The tenth-generation Honda Civic has been officially launched in Thailand. Built at Honda’s facility in Prachinburi, the popular C-segment sedan is offered in the country in four variants: 1.8 E, 1.8 EL, 1.5 Turbo, and 1.5 Turbo RS.
Like the HR-V, the entry-level 1.8-litre variants make use of the automaker’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder i-VTEC (SOHC) engine that produces 141 hp at 6,500 rpm and 174 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. On the other hand, the new 1.5-litre four-cylinder VTEC Turbo (DOHC) engine develops 173 hp at 5,500 rpm and 220 Nm of torque from 1,700 to 5,500 rpm. Regardless of engines, power routes through Honda’s new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which comes with a seven-speed manual mode.
Depending on variants, the new Civic is offered with full LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, as well as LED tail lights. The 1.8 variants get 16-inch wheels with 215/55 tyres, while the 1.5 Turbo and Turbo RS roll on 17-inch wheels wrapped in 215/50 tyres.
The newly-designed interior highlights a number of new features, including engine start/stop button, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, as well as TFT LCD instrument panel. There are also an Engine Remote Start function, and Walk Away Auto Lock, which automatically locks the car when the smart key is kept away. The Civic’s infotainment system comprises a seven-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Siri EyeFree, and eight speakers. The 1.8 E variant settles with four.
Safety-wise, the Civic is equipped with dual airbags (six for the range-topping Turbo RS), Honda LaneWatch, electric parking brake, emergency stop signal, hill start assist, and a multi-angle rearview camera. ISOFIX, ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Vehicle Stability Assist are present as well.
In Thailand, the new all-new Civic is priced at 869,000 (RM101,506) baht for the 1.8 E; 959,000 baht (RM112,019) for the 1.8 EL; 1,099,000 baht (RM128,372) for the Turbo; and 1,199,000 (RM143,053) for the Turbo RS.