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May 12,2016

10th Generation All-New Civic Set To Be The Game Changer

 
Petaling Jaya, 12 May 2016 – Honda Malaysia today announced that the highly anticipated, 10th Generation Civic is officially open for booking and will be launched in Q2, 2016. The All-New Civic has been completely re-engineered to recreate the sensation and evoke the enthusiasm of Civic fans globally. The All-New Civic is poised to be the game changer in its segment with features that are segments first and class above.

Since the 1st Generation Civic was introduced in 1972, the succeeding generations has been well accepted globally. The Civic is synonymous with the Honda brand in Malaysia, which appeals as an exciting, fun and dynamic vehicle. Since Civic was introduced by Honda Malaysia in 2001, the company has sold 81,013 units of Civic up to March 2016.

The All-New Civic has been re-designed to go back to its roots where it brings back the original strong character of the Civic. The solid sculptural body surface and advance athletic sleek cabin design symbolizes the solid character of this All-New Civic. Honda believes the 10th Generation Civic is the best Civic ever made. Proportionally, it boasts a longer hood, a sporty front overhang, which gives the
All-New Civic a more aggressive athletic and “in motion” appearance. Furthermore, for the first time in Malaysia, the All-New Civic will appear with Full LED Headlights combined with LED Daytime Running Lights to provide high brightness competence.

Measuring 4,630 mm in length, 1,799 mm in width and a height of only 1,416 mm, the All-New Civic is lower and wider which provides good stance. With this dimension package, the All-New Civic delivers exceptional stability on the road, ensuing for more confident driving during acceleration and corners. The redesigned ‘Thin A’ pillar of this new Civic, offers an excellent viewpoint for the drivers. The rear seat foot space width has also been increased by 27 mm compared to the current model.

The All-New Civic has been further improved in terms of body rigidity and steadiness. The improved body stiffness with front MacPherson suspension and rear Multilink suspension further provides comfortable driving experience. To further reduce NVH on the road, a light weight sound proofing system has been applied to the All-New Civic, which includes an underbody covering plus a high noise isolation door system.

Under the sporty hood, the All-New Civic will be offered with two engines for the Malaysian market. For the first time in Honda Malaysia’s line-up a brand new 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology will be introduced. The 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine delivers 173PS and 220Nm of torque which is equivalent to a 2.4L engine performance; additionally this will be the first engine for Honda Malaysia to adopt the direct injection system. The 1.5L powertrain will be mated with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) aimed to provide fun-to-drive performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency. On the other hand, the 1.8L i-VTEC engine which produces 141PS and 174Nm of torque is fitted with CVT for a smooth driving experience.

The 1.5L Turbo rides on a set of 17-inch alloy wheels while the 1.8L is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels.

The All-New Civic is also equipped with numerous top in class features that will revolutionize the segment, particularly, four new advanced features. Firstly, the Remote Engine Start. This feature allows driver to start their vehicle engine up to 40 meters away with a simple push of a button in the remote key. This provides the driver the convenience to activate the air-conditioning to cool down the cabin before entering the vehicle.

Next is the intelligent Walk Away Auto Lock. The vehicle will automatically lock all doors when the driver walks away with the smart key beyond 2.5 metres range (with no individual in the car). The last two features are the Electric Parking Brake and Brake Hold which improves driver’s convenience and provides a seamless driving experience.

All these four features are the first in its segment.

To enhance the comfort of the driver, the All-New Civic will be equipped with 8-way driver power seat for all variants. Honda’s commitment in providing top class safety features is further emphasized with all variants equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), ISOFIX and 6 Airbags (Dual Front Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, and Side Airbags)

Honda Malaysia believes that the All-New Civic with its numerous innovative features and fun-to-drive element will appeal to everyone from young families to working adults and professionals.

The dynamic, technologically advanced and stylish All-New Civic is now open for booking at all 88 authorized Honda dealers nationwide, meanwhile customers will be able to view the All-New Civic for the first time in Malaysia at My Auto Fest 2016 which will take place from 20th – 22nd May 2016 (10:00am to 9:00pm) at Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

For more information, customers can visit any Honda dealer; call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my or www.ridethedream.my to discover more about the exciting features of the All-New Civic.