Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), launched the much anticipated iconic All-New Civic last night. The 10th Generation Civic has a completely redesigned exterior, modern and expansive cockpit interior with a host of new and advanced technologies, and Honda’s first locally available VTEC Turbo engine.
On the outside, the All-New Civic has a more aggressive style inspired by the “Revolutionary Silhouette Advanced Neo Sedan” exterior design concept. Its unique sporty design is further accentuated by its low and wide stance, sleek and swept-back bodylines, and sharply defined character lines that give the 10th Generation a coupe-like stance. Its bold front is complemented by Honda’s Signature LED Lighting, which includes full LED Headlights, and LED Daytime Running Lights. The athletic design of the All-New Civic is also distinguished by its distinctive C-Shaped LED Tail Lamps that truly highlight its unique brand identity.
The top-of-the-line variant, the All-New Civic RS Turbo gets sportier treatment with an RS Design 17-inch Alloy Wheels, Gloss Black Front Grille, Wing Type Trunk Spoiler, Chrome Door Handles, LED fog lights and RS Emblem.
Under the hood is a DOHC VTEC Turbo Engine that puts out maximum torque of 215Nm at 1,700–5,500 rpm, and a maximum power output of 173 PS at 5,500 rpm.
There is also a 1.8 liter engine variant for the All-New Civic which puts out maximum torque of 170Nm at 4,300 rpm, and a maximum power output of 141 PS at 6,500 rpm. Both engines are mated to an Earth Dreams Technology Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The RS Turbo isequipped with paddle shifters for a sportier driving feel.
Combining the aggressive sporty design of the All-New Civic is an interior that defines modern refinement. The All-New Civic boasts a dynamic and wide cockpit design integrated with high class soft-touch materials. The RS Turbo Variant gets leather seats, steering wheel, and shift knob.
For a stronger driving character, the All-New Civic consists of a high deck console that attributes to the wide and spacious front row, which also allows for more leg and knee room. Its instrument cluster was also designed for more versatility and utility. The full color TFT Instrument Cluster of the All-New Civic includes a Multi-Information Display that allows for quick browsing of vehicle speed, and vehicle-related information. This is easily operated through a soft swipe on its Electrostatic Steering Wheel Controls.
For entertainment, the All-New Civic is equipped with a new 7-inch Advanced Display Audio (RS Turbo gets incorporated navigation system) that provides advanced touch controls, entertainment features, and Smartphone connectivity. Climate controls are also featured on the Display Audio screen, which may be adjusted through the Climate Control Button.
The All-New Civic’s Smart Key features numerous functionalities. It includes the Remote Engine Start Function that conveniently starts the vehicle engine and turn on its Auto Climate Control System from the outside, which allows the cabin to cool even before entering the vehicle. The Smart Key Entry System also consists of a Walk-away Auto Lock Feature, which is an auto lock function that automatically bolts all doors after sensing when the Smart Key approximately 2.5 meters away from the car.
For safety, the All-New Civic delivers a class leading performance. The New Ace Body Design, and low and wide platform of the All-New Civic not only attribute to its premium sporty styling, but also help realize better torsion rigidity and above class crash safety. Its full suite of safety features includes driver and passenger SRS airbags (with side and side curtain airbags for the RS Turbo), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Multi-view Reverse Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, Seat Belt Reminder, ISOFIX and Immobilizer. The All-New Civic also gets an Electric Parking Brake (EPB), which replaces the conventional pedal or handbrake lever with a single button or switch. The Auto Break Hold (ABH) incorporated in the EPB provides more convenience in different driving situations.
The All-New Civic promises to deliver an all new customer driving experience with its striking sporty design, powerful driving performance, advanced set of key technologies and innovations, and premium quality and upscale interior. With the unparalleled combination of all its features, the All New Civic has already received several global awards. Since its first global debut in North America, the All-New Civic has already earned global recognition from having received a total of fourteen (14) awards from leading institutions. Some of which include the “2016 North American Car of the Year”, and “2016 Canadian Car of the Year” awards.
The All-New Civic is available in 1.8 E (Php 1,088,000 SRP) and RS Turbo (Php 1,398,000 SRP) variants with the following colors:
- Cosmic Blue Metallic (new color)
- Midnight Burgundy Pearl (new color)
- Lunar Silver Metallic
- White Orchid Pearl
- Rallye Red (RS Turbo only)
- Modern Steel Metallic (1.8 E only)
All Honda car dealerships nationwide are now accepting reservations for the All-New Civic. Customer delivery will commence by June 2016. For more information and updates on the All-New Civic, visit www.hondaphil.com or any authorized Honda dealership nationwide.
Photos by HCPI and Neil Pagulayan