This Honda Civic RS Turbo Hatchback from Thailand is one of our wishes

Updated Sep 29, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This would be a treat for local Civic fans.

Honda Thailand launched a new Civic Hatchback at the 41st Bangkok International Motor Show, and it definitely looks mesmerizing.   

To live up to the RS badge, the new Honda Civic Hatchback comes with various sporty exterior features such as new front grille, twin exhaust tubes at the back, and a revamped rear bumper that comes with a distinctive design.

Honda Thailand is offering five color options for the new Civic Hatchback namely, sonic gray, red rally, platinum white, modern steel gray, and black crystal.

The new Honda Civic RS Turbo Hatchback

The new Honda Civic RS Turbo Hatchback

Inside the Honda Civic, a 7-inch touch screen audio system that supports Apple CarPlay is used. The interior is finished with piano black with red stitching that helps give off a sporty aesthetics. The gauge digital display is also added with a sporty touch.

Front view of the Honda Civic Hatchback

From the front to the back, the Honda Civic RS Hatchback is a well-designed car

Under the hood, the Honda Civic RS Hatchback comes with a 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine that is capable of producing 173 hp and 220 Nm of torque.

Honda said that the engine will produce greater power than expected without costing too much fuel thanks to its turbocharged compressed air system. The engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which helps further enhance fuel efficiency, according to Honda.

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The Honda LaneWatch camera

The Honda LaneWatch camera

As for safety, the Honda Civic RS Hatchback comes with Honda LaneWatch. This is a camera placed on the far side mirror of the driver that helps drivers when switching lanes. The feed is displayed on the hatchback’s 7-inch screen.

Cargo space view of the new Hatchback

The new Civic Hatchback's piano black with red stitching interior finish

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Other safety features include collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane-keeping assist system, rear departure mitigation system with lane departure warning, and auto high-beam.

The Thailand-spec Honda Civic RS Hatchback is priced at 1,229,000 Thai Baht (around Php 1.9 million, excluding applicable taxes here). Currently, Honda Cars Philippines is offering the Honda Civic with a starting price of Php 1,115,000 and goes up to Php 1,608,000 for the RS variant.

Cargo space view of the Honda Civic Hatchback

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Know more about Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Honda Civic is the entry of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. in the compact sedan segment. The latest Honda Civic is in its 10th generation featuring a supreme driving technology and innovations that complement its sporty and stylish design. This compact sedan from Honda received a new aggressive styling on both the interior and exterior. Honda Civic has a low and wide stance with sharp but well-defined character lines. The vehicle's aerodynamic styling was further enhanced by its LED headlight, an LED taillight, and daytime running lights. Most of the changes in the Honda Civic are more evident inside the vehicle. - starting from the dashboard that now displays a higher placement. The infotainment system now features more user-friendly buttons and ditching the sliding volume controls. The cabin's headboard carries a completely lighter shade of grey while the lower-half comes in a two-tone finish of dark grey and piano-black. Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. offers the Honda Civic with two engine options: the 1.5L and the 1.8L turbocharged engine. Continuously Variable Transmission developed by the Honda Earth Dreams Technology is also new to the latest Honda Civic, which provides a fun but powerful driving experience. Honda Civic is available in six color options: Ignite Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Cosmic Blue Metallic, and the limited edition Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic.

From ₱1,115,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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