Most of the styling updates apply to both the hatchback and Tourer estate versions of the latest Honda Civic.

The hatchback version has more design changes and exclusively offers the new trim which is simply called Sport.

Honda will present its refreshed Civic range to the public next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Engine options are unchanged meaning the Civic will continue to use a 99bhp 1.4-litre petrol unit, an 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel or a 140bhp 1.8-litre petrol unit.

While the exterior design changes are minor, they give the 2015 Honda Civic an overall sportier presentation. Updates include a sleeker front bumper, and new sharper headlamps with daytime running lights built in.

The Civic hatchback now also sports redesigns for the rear bumper and side skirts. Other differences include a new black rear spoiler and redesigned LED rear lights.

The updated Honda Civic has a more premium interior, with new and better quality finishes for the seats and trim fabrics.

New luxury gadgets are also inserted. The most notable new feature inside the updated Civic is the Honda Connect in-car audio and infotainment system. This brand new device from Honda is controlled by passengers using tap and swipe functions on a seven-inch touchscreen.

The Honda Connect system supports DAB and Internet radio, Bluetooth connectivity and internet browsing. The screen is also utilised for a rear-view parking camera.

Over the course of next year, the new Honda Connect device will likely be introduced to other cars in the Japanese manufacturer’s latest range.

The new Sport trim introduced for the Honda Civic hatchback includes more styling updates, which give the car an even more aggressive appearance.

These changes exclusive to the Civic Sport include a deeper front bumper with a lower grille mesh and a black roof lining for the cabin.

Honda says that this new Sport trim provides hints on the design of the upcoming Civic Type R. This high-performance hot hatch version of the latest Civic is expected to finally launch sometime during 2015.

The pricing and launch date for the updated Honda Civic range will likely be announced during next month’s Paris Motor Show.