MANILA: Filipinos love sedans and that has encouraged the automakers to create new, much appealing and feature packed sedans to enhance their market share in the country. Honda, the Japanese automaker who has tightly captured the 5th spot in the sales report declared by CAMPI, is also in the same league. The brand already has a balanced fleet, from entry level hatch to luxurious sedan and sports car to big family MPV, addressing the needs and choices of masses in the Philippines. Honda Civic is one such car which has been blessed with good looks, performance-centric engine, and comfortable cabin. With more than 4 decades of its existence in the automobile market, Honda Civic has seen numerous modifications and updations over the years in its 10 generations.
The 10th-Gen model was launched in April 2016 in the Philippines and all the modifications received by this model makes it an enticing member of the pack. Just have a look at the features and packages this sedan holds within for its customers -
Indeed the new model of Honda Civic is designed keeping in view the interest of the prospective customers and the competition involved in its segment. To make the hearts race with the styling of the new Civic, Honda has given it a coupe-like silhouette with low and wide stance and sharper body creases in comparison to its predecessors. Carrying the sporting heritage with its enticing structure, this sedan flaunts thick chrome and bold headlamps at its front. The rear carries equally impressive styling with 'C' shaped tail lamps. The stance of this sedan is well defined with its overall dimensions worth 4633 mm x 1799 mm x 1416 mm (L X W X H) along with wheelbase counting to 2700 mm. The minimum ground clearance of this Japanese car is 133 mm which is pretty decent in its class. The exterior is complemented with 16-inch alloys with 215/55 R16 in 1.8 E CVT and 17-inch RS Design alloy wheels with 215/50 R17 rubbers in the RS Turbo CVT trim.
The revised Honda Civic features a confident and well-loaded cabin. This all black interior gives a sporty look to its sedan while the chrome implants at the steering, center console and dashboard add elegance and luxury element to it. The cabin is loaded with advanced features paired with technology for optimum comfort and convenience of the occupants. You get one touch up/down power windows at the front, single/dual zone automatic air conditioner, 12 V accessory socket, map light, dome light, coat hanger and auto door lock in this Honda sedan. Further, the instrument cluster houses odometer, vehicle settings and full-color TFT trip computer display in driver-friendly manner. The infotainment facility in this drive comprises of Bluetooth, iPhone & iPod connectivity, USB port and advanced 7-inch touch display. Also, 4 speakers and 2 tweeters are plotted in this cabin which deliver crisp and clear sound. Apart from a comfortable room in the cabin for 5 occupants, Civic has a standard boot worth 525 litres which can be expanded by split folding the rear seats to flat.
The Japanese manufacturer has packed this sedan with its most trusted technology. There is 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine plotted under the 1.8 E CVT trim, which is capable of knocking out a maximum power counting to 141 PS at 6500 rpm along with maximum torque showing 174 Nm at 4300 rpm. The RS Turbo CVT trim is powered by 1.5-litre i-VTEC Turbo engine mated with Earth Dreams Technology which makes it knock out 173 PS of peak power at 5500 rpm and 220 Nm of peak torque between 1700 and 5500 rpm effortlessly. Both the engines are coupled with CVT to enhance the efficiency and performance.
Safety has always been the priority for Honda and it never fails to pack its cars with impeccable safety aspects. Honda Civic is no exception and is equipped with numerous trusted features which can ensure the protection of occupants in crucial conditions. To save the occupants from experience impact, there are dual front, side and curtain airbags. Also, Civic is blessed with Auto Brake Hold (ABH), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Hill Start Assist and Vehicle Stability Control which keep this sedan in control on varied terrains. Along with these aspects, a reverse camera is offered in this Honda drive which helps the driver in reversing the sedan conveniently while parking.
Indeed Honda Civic is one enticing sedan which gives a luxury feel at a competitive price of PhP 1,088,000 for the Filipino customers. With so many advanced features and a performance-centric engine, there is no reason for which a customer would look for any other option in this segment.