Thursday, July 12, 2012

HCPI Launching Expanded Civic Line-Up on Monday


Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is finally launching a much needed expanded Civic line-up on Monday, July 16. Though pricing and availability will be formally announced on Monday, from what we gather (and this was presented in the Civic launch early in the year), it will mark the return of a base variant of the Civic as well as the 2.0-liter model.

Snooping around the net reveals some interesting specs: the 1.8-liter S (as how neighbor Thailand dubs the base variant) will have a 5-speed manual transmission mated to the same 1.8-liter engine as before: 141 horsepower and 174 Nm of torque. It will also continue to be equipped with 15-inch alloys with 195/65 tires.

Meanwhile, the 2.0 EL model will likely serve as the Civic's flagship model. Like before, it will have 155 horsepower and 190 Nm of torque and it will be solely available with a 5-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Key features will likely include: a push button engine start/stop, cruise control, HID headlamps, 17-inch alloys with 214/45 tires among others.

Follow us on Twitter as we follow the unveiling of several new Civic on Monday, July 16. Our coverage starts at 11:00 AM.

10 comments:

  1. "7-inch alloys"

    do you mean, 17" ?

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    1. Made in Japan? or Made in Thailand?

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    2. may Cigarette Lighter po ba sa Loob?

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    3. I don't know. We'll all find out tomorrow. Just follow me on Twitter, and I'll give you a blow-by-blow coverage of the launch.

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    4. Magkano na po ung Honda Civic 2.0?

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    5. Check out all the details here:

      http://www.carguide.ph/2012/07/honda-cars-philippines-launches-civic.html

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  2. I guess most if not all of the first batch of Japan imports have already been sold? I wonder how would one would know if the Civic is from Japan or Thailand. Maybe different rim design? Tire brand?

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    1. From an earlier interview with an HCPI person, they said: "The Thai and Japan versions of the Civic are indistinguishable given the strict manufacturing standards of Honda. That said, there will be some minor differences, for instance to the type of fabric used and perhaps some specifications."

      Again, we're not too sure until we find out during the launch :)

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