There's an All-New Honda Civic and It's a Thing of Beauty
Honda Cars Philippines recently unveiled the 11th generation of its iconic Honda Civic last Tuesday through its official Facebook page.
It is the brand’s bestselling nameplate, and has a 53 percent market share in the C-segment. According to Atty. Louie Soriano, HCPI vice president, the outgoing generation Civic model averages about 110 units monthly. With the new generation Civic, they hope to double the sales and targets to between 170 to 200 units monthly. The brand says they are looking at the upwardly mobile, 30-to-45-year-old age bracket who prefer a compact premium sedan for their daily commute.
Honda's all-new Civic
The latest iteration of the Civic is packed with a suite of intelligent safety features, with all three of its variants equipped with the improved Honda Sensing technology. This includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation System with Lane Departure Warning (RDM with LDW), Auto High-Beam (AHB), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC with LSF) and the new Lead Car Departure Notification System (LCDN).
Honda says the latest Civic is 29 millimeters longer, while its wheelbase is stretched by 37 mm versus its immediate predecessor. It also has a pair of newly shaped headlights that are either full LEDs or projector halogens. Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) are also standard across the range.
As for wheel options, the Civic comes with a set of 16-inch rims on the S, 17-inch alloys on the mid-range V, and 18-inch matte black wheels on the RS.
Inside, the new Civic comes with touchscreen display measuring either seven or nine inches, both of which are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capable (the larger screen has Wireless Apple CarPlay). There are four speakers for the S, eight for the V, and 12 Bose-branded speakers for the RS.
According to the spec sheet, the new Civic comes with a 1.5-liter 4-Cylinder DOHC VTEC Turbo engine, and, unlike the previous generation, this one comes an all-Turbo variant range. It can can produce 178 PS and 240Nm of torque, a significant upgrade from the 5 Ps and 20Nm of the last Civic version. The Civic’s new powertrain also has an additional 37 PS and 66Nm, versus its predecessor’s 1.8L Naturally-Aspirated.
The engine of the new Civic is mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It has several driving modes, including Econ, Normal, and lastly, Sport, which is found in the RS variant.
HCPI is offering customers the Platinum White Pearl color option for the all-new Honda Civic for all variants at no additional cost only until the end of November. For those who choose the Civic V Turbo CVT variant will be entitled to a free Modulo Trunk Tray and Modulo Exhaust Pipe Finisher on top of all other promotions if they make a reservation from now until the end of December. Other colors include - Morning Mist Blue Metallic, Meteoroid Grey Metallic, Ignite Red Metallic (exclusively for RS Turbo CVT), Platinum White Pearl (RS Turbo CVT and V Turbo CVT only) and Lunar Silver Metallic (exclusively for S Turbo CVT).
The Civic has earned a five-star rating in the ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia) through a series of tests under the latest 2021-2025 Protocol with outstanding scores.
Price range for the three (3) variants are PHP 1.29 million for the Civic S Turbo CVT, P1.498 million for the Civic V Turbo CVT, and P1.69 million for the topline Civic RS Turbo CVT.
For more information, visit Honda Philippines’ virtual showroom or visit any of the 37 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide.