Honda officially reveals 2015 Civic, offers special edition sedan

2015 Honda Civic
Honda officially announced the 2015 Civic this week, and it’s without a doubt the most groundbreaking, radical, and hair-raising economy car the automaker has ever released.

Just kidding. It actually looks like, well, a Honda civic.

It’s a handsome compact for what it is though, and it retains the visual improvements that were introduced on the 2014 model.

The sedan’s redesigned front fascia gives it a more recognizable, eager face than its predecessor, and the coupe’s new bumper is much more detailed and distinct than before.

Honda hasn’t remained completely idle for 2015, however; the Japanese automaker has added a Special Edition (SE) sedan for the tenth generation. That’s right; Honda’s mighty Civic has been cycled ten times over its 42-year production history, one that’s just eight years shorter than that of the iconic Ford Mustang.

Related: The stealthy Honda Civic Black Edition has landed in the U.K. – but will it come stateside?

The SE slots between the LX and EX and includes a new CVT transmission, automatic climate control, a Display Audio system, Honda’s LaneWatch technology, and tweeter speakers. Honda says that the additions are a $1,100 value, but only add $700 to the cost of the mid-range, $19,290 LX CVT. The Civic lineup starts at $18,290 for the manual transmission LX Coupe.

One of the biggest selling points of the Civic has historically been fuel economy, and the HF sedan, which runs $20,040, returns 41 mpg on the highway and 35 mpg combined. The rest of the lineup hovers around the 33 combined mpg mark.

Honda Civic Type R

While the Civic looks to be as practical, efficient, and tame as usual, the hot Type R is the most extreme Civic yet.

A sinister, aero-laden coupe, the Type R will reportedly boast a 2.0-liter, 280-horsepower turbocharged engine. Expect it out in early 2015.

The 2015 Civic Sedan and Coupe are on sale as of September 17th. The tenth-gen Civic Si, Hybrid, Natural Gas, and SE Sedan will follow later in the fall.

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