Monday, March 20, 2017
Your Speed-Sensing Door Lock Prayers Have Been Answered as Honda Equips It in 2017 Civic
Honda Cars Philippines is finally addressing the single biggest complaint about the all-new Civic: the lack of speed-sensing door locks. Though I personally don’t see any problem of pressing a lock/unlock button to secure my doors, it seems some people have made a big deal about it. And now, your prayers have been answered; that is if you’re in the market for the Civic 1.8 E.
For new stocks arriving at dealerships nationwide, the 2017 Civic 1.8 E now comes with a Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock feature that conveniently bolts all the doors when the car reaches 15 km/h. This provides an extra layer of convenience and protection for people who would otherwise forget to lock the doors themselves.
Along with the Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock feature, the 2017 Civic 1.8 E also gains power folding side mirrors which allow the driver to retract his side mirrors at the push of a button. Again, this gives an extra layer of convenience and security, especially for owners who park in tight spaces.
When asked, HCPI representatives said that only the 1.8 E will have the Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock feature for now. No timeline is available yet as to when the range-topping RS Turbo will also gain that feature as standard.
That being said, there is an aftermarket solution available which requiring plugging into the car’s OBD port to turn on features like the speed sensing door locks. Though this has become a popular solution to tenth-generation Civic owners, Honda Cars Philippines cautions against the use of such means.
Going back to the subject of the 2017 Honda Civic 1.8 E, the addition of the speed sensing door locks and power folding mirrors have netted at P 15,000 increase in the SRP. The 1.8 E is now P 1,103,000 while the 1.8 E Modulo is at P 1,158,000.
The color palette of the 2017 Civic 1.8 E remains the same: Cosmic Blue Metallic, Midnight Burgundy Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, and White Orchid Pearl (additional P 20,000).