It’s here! It’s here! We’re sure all of you has been teased to the verge of melting by now, but it’s here!
Honda Malaysia launched the ALL-NEW Honda Civic today in a grand reception at the KLCC Convention Center. And while we understand that you guys don’t really like the boring, official talk, but here are some interesting facts.
Before we bore you with some numbers, here's something cool to keep you glued!
The All-New Civic 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged variant is equipped with a smart monitoring system, giving peace of mind in maintaining the efficiency of the engine performance. This feature will indicate the timing of oil change and notify customers with an indication lamp on the speedometer on their service status. The new Managing Director and CEO of Honda Malaysia Katsuto Hayashi said, "the 10thGeneration Honda Civic will be an important model for Honda Malaysia to further provide Joy to our customers. Being the No.1 Non-National car brand in 2015, the expectations from our customers have also increased." "Up to May 2016, our sales this year puts Honda as the No.2 overall car brand (National and Non-National) with a 14% market share which translates to 30,401 units sold. We will work harder to constantly provide customer satisfaction," he added. Since 2001, the Civic has sold over 80,000 units in Malaysia.
Now that we’re done with the numbers, just to show how much we understand our readers, we have compiled a number of interesting visuals and also GIFs of what we thought is cool about the Civic and worth mentioning without boring you lot with WORDS.
There are two different engines – the 1.8L i-VTEC and the highly-anticipated 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged where Honda Malaysia would be the first Japanese mass market manufacturer to introduce a turbo engine in the C-segment, developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. Both engines are mated to CVT gearboxes, as both the new Civics are certified “Energy Efficient Vehicles."
The longer wheelbase and wider body has surely increased the spaciousness that the previous Civic FD’s and FB’s model were so famous for. Apart from that the soft padding and the quality finishing on the panels and dash are definitely a step up from the previous FB Civic model.
The All-New Civic offers what they call the Advanced Interface via its 7-inch Advanced Display Audio alongside other creature comforts like Auto Brake Hold, Electric Parking Brake, Walk Away Auto Lock and the coolest of all, Remote Engine Start.
On the Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) front, cabin noise and ride quality has been given some care and attention with a light-weight sound proofing system. The system includes underbody covering and high noise insulation door system.
The new Civic comes with safety features like 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 of course, ISOFIX.
Oh yea...it supports Android and Apple operating systems! Hamaigaddd!
The All-New Civic is available in FIVE colours, Dark Ruby Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic,Crystal Black Pearl, and TWO brand new colours, Lunar Silver Metallic and White Orchid Pearl, which will eventually be on other Honda models.
The prices of the 3 variants are, RM113,800 for 1.8S (On-the-road with insurance), RM127,800 for 1.5 Turbocharged (On-the-road with insurance), and RM135,800 for 1.5 Turbocharged Premium (On-the-road with insurance). At 88 Honda dealers nationwide, customers can enjoy 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage with a service interval of 10,000km.