Turbo-powered RS variant included in line-up
The much-awaited 10th generation Civic is ready to set foot on Philippine shores following its first appearance in Southeast Asia at the Bangkok Motor Show in Thailand late last month. Following the launch, Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) announced the all-new Civic is coming to the country, revealing that it is bound to set a new benchmark in its class with its aerodynamic styling, sophisticated interior, spacious cabin space, and a host of new and advanced features.
At the same time, HCPI revealed that the 10th generation Civic line-up will include an RS Turbo variant. The RS Turbo is the top-of-the-line variant exclusively integrated with Honda’s RS or Road Sailing design that provides the all-new Civic with a sportier and a more unique character.
The all-new Civic RS Turbo variant flaunts 17-inch RS Design Alloy Wheels, a Gloss Black Front Grille, Rear Wing Spoiler, LED Fog Lights, Chrome Door Handles and an RS emblem. To provide the all-new Civic with a more powerful and fun-to-drive driving performance, the all-new Civic RS Turbo variant is powered by Honda’s first-ever VTEC Turbo Engine.
On the inside, the all-new Civic presents a dynamic blend of a remarkably spacious interior complemented by a modern and expansive cockpit design. Showcasing a completely redesigned cabin, the all-new Civic is integrated with premium quality soft-touch materials and an extensive package of intuitive controls.
Furthermore, the all-new Civic incorporates key technologies that provide a truly unique customer experience. The all-new Civic’s instrument cluster includes a full color Multi-Information Display, which not only shows vehicle speed, but also shows other vehicle-related information, SMS and e-mails for the driver’s easy viewing. This is paired with the Electrostatic Steering Wheel Controls to allow the driver to easily switch through audio and smart phone options with just a single swipe on the steering wheel controls.
The all-new Civic’s dashboard also features a new seven-inch Advanced Display Audio that provides advanced touch controls, entertainment features, and smart phone connectivity. It also displays the dynamic guidelines projected from the multi-view reverse camera.
The advanced features of the all-new Civic also extend to the multiple functionalities of its Smart Key, which include the Remote Engine Start Function that starts the vehicle engine and turns on the Auto Climate Control System to allow the cabin to cool even before entering the vehicle, with a simple push of a button. The Smart Key also consists of a Walk-away Auto Door Lock Feature that automatically locks all doors after sensing that the Smart Key has left a perimeter range of approximately two meters away from the vehicle.
With the overall combination of its redesigned sporty exterior, new upscale and spacious interior, excellent driving performance, and extensive set of advanced features, the all-new Civic has received positive reviews and awards, such as the 2016 North American Car of the Year, 2016 Canadian Car of the Year, Autoguide.com 2016 Car of the Year and Overall Best Buy of the Year by experts at Kelley Blue Book.
The all-new Civic is available in 1.8 E and RS Turbo variants with the following color: Cosmic Blue Metallic; Midnight Burgundy Pearl; Lunar Silver Metallic; White Orchid Pearl; Modern Steel Metallic (1.8 E only); and Rallye Red (RS Turbo only).