At the 40th Bangkok Motor Show which was held in March 26, 2019 to April 4 2019 Honda revealed a Civic graced with several new upgrades.
News of this will definitely get many Honda fans here in the Philippines excited because of the fact that cars models that pop up in Thailand, will always make their way here to us in the Philippines. The question now that hovers in our minds is when?
For the looks department of the vehicle, Honda decided to be subtle as overall, the new Honda Civic 2019 at first glance at least, still largely remains the same as its predecessor which you may remember, came as a facelift back in late 2018.
As you take closer looks upon the new vehicle however you will notice from the front that the grille which now features less fake vents. In addition to that, we’ve also noticed that Honda has decided to also house the fog lights in the Civic Turbo RS in a slightly different looking housing.
The new Civic for the ASEAN looks a little similar to the US version
In further improving the RS variant Honda has decided to add several things inside the car’s interior. The first thing one would notice upon entering the new Civic RS is that the seats, the steering wheel, and several parts of the dash are now adorned by very clean and high quality looking red stitching.
The seats now also have a checker pattern that runs down its middle. When it comes to the vehicles’ dashboard, Honda has also incorporated faux wood which seemingly has made a comeback in many vehicles in recent times.
If one thinks that it would clash with the sporty modern look of the Honda Civic RS, it doesn’t actually as the faux wood looks reserved and can mold into the background. Another addition to the car is a physical volume knob for the infotainment system.
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The Interior of the Civic looks stylish as ever
According to the latest car news, the biggest change when it comes to the Honda Civic 2019 isn’t actually visible but rather it’s a piece of nifty safety technology that the company calls "Honda Sensing". In actuality, Honda Sensing in actuality isn’t exactly a single piece of technology as it is a collection.
Functions found within the Honda Sensing system include the Collision Mitigation Braking System which activates a warning during a possible incoming collision and if one cannot avoid it at all the car applies the appropriate amount of brake pressure.
Next is the Road Departure Mitigation System which gives out a warning if it senses a change of lanes without using your signal lights, the car will then automatically steer into the lane you just left and in some cases will apply to brake.
The third update on the list is the Adaptive Cruise control which knows just how fast other vehicles in the road are and adjusts accordingly your speed.
Fourth is the LKAS or Lane Keeping Assist which helps a driver center on a detected lane. And then finally the TSR which helps recognizes posted speed limits. When it comes to the engine, the new Honda Civic is still powered by the 1.5-turbo and 1.8 naturally aspirated Inline 4 which is found in its predecessor.
All in all, the new Civic can be gleaned as a more stylish and a much safer ride than ever before and that’s always a welcome change. Keep updated about the new Honda Civic here at Philkotse.com.
Know more about Honda Civic 2023
The 2023 Honda Civic is a compact, five-door sedan. It is now in its eleventh-generation. For the Philippine market, the Civic has a price range of Php 1,583,000 to Php 1,775,000. It has three variants consisting of the V Turbo, and the RS Turbo as the top-spec trim. All of them are equipped with the Honda Sensing driver assist safety suite, and all use a 1.5-liter turbocharged VTEC inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 175 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. All trims use a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Size-wise, the 2023 Civic is 4,678mm long, 1,802mm wide, and 1,415mm in height. It wheelbase length measures 2,735mm long, and it has a ground clearance of 134mm. Competitors of the Honda Civic for the Philippine market includes the likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis, Mazda3, Kia Forte, Nissan Sylphy, among others.
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