THE 10th Generation Civic is the favourite Honda model among Malaysians and dominated its segment with a market share of 72% for the year 2019.
The car is currently the most sought after model in its segment, having sold more than 48,000 units since its launch four years ago.
Overall, the Civic achieved total sales of more than 135,000 units as at January 2020. With the success of the new model introduction, Honda Malaysia continues to maintain its position as the No.1 non-national car brand for five consecutive years.
“In 2016, we revolutionised the C-segment when we introduced the 10th Generation Civic with a turbocharged engine, new stylish exterior design and first in segment features, ” said Honda Malaysia managing director and chief executive officer Toichi Ishiyama.
“With this innovative new Civic which is equipped with the full suite of Honda Sensing and added advanced safety features, we are proud to further raise the benchmark in the segment.
“I believe that the new Civic is a complete car for C-segment buyers with its D-segment features, ” he said at the launch of the new Civic recently.
The new Civic is the first Japanese locally mass-produced C-segment model to be offered with the full suite of eight Honda Sensing (for 1.5TC-P variant only) advanced safety features. Honda Sensing is Honda’s driver-assist solution towards collision-free driving.
It also comes with Honda LaneWatch (for 1.5TC and 1.5TC-P variants only) – Honda’s camera-based safety technology that supplements the side mirror and enhances the side view while reducing blind spots for safer changing of lanes. It is also the first and only model in the segment to offer this innovative feature.
As for looks, the new Civic’s front bumper with black grille (for 1.5TC-P variant) delivers a bolder attitude while the new rear bumper garnish and new trunk spoiler (for 1.5TC-P variant) exudes a stylish design. The New 18in black alloy wheels (for 1.5TC-P variant) completes its overall low and wide stance dynamic presence.
Powered by a 1.5L VTEC turbocharged engine, the new Civic embodies Honda’s fun-to-drive element with its dynamic performance and excellent fuel economy. The VTEC turbocharged engine offers maximum power output of 173PS and maximum torque of 220Nm, equivalent to a 2.4L engine performance.
The new Civic is also offered in the 1.8L i-VTEC engine capacity which produces 141PS and 174Nm of torque, ideal for owners who prefer a naturally-aspirated engine. Both engines are Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) certified.
Complementing the new Civic’s design and performance is the refined interior. This C-segment leader now offers D-segment features such as leather seat (for 1.5TC and 1.5TC-P variants), new auto front wiper, eight-way driver power seat, remote engine start, and walk away auto lock for all variants.
To maximise cargo space of the new Civic, there is a 60:40 split rear-seat configuration to further amplify the practicality of the car. Another notable feature in the cabin is the newly added air conditioning fan control switch which provides convenience at the touch of a button for both driver and front passenger.
All variants of the new Civic are equipped with top class safety features such as six airbags, vehicle stability assist, agile handle assist, hill start assist, emergency stop signal, anti-lock braking system, brake assist, auto brake hold, new front sensors and rear seat ISOFIX.
The new Civic is priced at RM113,600 (1.8S variant), RM129,600 (1.5TC variant) and RM139,600 (1.5TC-P variant). It comes in Lunar Silver Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic or Crystal Black Pearl, and a new shade – Passion Red Pearl.
With the new and exciting enhancements, the Civic is an ideal sedan for young urban families, professionals and tech savvy individuals who demand a stylish vehicle with advanced safety features yet practical for daily performance.
For more information on the new Civic, customers can visit any of Honda’s 100 authorised dealers nationwide, call Honda’s toll free number (1-800-88-2020) or go to www.honda.com.my.
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