Honda Malaysia today introduced the 10th-generation Civic for the domestic market. The new Honda Civic is presented in two variants: the Civic 1.8 S and Civic 1.5 TC and Civic 1.5 TC-Premium. Priced from 113,800 till 135,800 on-the-road with insurance, Honda Malaysia expects the new Civic line-up to contribute major sales input in the second half of the year.
The 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine with a smart monitoring system, 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 1.5-liter 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 new Honda Civic is lower and wider which provides good stance. With the aforementioned dimensions, 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).
Inside, cabin quietness and ride quality have been enhanced thanks to an interior package fitted with light-weight sound proofing system. The list includes underbody covering and high noise isolation door system. Additionally, the new Civic offers “Advanced Interface” via its 7” Advanced Display Audio and some of the most current technologies for automobiles such as; Remote Engine Start, Walk Away Auto Lock, Electric Parking Brake and Auto Brake Hold. The new Civic is be equipped with 8-way driver power seat for all variants; a feature to ensure driver’s comfort.
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.
The major safety features, be it active and passive, included for new Civic comprise of 6 Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and ISOFIX; just to name a few.
The new Honda Civic 1.8 S is valued at RM 113,800 (114,100 for the White Orchid Pearl color), Civic 1.5 TC at 127,800 (White Orchid Pearl RM 300 extra) and Civic 1.5 TC-P at 135,800 (RM 300 extra for the White Orchid Pearl). A 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage is attached for the Civic line-up. Color options for the new Civic consist of Dark Ruby Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, and Lunar Silver Metallic and White Orchid Pearl (both new).