The Honda Civic has been the subject of a series of subtle tweaks for the 2014 model year, with changes to the exterior, interior, suspension and safety systems.

Rear privacy glass has been introduced, while the rear lights are now smoked in appearance.

Still at the rear, there’s additional black trim to the tailgate and rear bumper, while the remaining plastic exterior trims are now darker in colour.

A new white stitching detail features on the steering wheel, seat, and knee pad, and there are minor revisions to some of the switchgear.

The front and rear suspension have received small adjustments to optimise stability and ride comfort, particularly at high speeds.

The Civic will also benefit from the various electronic safety aids being introduced on the Civic Tourer.  Depending on the model grade chosen, this will include Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Information, Forward Collision Warning, High-beam Support, Cross Traffic Monitor, City Brake Active System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Mitigation Braking System.

The refreshed Honda Civic will continue to be built at the Swindon facility, and will be launched in early 2014.