Monday, February 15, 2016

Honda Cars Philippines Reveals All-New Civic Engines, Variants


Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. has just announced that its authorized dealers across the country are now accepting reservations for the all-new 2016 Civic which will launch very soon. After being shown as a teaser on its Facebook page, HCPI is now revealing more details about their compact car challenger including the powertrain that it will be using.

The tenth-generation model, the 2016 Civic brings Honda back into compact contention with its combination of a premium sporty style and powerful driving performance. The all-new model boasts of a highly aerodynamic design characterized by its low and wide stance, shortened overhangs, and aggressive new front fascia. It’s amplified further with the signature LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights.

Under the hood, the Civic is powered by either a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine or a first for the Civic range, a 1.5-liter turbocharged motor. The new Earth Dreams turbocharged engine boasts of a maximum output of 172 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque for high cruising efficiency and robust performance. Also new to the Civic is the adoption of Honda’s Earth Dreams CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

Harking back to the Civic’s sporty heritage, HCPI announces that the Civic is the second model after the Mobilio to be integrated with the RS or Road Sailing design package. This will undoubtedly add even character and aggressiveness to the Civic’s design.

Already winning the 2016 North American Car of the Year and even the 2016 Canadian Car of the Year, the all-new Civic will be available initially in two variants: the 1.8 E and RS Turbo. It will also have six (6) shades available: Cosmic Blue Metallic, Midnight Burgundy Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Rallye Red.

72 comments:

  1. no manual transmission variant?

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    1. In the US, the MT version is only available in the lower trim which sports the updated 2.0L engine. The 1.8L engine is not available anymore for the US market. The ASEAN version will keep the old 1.8L engine for its lower trim models.

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    2. I think this is the trend now, no more manuals for dinosaurs like me. The 1.5 liter turbocharged engine would've been perfect with a manual. Very sad.

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    3. People who prefer manuals are now the minority. With the traffic conditions becoming worse, you really can't blame the majority.

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    4. Bakit, gagawin mo bang taxi??? Lolz. Or masochist ka lang talaga sa Metro Manila traffic. Hindi mo naman pang-kakarera sa racetrack ito eh.

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    5. Kailangan ko ng manual na Civic. Oo, ipapang karera ko kasi sa Clark, Carmona, etc. At naka tira ako sa Bicol kaya walang traffic. Badtrip ako nung inantay ko tong 10th gen tapos wala naman palang manual.

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  2. Best to have comparison with focus 1.5 ecoboost 177hp 240Nm

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    1. Early tests show a 7 second 0-60kmh sprint. That's very quick for a compact, even quicker than the current Civic Si 2.4L 205hp. The Focus 1.5L Ecoboost may have the advantage in power & torque but it is heavier by 100kg+ over the Civic. The tests for the Focus states around 8 seconds for a 0-100kmh sprint. Honda kept the weight of the Honda FB (1200-1300 kg) and made the car with a longer wheelbase and wider wheel track.

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    2. Weight, transmission and drivetrain performance is still paramount for quick launches. The new 1.5 turbocharged Civic has been shown to launch as fast and get from 0-60 mph like the 86 (around 7.0 secs). That's very good performance for a cheap car, although I have a feeling Honda Philippines will price the 1.5 turbo Civic way higher than it should be (probably at least 1.4M, which is ridiculous). Would be great at 1.2M. Cheap 7 sec car, although not an FR.

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    3. Base on your comparison, focus is faster with 0-100km/h @8sec vs civic with 0-60km/h @7sec. If you mean 0-60miles/h for civic, then again its not comparable coz the equivalent of 100km/h in miles is 62miles/h.

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    4. I posted the reply dated February 17. It should have been 0-60mph and not 0-60kmh. As per most test worldwide, the new Civic 1.5L turbo is quicker by a second than the Focus 1.5L Ecoboost in either 0-60mph or 0-100kmh sprint.

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    5. LOL at Honda ricer fanb0is comparing this to the 86. Kahit anong gawin at ikabit niyo dito, this is still a wrong-wheel drive, economy car. Go back to High School physics to understand why rear-wheel drive is superior to wrong-wheel drive like this one. Turbocharging is a lazy, cheap way for Honda to keep up with the competition. It's like they turned their back on the very reason why they came up with VTEC in the first place. So I guess the ricers would now stop parroting Honda's mantra that "all-motor" and "naturally-aspirated" is the only true, pure religion. Hypocrites.

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    6. Ford focus 1.5 ecoboost 0-60mph is 6.8sec

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  3. San na yung mga haters ng honda dito sa site? Parang biglang nanahimik.

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    1. Pangit pa rin. Overstyled, ricey looks. Won't stand the test of time. Madali pagsawaan itsura. It's an improvement over the ugly 9th-gen for sure, but that's the lowest bar you can clear in the compact sedan category :P. Lol.

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    2. That's a very subjective statement. Sa iyo pangit, sa karamihan maganda. That's your opinion though.

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    3. Speak for yourself. Maganda lang yan compared to the ugly 9th-gen.

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  4. The coupe can give the 86 a run for its money

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    1. Still a cheap, compact economy, wrong-wheel drive car. The ricers citing 0-60 times above don't realize that those numbers are for straight-line performance only. Take a RWD sport compact like the 86 and a wrong-wheel drive economy compact like the Civic on a racetrack and the latter would never have a chance, stock for stock. Physics beats fanboyism everytime.

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    2. Huh boss. Why the hate? Owning a car isn't all about the price. It's about being happy when you drive it. I feel safe and stable in the civic as in most Hondas plus this one looks like a Volvo. FYI Im not a fanboy. I drive a 2013 dubai prado and 2016 LC. I also like the 86 but it isnt practical for me - its fun to drive and handles well but you shouldn't down other cars. Bad habit.

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    3. Look at the riceboi who first tried to compare this economy car to a RWD sports car above ^^^^^. Address your comment to her :P.

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  5. Uly i hate rear spoilers. Does the RS come with one?

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  6. price should be more interesting

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  7. Goodbye 2.0. They should have ditched the 1.8 and just offered the 2.0 instead :)

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  8. Nasaan na ba yung si zoom zoom fanboy na #1 hater ng honda?

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    1. Ano ba pagyayabang ng mga ricer fanbois sa model na ito? "Hooray, mas maganda siya sa 9th-gen, woohoo!" Yuckers pa rin naman compared to the other brands.

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    2. Gusto mo ihampas ko sa mukha mo ang 1.5L turbo engine?

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    3. Pangit ka kasi kaya pangit taste mo. Lolz.

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  9. I wish there was a hatchback or coupe version. Dont like the look of the sedan.

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  10. Mazda 3 still looks better

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  11. I prefer the overall look of of the Mazda 3 but Im expecting this to be the best in class.

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    1. Is this the best you can do?

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    2. ^ Huh? Exterior wise i prefer the mazda 3 but complete package I believe the Civic will win. If I am in the market for a compact car the New Civic will most likely be my top choice. What do you think?

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    3. Mazda's exterior looks really good. They really nailed it especially with the mazda 3 and 6.

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    4. Best in Class how? By copying Ford with small-displacement turbo engines or copying Mazda's SkyActive tech with Earth Dreams kuno Technology??? They ran out of original ideas, so imitation is the name of the game for them now to catch up. If you read up on the history of VTEC development you will laugh at how Honda now turned 180 degrees and basically spat on that philosophy.

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    5. Best in class because they have the best engine (good balance of performance and fuel efficiency) in the segment, a very spacious interior, good reliability, a decent amount of tech equipped (wireless charging, touchscreen, rear camera, electronic parking brake). It looks good too. The only thing that's still unknown is whether it will be priced competitively.

      Ano pa ba masasabi mo? Yun lang ba? Philosophy and imitation? That's your issue? That's very insignificant. Pinalalaki mo ang issue na wala naman dapat. Para kang babae.

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    6. Wow, you say all that based on the article and specs? Lolz. Test-drive mo muna ricer boi bago ka magsabi ng mga kaogagan na yan.

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    7. Para kang fan-ghey defending a mediocre, overpriced brand even if you haven't even test-driven it yet.

      Eto basahin mo para maliwanagan ka:

      2016 Honda Civic: Stop-Sale Issued, Recall Looms, Engine Issue To Blame

      "The all-new Honda Civic raced into showrooms last October, but it's already begun to hit speed bumps. According to Bloomberg, Honda is preparing to recall 2016 Civics registered in the U.S. due to engine problems.


      That said, the past few years haven't been especially kind to the Civic. The all-new 2012 model was widely panned by critics, and its ad campaign...well, it left something to be desired. Facing stiff competition in an increasingly crowded U.S. market, Honda made the unusual decision to revamp the Civic completely in just four years, instead of the usual seven.

      And thus we come to the 2016 Civic. Though the model has been lauded by the press -- the company issued a stop-sale notice to dealers in January. The reason? Missing or misplaced piston rings, which could cause the Civic's engine to stall or fail entirely."

      http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1102477_2016-honda-civic-stop-sale-issued-recall-looms-engine-issue-to-blame

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    8. Ogag ka din pala. Ikaw din mismo di mo pa din nasubukan mag drive nitong bagong civic tapos pinuput down mo na agad. Hypocrite yung gago oh.

      Besides, by the time na binebenta na ito sa pinas, the issues will probably be ironed out already.

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    9. Pinuputdown based on looks and specs, hindi tulad mo na puro intangibles pinagyayabang ni hindi mo pa nga nahihipo yung sasakyan. Mga ricers talaga oh.

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    10. Intangibles? Are you stupid? Specs vs specs basis ko. We already know that its going to be equipped with a turbo charged engine, and its going to have lots of gadgets in it. Doon pa lang talo na yung iba. Besides there are a lot of foreign reviews out there so you'll get the idea what this car is going to be like to drive.

      Pinuptdown mo sa specs at looks ha. Sige, looks subjective yun. Kung pangit sa iyo, wala tayong magagawa dyan. Pero based sa specs, bakit mo nasabi na di ito maganda? Sige nga. What's your basis?

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    11. Specs daw? You can easily achieve 170hp from a 2.0L NA engine, nothing beats the smoothness & linear power delivery of an all-motor engine. Sinabi na nga sa taas kung bakit napilitan gumamit ng turbo ang Honda eh, dahil hindi makahabol yung NA VTEC engines nila. Edi lumabas kinain din nila lahat ng marketing propaganda nila starting from the 80s about NA VTEC engines. Any car manufacturer can attach a turbo to their engines, that's not a challenge.

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    12. Oh? Papano mo nasabi na di smooth ang takbo ng civic? We have to go back to your question, nasubukan mo na ba mag drive nga bagong civic? Do you personally know that the civic is in fact unrefined? What if smooth pala siya kahit turbo? Hypocritical dumbass. Puro assumption lang sa iyo eh. Puro theory lang.

      Specs vs specs, based on paper tayo dapat. Since we both haven't driven this yet wag ka muna mag assume na di smooth ang civic. Well based on paper, the civic wins hands down vs every other competitor. 0-100km/h, its better. Equipment? The civic has lots of toys.

      Dito na naman tayo sa irrelevant na topic, their philosophy. So what if they swallowed their pride and made a turbo equipped civic? Ano naman masama doon? Mas ok nga yun eh. At least nag improve sila. Yeah any manufacturer can attach turbo, true. However each manufacturer implements turbo differently. Ford also has a 1.5L turbo engine but its slower than the civic.

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    13. Eh hindi ka pa pala naka-drive ng car na may turbo eh, tumahimik ka na, wal ka pa alam. Lahat ng turbo may lag, kahit yung pinaka-maliit na turbine, that's how it works. Basa-basa muna bago mag-assume ng mali. It's true some of it can be masked by clever transmission programming, but not all of it. Everything else being equal, an NA engine would be smoother and would have a more linear power delivery. Want a force-induction engine with no turbo lag??? You should have asked Honda to attach a supercharger to this Civic instead. :P Just learn to get used to the turbine drone noise even at idle, lolz.

      Dami ka pa kelangan aralin boy, basa-basa muna.

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    14. You're generalizing. Bagong turbo na ito. New technology na. Di na ito luma na iniisip mo. Save your judgement later. Magsalita ka na lang pag nasubukan mo na umupo at paandarin to. Besides if ever there is a "lag" indeed, I'd rather have that unnoticeable "turbo lag" than a slower non turbo car.

      Ikaw kailangan mag aral eh. Might be futile given you have a dumbass logic but its worth a try. Go enroll yourself in a public school, it's never too late to learn basic education.

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    15. Ah, so you prefer a turbo car that only matches the output of a naturally-aspirated 2.0L car. Baba pala ng ambition mo sa buhay. Bagay kayo ng Honda.

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    16. Matches the output? The turbo is faster and theoretically much more fuel efficient than a naturally aspirated 2.0L engine. I think you're forgetting something. The turbo reaches maximum output at lower RPM than the non turbo engine.

      Besides, you know who else are using turbo now instead of naturally aspirated engines? BMW. Look at their cars. Its all turbocharged now. Di ko maintindihan bakit mababa tingin mo sa turbo.

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  12. a carry over R18a engine for the base model is crap. Why not the 2.0 earthdreams?.. The new civic is both practical and sporty (the 1.5 turbo plus the loads of space to boot.) The 1.5 turbo is also dyno tested at 177hp and 258Nmm torque - a lot higher than the brochure specs - stock!.
    The M3 is short in space. but then again you buy a Mazda for the soul of it. The drive, the passion.

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    1. So what, using a turbo meant Honda just went against their philosophy since the 70s that small, naturally-aspirated engines with VTEC are the way to go for performance and fuel-efficiency. They were desperate to keep up with the competition and using a turbo is the easiest, cheapest and laziest way to do it. RIP Honda. They ran out of original ideas. Just another me-too manufacturer.

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    2. Yeah but at least they got in with the times. Turbocharged engines are the future.

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    3. Exactly ricer fanboi. They ran out of original ideas, so might as well imitate Ford. Lolz.

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    4. Turbo daw is the future, haha. Hindi mo ba alam riceboy kung gaano ka old-tech na ang turbo? Napilitan ang Honda gumamit ng Turbo para makahabol sa naturally-aspirated 2.0L engines ng Mazda (165hp at 14:1 CR) at Ford (170hp). Obviously VTEC alone can't cut it anymore, since it is an '80s tech na rin. They ran out of new ideas, so they are relying on their 80s-90s reputation now.

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    1. Wag magsalita ng patapos. The car has not been released yet tapos aangal ka na agad. Malay mo maganda pala pagka set up ng cvt nila.

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  14. Havent had the (dis)pleasure of driving a cvt but my gf has cvt equipped car and I feel it lacks power from the get go...or maybe its because she drives reaaally slow.

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    1. It depends on the car manufacturer. Some cvt sucks with certain brands while others feel like regular automatics.

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  15. 1.5M for the RS ans 1M for the 1.8.... Im a Honda fan but they keep shooting themselves in the foot!

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    1. Walang bibili ng wrong-wheel drive economy compact car for 1.5M, lolz.

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    2. Bakit naging wrong wheel?

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  16. No MAnual transmission? Forget It.

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    1. When Mazda had no option for manual transmission even for its subcompact model, no one complained. In fact, it was all praises for them.

      But when honda opted to remove the manual transmission option for this civic (the city and jazz still has manual transmission), there's already an uproar and everyone is whining.

      Where is the justice? Nasaan na ba ang hustisya people???

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    2. Kasi ricer fanbois still think that even in 2016, mas "macho" kapag naka-manual tranny ka, pang-girls lang daw mga auto trannies, lol. Kaya sila pagod at durog ang tuhod sa daily traffic dito sa Metro Manila, masabi lang na "astig" sila dahil they drive a manual. Lol. Mga masochists, hindi macho. Haha.

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    3. Kaya lang kase ako nag honda civic is because of availability of MT, e ngayon all CVT na kaya ayoko na. this has nothing to do with MAZDA.

      Bakit ba nakikialam kayo e gusto namin MT e, you don't need to call us names. We like it, PERIOD.

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  17. Eto basahin ng mga Honda ricer fanbois para maliwanagan sila:

    2016 Honda Civic: Stop-Sale Issued, Recall Looms, Engine Issue To Blame

    "The all-new Honda Civic raced into showrooms last October, but it's already begun to hit speed bumps. According to Bloomberg, Honda is preparing to recall 2016 Civics registered in the U.S. due to engine problems.


    That said, the past few years haven't been especially kind to the Civic. The all-new 2012 model was widely panned by critics, and its ad campaign...well, it left something to be desired. Facing stiff competition in an increasingly crowded U.S. market, Honda made the unusual decision to revamp the Civic completely in just four years, instead of the usual seven.

    And thus we come to the 2016 Civic. Though the model has been lauded by the press -- the company issued a stop-sale notice to dealers in January. The reason? Missing or misplaced piston rings, which could cause the Civic's engine to stall or fail entirely."

    http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1102477_2016-honda-civic-stop-sale-issued-recall-looms-engine-issue-to-blame
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  18. Can anyone outline in detail the differences between the 1.8 E and RS Turbo variants? I just want to discern subjectively if the difference is worth 200k. Many thanks:-)

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  19. Hindi totoo na majority gusto automatic..WALA LANG KASE CHOICE and discounts given kase. Kahit look at stats how many MT cars are being sold if available on a certain variant vs its matic variant.

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