The Civic story starts in 1972 when the first generation of Honda Civic equipped with a 1,169 cc 4-cylinder water-cooled engine being introduced. Only three body types - coupe, hatchback as well as wagon - are available back then, now sedan and convertible are also joined the Civic family.
Speaking of body types, Honda has recently released the Civic 2019 to Malaysia and also the whole world. Let’s dive in the latest Civic to see what features it have will surprise us this time!
Stunning! That’s the first word came into mind when first looking at the 2019 Civic. Mixing with elements of sportiness and elegance, its stylish appearance outstands every generation before it. The thick chrome grille gives a hint of grace to the overall athletic profile, while the sharp-shape of the combi tail lights perfectly echoes its sportive character.
To start, the Honda Civic 2019 has two engine options based on the Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology and are paired to the same CVT unit. The 1.5-litre DOHC VTEC Turbo engine produces 173 PS at 5500, and a 220 Nm at 1700 to 5500 rpm with 1.5TC and 1.5 TC-P variants. Another option is a 1.8-litre SOHC i-VTEC naturally aspirated engine makes 141 PS at 6500 rpm, and 174 Nm of torque at 4300 rpm. An eco-assist function also can be found on the display to monitor the fuel consumption of the car.
Honda Civic has been dedicating to maintain the high-level of drive comfort, and the leather seats ensure the seated area is strongly supported and long-distance-drive friendly. An eight-way power-adjustable seat is now prepared for the driver. The dual-zone AC system and rear AC vents keep the whole cabin pleasantly cool.
The three-pod instrument cluster makes its sporty strike with the fuel gauge on the right and the engine temperature level the left. As for the centre display, speeds in digits and other necessary information are clearly presented. Advanced user experience is realised by a 7-inch touchscreen display and enhanced by connecting with both Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
Long list regarding to the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan safety features, including Honda’s Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock, a Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Multi-angle Parking Camera System, Honda LaneWatch, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and many other equipment that provides everything you need to stay safe, such as airbags an auto-dim rearview mirror.
There’s more to be told, we believed that the pricing will between RM 108,165 and RM 128,631 and available in 5 different colours (White Orchid Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, and Dark Ruby Red Pearl), the 10th generation of Honda Civic is very likely to run in 2019!