|Honda Malaysia announced the updated version of the Civic for the domestic market. The updated Civic has a more aggressive front fascia and refreshed front end. At the same time, the Civic receives a general interior makeover.|
The three available versions of the Civic include the 1.8-liter S, Civic 2.0L and Civic 2.0-liter Navi. The 1.8l version now has Smart Entry with Push Start Button, Auto headlights, Cruise Control, chrome handles on the doors and 16-inch wheels. The mid-range 2.0l gets minor updates which comprise auto headlights, 17-inch wheels. Piano Black Finish door handles (2.0l Navi) and 6 airbags with side curtain airbags for the first time.
The range topping Civic 2.0l Navi gets the enhanced 7-inch touchscreen with HDMI, Navigation and MirrorLink for smart devices.
In the engine department, the Civic 1.8L receives a slight boost of output of up to 141PS and 174 Nm, while the 2.0l SOHC i-VTEC delivers 155PS and 190NM. All engines are paired to a five speed automatic transmission. Of course, the ECO Assist function is still incorporated as a fuel saving enabler.
Honda Malaysia reiterated that the updates to their important variant came at the right time. The updates and enhancements are based on customers’ feedbacks from the company’s evaluations since the introduction of the current generation Honda Civic. Furthermore, the company has always stressed a great deal on delivering the best customer satisfaction and the joy of owning a Honda.
All three versions get a core safety feature; the VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) with Motion Adaptive EPS (Electronic Power Steering). Also, the updated Civic body structure consists Honda’s ACE structure for ultimate protection against collisions.
The updated Civic’s listed price has been reduced across the board; the 1.8l is now RM113,800, 2.0l at RM 125,800 and 2.0l Navi at RM 132,000. On top of that, there’s a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage, service interval of 10,000 km and free labor service up to 6 visits for every alternate paid service until 100,000km. For more information about the updated Honda Civic, visit your nearest Honda dealership or call 1-800-88-2020.