Petaling Jaya, 26th February 2020 - Honda Malaysia has officially launched the new Civic, Malaysia’s C-segment leader featuring the next generation advanced safety technology – Honda Sensing. These updates put the Civic on par with D-segment features in safety, style and comfort.

The 10th Generation Civic emerged as Malaysia’s favourite Honda model and dominated its segment with a market share of 72% for the year 2019. It is currently the most sought after model in its segment, having sold more than 48,000 units since its launch four years ago.

Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Toichi Ishiyama said, “In 2016, we revolutionised the C-segment when we introduced the 10th Generation Civic with a turbocharged engine, new stylish exterior design and first in segment features. With the launch of this innovative new Civic today which is equipped with the full suite of Honda Sensing and added advanced safety features, we are proud to further raise the benchmark in the segment. I believe that the new Civic is a complete car for C-segment buyers with its D-segment features.”



• LaneWatch now available too

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The Civic now becomes the first Japanese locally mass-produced C-segment model to be offered with the full suite of 8 Honda Sensing advanced safety features. With this introduction, Honda Malaysia now boasts a complete line up of Honda Sensing-equipped models for C-segment and above, including the most advanced SUV CR-V, flagship executive sedan the All-New Accord and premium MPV the Odyssey.

The new Civic now also comes with Honda LaneWatch, the award-winning camera-based safety technology that supplements the side mirror and enhances the side view while reducing blind spot for safer changing of lanes. It is also the only and first model in the segment to offer this innovative feature.

Exterior wise, the new Civic is further refined to enhance its fastback styling charm. The front and rear bumpers are re-designed, with the range-topping variant additionally getting gloss black grille highlights, rear trunk spoiler, and new design 18-inch alloy wheels.

Powered by a 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine, the Civic embodies Honda’s  Fun-to Drive element with its dynamic performance and excellent fuel economy. The thrill of VTEC Turbocharged engine is aimed to provide an unmatched ‘Joy of Driving’ feel that offers maximum power output of 173PS and maximum torque of 220Nm, equivalent to a 2.4L engine performance. Also offered is the proven 1.8L i-VTEC engine which produces 141PS and 174Nm of torque, ideal for owners who prefer a naturally-aspirated engine. Both engines are Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) certified.

Complementing the new Civic’s design and performance is a refined interior. This C-segment leader now offers D-segment features such as new leather seat accent design complementing standard new auto front wiper, 8-way powered driver seat, remote engine start and walk away auto lock for all variants. The steering switches too have been aesthetically refined in looks and texture.

To maximize the cargo space, the Civic now includes a 60:40 split-folding rear seats to further amplify the practicality of the car. Another notable feature in the cabin is the newly added air conditioning fan control switch which provides convenience at the touch of a button for both driver and front passenger.

All variants of the New Civic are equipped with top class safety features such as six airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Agile Handle Assist (AHA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Auto Brake Hold (ABH), New Front Sensors and Rear Seat ISOFIX.

The monthly sales target of the New Civic is 1,000 units and the prices of the 3 variants are:-

• RM113,600 for 1.8S variant

• RM129,600 for 1.5TC variant

• RM139,600 for 1.5TC-P variant

The New Civic is made available with a new colour option, the Passion Red Pearl which expresses the sporty and bold presence of the car. Other colour options available are Lunar Silver Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.

With the new and exciting enhancements, this much-loved New Civic is an ideal sedan for young urban families, professionals and tech savvy individuals who demand for a stylish vehicle with advanced safety features yet practical for daily performance.