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Honda has just released details on what buyers in the UK can expect to see from the 2011 Civic. The company has kept the changes to its spacey-looking five-door largely cosmetic, including a new grille up front. The company says that piece borrows cues from the legendary Type R, and if you squint your eyes enough, you can almost see the resemblance. A new range of wheels is also available for next year ranging in size from 16 to 17 inches depending on engine and trim level. There's also a new Ionized Bronze paint color available across the lineup.

Inside, Honda has moved to up the ante ever so slightly. SE and ES trims will now boast seats that are covered in half fabric and half Alcantara, while the Si guise now comes with heated front thrones. Otherwise, the vehicle stays much the way it was for 2010. Under the hood, buyers are still greeted with the familiar 1.4 and 1.8-liter powerplants, and the horsepower figures haven't moved from last year's numbers, either. Hit the jump for the full press release.

  • 2011 Honda Civic (UK) front 3/4
  • 2011 Honda Civic (UK) wheel
  • 2011 Honda Civic (UK) interior
  • 2011 Honda Civic (UK) front 3/4

[Source: Honda]

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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.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does it mean no better MPG?
      If so, Honda can be moved to the 'ignore' list. Very sad.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You go that right!

        Honda is declining in the UK and Europe in general.

        UK Sep Sales
        Market +8%
        Honda -14%

        Market -9%
        Honda -17%

        EU + EFTA Aug Sales
        Market -3%
        Honda -25%

        Market -12%
        Honda -34%
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd prefer getting this as the 2012 US Civic than the car we've seen in recent spy shots...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow thats awful looking. But Honda's usually are.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I happen to like it and I think Honda should bring it here to capture some of the newfound love for hatchbacks such as the Mazda 3, upcoming Focus, and the Golf. I know that Israel gets both the American version and the European version. That might be a good idea for Honda since more choices is always better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that thing looks like a boiled egg, cut in half lengthwise.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm with you, this looks awful. This looks like an escape pod from Mork's ship... just like every Civic.
        • 4 Years Ago
        aww, did I piss off the poor widdle Honda fanbois?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm not a fanboy. I simply disagree with you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a space capsule (or a suppository).
      • 4 Years Ago
      1) the Euro version HAS magic seats. It had them before we got the Fit.
      2) the Civic Hybrid in Europe is the same version as ours (i.e. it's a sedan).

      Just FYI
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks better than the US version...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I always like the Euro Civic better than the USDM... too bad it never did or never will make it stateside.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That isn't very hard to accomplish.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the UK can keep that one.....
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought the exact same thing, that's one euro model they can keep to themselves.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's with all these new models showing up to the market with "poop-stained-brown" colored palettes thrown onto them?

      • 4 Years Ago
      If they brought back the civic hatch and threw in some magic seats I'd buy one.
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