Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Honda Cars Philippines officially confirms all-new Civic's local debut to happen soon

We reported it way ahead of everyone else--on December 6, 2015, as a matter of fact--nearly two months ahead of Honda Cars Philippines' first teaser of it on its Facebook page. Well, it's finally official: Honda is bringing in the all-new, 10th-generation Honda Civic to the country soon.

The design of the all-new Honda Civic departs from its predecessor's conservative styling, with its aggressive new face complemented by its low and wide stance and shortened front overhang. To give the new compact car a sporty countenance, the Japanese carmaker gave it LED headlights and daytime running lights up front while the rear has C-shaped taillights.

The biggest news for the all-new Honda Civic though is under the hood, with the vehicle being powered by either a 1.8-liter engine--which, if we presume correctly, would be a holdover from the outgoing model which means it's good for 141hp and 174Nm of torque--or Honda's first-ever turbocharged engine which has an output of 172ps (170hp) and 220Nm of torque, a displacement of 1496cc (1.5 liters) and a boost pressure of 16.5psi.

Also new to the 10th generation Civic is the Continuously Variable Transmission which was developed under Honda's Earth Dreams Technology and supposedly delivers "a powerful driving performance and a fun-to-drive experience in different driving situations."

We do have a couple of questions for Honda Cars Philippines though:  

1) Will we ever get the hatchback which is slated to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show before it goes on sale in 2017; and

2) Can't we get the European market version of the turbocharged engine which has a higher 10.6:1 compression ratio that lets it put out 201hp and 260Nm of torque?

Too soon, we know, but one can hope...

Anyway, the all-new Honda Civic will be available in the following colors:
  • Midnight Burgundy Pearl (new color)
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic (new color)
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • White Orchid Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Rallye Red
The best news about the all-new Honda Civic? Honda dealerships nationwide are now accepting reservations for it!

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