The new Honda Civic will be offered in two variants, the 1.5 Turbo and 1.8. The 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine, available for the first time, delivers 173PS and 220Nm of torque which is equivalent to a 2.4L engine performance; additionally this will be the first engine to adopt the direct injection system. The 1.5L powertrain will be mated with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) aimed to provide fun-to-drive performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency. On the other hand, the 1.8L i-VTEC engine which produces 141PS and 174Nm of torque is fitted with CVT for a smooth driving experience.
Measuring 4,630 mm in length, 1,799 mm in width and a height of only 1,416 mm, the all-new Honda Civic is lower and wider which provides good stance. With this dimension package, the new Civic delivers exceptional stability on the road. The redesigned ‘Thin A’ pillar of this new Civic, offers an excellent viewpoint for the drivers. The rear seat foot space width has also been increased by 27 mm compared to the current model. The two Civic variants ride on 17-inch wheels (1.5 Turbo) and 16-inch wheels (1.8).
The new Honda Civic has been further improved in terms of body rigidity and stability. The improved body stiffness with front MacPherson suspension and rear Multilink suspension further provides comfortable driving experience. To further reduce NVH on the road, a light weight sound proofing system has been applied to the new Civic, which includes an underbody covering plus a high noise isolation door system.
In addition, the new Honda Civic is equipped with four innovative features such as; the Remote Engine Start, Intelligent Walk Away Auto Lock, Electric Parking Brake and Brake Hold. All these four features are the first in its segment.
To enhance the comfort of the driver, the new Civic will be equipped with 8-way driver power seat for all variants. Honda’s commitment in providing top class safety features is further emphasized with all variants equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), ISOFIX and 6 Airbags (Dual Front Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, and Side Airbags).
The all-new Honda Civic is set to debut at the upcoming My Auto Fest exhibition from 20– 22 May at Mines International Exhibition and Convention Center, Serdang. For more information, visit any Honda dealerships or call the Toll-free line at 1-800-88-2020.