Honda Civic facelift is coming in early 2012 image

The Japanese based automaker Honda is planning to release the facelifted version of the new Civic model early next year.

According to the Associated Press, the car manufacturer will launch the Honda Civic facelift in early 2012, a fact also confirmed by the American Honda President, Tetsuo Iwamura. Facelifts are being usually saved until at least three years into a model’s life but the poor quality and handling has actually forced Honda’s hand into doing something, and knowing how the Japanese are working, we expect some technical improvements too, along with the “classic” revised front fascias and slightly modified interior designs.

“The previous Civic, which came out in 2005, was known for its sporty driving, high-quality interiors, lack of noise and excellent braking. The new one seems to have fallen apart in those areas”, said the senior director of auto testing for Consumer Reports, David Champion.

As a reminder, the Civic is a line of subcompact and subsequently compact cars made by Honda. The Civic subcompact car has been in production ever since 1973 and the ninth generation has recently hit the market. Sadly we don’t have any details on what changes will Honda bring to the facelifted Civic model, but the automaker might just surprise us all and present it during a major automotive event.