Styling tweaks and safety equipment upgrades headline the updated range

The Honda Civic sedan and coupe range has been given a very mild makeover in one of its most important markets.

For the US, the 2019 model year Civic sedan and coupe models gain a standard piano black winged grille, and revised halogen and LED headlight units.

There's also a redesigned lower bumper, which includes a full-width front splitter, and chromed C-shaped surround for the fog light pods.

Other cosmetic changes include new wheel designs, and larger 18-inch alloy wheels for the top-spec non-sports trim level.

At the back the sedan now reportedly has a chromed bar running along the lower section of the rear bumper. Although Honda has presented a few images of the revised US Civic range, none of them show the sedan from the rear.

On the safety front, all USA Civic sedan and coupe trim levels will now come fitted as standard with the Honda Sensing safety suite, which includes automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Honda US is also introducing a new Sport variant (above), designed to provide some of the visual punch of the more powerful Si models, but without any additional ponies underneath the bonnet.

The company has yet to reveal pricing, detailed trim specifications or on-sale dates for the revised US Civic range.

Australia

"We have no planned changes this year for Civic, there will be an update in 2019," Honda Australia said in a statement.

"With any update there will be some modest styling changes and we always look to see how we can increase our value-for-money proposition."