The Honda Civic is one of the world's top selling cars and the automaker will look to embrace that position further by launching the facelifted 2009 model year version featuring a number of modifications both inside and out.

The Honda Civic is one of the world's top selling cars and the automaker will look to embrace that position further by launching the facelifted 2009 model year version featuring a number of modifications both inside and out.

"The Civic lineup uniquely embraces traditional gasoline, hybrid, high performance and natural gas technologies like no other vehicle in the world," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The exterior styling enhancements and newly-available features help strengthen Civic's position as one of the best-selling vehicles in a market that's embracing small cars more than ever."

Exterior styling receives some extremely subtle changes which leaves the over conservative theme in tact. The front bumper has been redesigned to incorporate extra air intakes on the side areas, the headlights and tail-lights benefit from new color combinations that feature clear turn indicator lenses with amber bulbs. There are also new alloy wheels for the EX, Civic EX-L and Civic Si models whilst the Si model gets a set of fog lamps.

Moving on to the interior we find very little has changed other than a few minor equipment changes in the standard packages. The engine and transmission options have also been left untouched.

“If it aint broke, don't fix it”. A saying that can clearly be felt with such a minor array of modifications for the Civic's mid-life pep up. Check out the press release below for more details.

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