In the previous months, we’ve already seen pictures of the all-new 11th-generation Honda Civic. Recently however, the latest version of Honda’s well-known sedan has already reached Thailand. So, with the fact that we source our Honda models from the said country, it remains a possibility that the future Philippine-spec model will look like (and be specced similar to) the Thai model.
The Thai-spec 11th-gen Civic and one with the Modulo kits [Photo source: autolifethailand official]
To further get a feel on how the new Thai-spec 11th-gen Civic looks like, let’s check out this walkaround video. It is in Thai though, but what we can see from it more than speaks for itself.
As you can see, the new Civic is an evolution of the previous version inside and out. But instead of becoming more angular and ostentatious, it now bears a sleeker and more refined exterior. The headlamps are now more in-line with the front grille, and the A-pillars have been slightly moved back. Moreover, it now has a lower and seemingly straighter beltline.
Thai-spec 11th-generation Honda Civic walkthrough [Video Source: autolifethailand official]
And at least for the Thai version, there are fewer faux vents than ever before. The wheel design also switched into a more elegantly sculpted spoked design, instead of those flat-looking, two-toned alloys that the current Civic uses.
Likewise, the interior of the car now feels more mature and refined. There’s now an abundance of straight lines, and this is especially apparent with the cleaner-looking, more premium-feeling dashboard. On top of that, Honda also made strides into making it more technologically modern. For instance, the previous analog gauge cluster is now digital, and it now has wireless phone charging, among others.
The all-new Civic's rear end [Photo source: autolifethailand official]
The position of the infotainment system was also changed as it is now a floating-type display instead of being flush with the dashboard. As such, we can say that a driver no longer has to dip his or her eyesight down low. And while the said screen looks more advanced than the current version, it still also retains some physical buttons.
And lastly, the center console also looks cleaner and flatter. This is also thanks in part to having a button-operated electronic parking brake.
So, what do you think? Does the 11th-gen Honda Civic look great in the metal or what?
Apart from the sleeker, more refined look, the interior also appears roomier [Photo source: autolifethailand official]
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Know more about Honda Civic 2021
The Civic compact sedan by multinational automaker Honda is now in its 10th generation. It was first introduced back in April 2016, and currently it has three variants. Under the hood, the 10th-gen Civic for the Philippine market has two engine options. The Civic RS uses a 1.5-liter turbocharge inline-4 that can make up to 171 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque. The second engine option is a naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter inline-4 that can produce a maximum of 139 horsepower and 174 Nm of torque. All variants use a continuously variable transmission, which sends all power to the front wheels.
Cesar G.B. Miguel