Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Honda Cars Philippines Reveals More Civic Details
Honda Cars Philippines is dropping more details on the 10th generation Civic as anticipation grows thanks to its regional launch in Thailand earlier this month. According to HCPI, they’re confident that the all-new 2016 Civic will be the “benchmark in its class with its aerodynamic styling, sophisticated interior, spacious cabin space, and a host of new and advanced features.”
With its launch slated by the middle of this year, HCPI has revealed more about the features pertaining to its top-end RS Turbo variant. Short for “Road Sailing”, the RS Turbo variant packs a turbocharged 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine under the hood mated to a CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission.
Along with the promise of fun-to-drive performance, the RS Turbo variant features a gloss black front grille, rear wing spoiler, LED headlights, LED front fog lights, chrome door handles, and unique 17-inch alloy wheels. In short, it pretty much looks like the Thailand market RS Turbo shown at the Bangkok International Motor Show.
Inside, it’ll feature a full-color multi-information display which shows the vehicle speed as well as vehicle-related information, text messaging, and even e-mails. This is paired with Electrostatic Steering Wheel Controls (also on the Honda Pilot) that allows the driver to switch through different functions using swipe commands. In terms of entertainment, the Civic will have a 7-inch Advanced Display Audio system that integrates a multi-view reverse camera.
Coupled with the push-start Smart Key system, the all-new Civic boasts of a remote engine start function that starts the vehicle and even turns on the automatic climate control even before entering the vehicle. The Smart Key also has a Walk-away Auto Door Lock feature that locks all doors once the vehicle senses that the Smart Key has left a perimeter range of two meters away from the vehicle.
The all-new Honda Civic will be made available in two variants: the 1.8 E and RS Turbo variant in six colors: Cosmic Blue Metallic, Midnight Burgundy Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Rallye Red.
HCPI has also launched a new website for the all-new Civic.