comfort
Keeping the driver and passenger comfortable is also part of the 2011 Model Year upgrade package, with a series of new interior finishes. SE and ES trim gets half fabric and luxurious Alcantara, while Si is now half leather and Alcantara with heated front seats.

Source: Honda

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