Recently, we had a chance to see some sharp updates for the 2020 Honda Civic. Now, the Japanese company announced that the popular sedan model is getting a Honda Civic Sport Line version in Europe. The Civic Sport Line brings together design cues from the Type R hatchback, an extraordinary amount of equipment for the top-line EX trim, and a turbocharged three-cylinder powertrain.
As for the design, the Sport Line adds front and side skirts, a rear diffuser, and a subtle rear spoiler as well. Also, the package comes with 17-inch alloy wheels in a high gloss, full LED headlights, DRLs, and piano black finish. On top of that, besides the standard Civic color palette, the Sport Line version adds a brand-new finish – Obsidian Blue.
2020 Honda Civic Sport Line Design
2020 Honda Civic adopts the innovative lower front grille around the fog lights, with smooth styling blades and a sleek surface. Also, you’ll find a more straightforward grille beam setup and a brand-new look at the air intake. Moreover, the visual updates include the redesigned LED headlights and LED DRLs, which follows the lines of the styling blades.
We mentioned above that the Civic Sport Line adds a unique Obsidian Blue color to the palette. The Civic sedan offers eight exterior colors to choose from – Rallye Red, Platinum White Pearl, Molten Lava Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Cosmi Blue Metallic, and Aegean Blue Metallic. The coupe version will add the Tonic Yellow Pearl color to the palette.
As for the cabin, the upgrades are more focused on accentuating the sporty feel that this model brings. That upgrades include red stitching on the seats, new steering wheel, unique door panels, gear shift boot, and a drilled aluminum pedals as well. The standard equipment for the entry-level Civic is the Honda Connect infotainment system with DAB radio and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration.
On the other hand, the top-ranking EX trim adds a reversing camera fused into the interface. The Sport Line model will include Honda Sensing safety suite, an essential feature on every Civic model. The safety suite includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Contol, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Traffic Sign Recognition. The top-level versions will add Low-Speed Following and Blind Spot Information, with Cross Traffic Monitor.
2020 Honda Civic Sport Line Engine and Price
Under the hood of Civic Sport Line will be a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. The customers probably were expecting something more sporty and more powerful. But it is what it is. This mill produces 124 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. It’s connected either to a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT with paddle shifters.
The regular model of Honda Civic has an MSRP range from $19,750 for a base model to $28,850 for a fully-equipped Civic Touring. However, the Sport Line will be more expensive than the regular model. In Europe, The Sport Line with a manual transmission starts around $33,600 (30,100 €).
But, if you want the CVT with paddle shifters, the price is $35,400 (31,700 €). The deliveries of the Sport Line model will start in January 2020.