Honda Civic facelift officially launches in Thailand. Like most facelift models, the latest Honda Civic looks fresher in the exterior sector.
Not only that Honda also added a number of new features not found on previous models. The changes made by Honda are not very much. Even the interior remains the same as the previous model.
In Thailand, civic is offered in four variants, consisting of 1.8 E, 1.8 EL, 1.5 Turbo, and 1.5 Turbo RS. The selling price starts from 874,000 baht or Rp380 million for the low variant Civic up to 1,219,000 baht or Rp536 million for the highest variant Civic.
The Honda Civic 1.8 E and 1.8 EL are equipped with a 1.8-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine. With a power release capability as strong as 141 hp at 6,500 rpm and peak torque of 174 Nm at 4,300 rpm.
While the 1.5 Turbo variant, and 1.5 Turbo RS got a 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine powered by 173 hp at 5,500 rpm and 220 Nm of torque from 1,700-5,500 rpm.
Looking at the exterior, Honda has repaired the face of the latest Civic bumper. At the back, there’s a new chrome accent on the bottom bumper, while the wheels appear with a new design.
Special variants with VTEC Turbo get 17-inch wheels, and others come with 16-inch wheels. The interior of the Honda Civic facelift has not changed in terms of the look and layout of the previous model. So as reported from Paultan.
Addition of Honda Sensing
Of all the changes on offer, there is one that is most interesting. Namely the addition of safety assistance system also known as Honda Sensing.
These include Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keep Assist System. There is also a Road Departure Mitigation System with Lane Departure Warning and Auto High Beam.
Honda Sensing is only available for 1.5 Turbo RS. All honda civic variants get a number of safety devices as standard features such as Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), ABS, EBD.
There is also an Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), a rear camera, and four airbags. As for the Civic variant 1.8 EL and 1.5 Turbo RS got two additional airbags and a Honda LaneWatch camera system in the rearview mirror of the car.
The seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system is found on all variants, except for the Five-inch Civic 1.8 E. Khsusus 1.5 Turbo RS is equipped with navigation and eight speakers.
As for other devices available in the latest Honda Civic, such as keyless entry, automatic air-conditioning, eight driver seat settings. There are also four upholstery arrangements for passengers.
Then the upholstery is wrapped in fabric material, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and projector headlamps (Turbo RS gets LED).
Consumers interested in owning it can choose one of the five honda civic facelift colors that the company already provides. Includes Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.
While the cabin comes with two color options, beige and black.