The wait is over as Honda Cars Philippines finally introduces the refreshed Civic for the local market. For 2019, Honda’s compact sedan offering gets a new exterior styling and added convenience features to further satisfy customers needs for a sporty yet functional passenger car.
This year, the 2019 Civic gets new exterior styling cues such as the newly designed front bumper, new full LED headlights with integrated DRLs, and larger Belrina Black 18-inch wheels for the RS Turbo and Shark Gray 16-inch wheels for the 1.8 E.
Inside, the 2019 Civic offers an updated 7-inch touch screen advanced Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This year, it gets new hard buttons and a rotary volume knob for easier access and usability.
For the RS Turbo, the leather seats and powered driver’s seat is now complimented by the new sports pedals.
Under the hood, the new 2019 Civic is available with two engine options namely, the 1.5-liter turbo charged DOHC i-VTEC engine for the RS Turbo which produces 173 horsepower and a maximum torque of 220 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 1.8 E and the new variant, the 1.8 S are both powered by the familiar 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC engine generating 141 horsepower and 173 Nm of torque.
The power of both engines is transmitted through a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed based on Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. The engine and transmission provide responsive performance, acceleration, and efficient fuel economy. On top of the Civic’s potent powertrains, Honda’s Eco Assist System, which consists of the ECON mode and Eco-Coaching Ambient Light, is still available to help encourage drivers achieve fuel-efficient driving.
Ensuring the highest level of safety and customer confidence, all variants of the New Civic is equipped with dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, and stability control that includes hill start assist. The RS Turbo adds an additional 4 airbags (total of 6) giving it a perfect 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating.
The 2019 Civic is now available at all of Honda’s authorized 38 dealers nationwide in 5 colors and at the following suggested retail prices:
- Platinum White Pearl (new color, adds P 20,000 to SRP)
- Cosmic Blue Metallic
- Lunar Silver Metallic (1.8 E and 1.8 S only)
- Modern Steel Metallic (RS Turbo and 1.8 E only)
- Rallye Red (RS Turbo)
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