Less than 4 months of its world debut, the 11th gen Honda Civic sedan has been launched in Thailand, making it the first market in the ASEAN region to have received the latest generation Civic model. Available in three variants, the 11th gen Civic sedan in Thailand is priced as 964,900 baht (PKR 47.13 lac) for the base EL, 1,009,900 baht (PKR 49.33 lac) for the EL+ and 1,199,900 baht (PKR 58.61 lac) for the flagship RS variant.
All variants are powered by 1.5L turbo units while there is no 1.8L naturally aspirated engine offered this time. Power output is 176 hp which is 4 hp less than the figures of 1.5L engine in US and Japanese market. Still, compared to the outgoing model, its 5 hp more while torque has gone up by 20 Nm to 240 Nm with claimed fuel consumption figures of 17.2 km in a liter.
In terms of features the Civic gets projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, keyless entry, walk-away auto lock, push-button start, fabric seats, single-zone auto climate control, a seven-inch instrument display and a reverse camera as standard. The EL+ adds auto-folding door mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather upholstery and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
The flagship RS variant boasts full-LED headlights, auto wipers, black Ultrasuede upholstery, red ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, dual-zone climate control, alloy pedals, paddle shifters and a new Sport driving mode. Other new features that are exclusive to the RS are a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, a 4-way powered passenger seat, a Qi wireless charger and a slimline Honda Smart Key Card.
The new Civic benefits from HondaConnect infotainment system from the latest Accord which is exclusive to the RS variant, featuring a 9-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and remote vehicle functionality via Smartphone app. The EL and EL+ variants are fitted with a 7-inch display and wired CarPlay.
All new Honda Civic RS in Thailand
All variants of the new Civic in Thailand are equipped as standard with the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance systems, including autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist, lane keeping assist, automatic high beam and front departure alert, as well as Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), which is exclusive to Thai market. It also provides Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capabilities at speeds of under 65 km/h. Honda has also chosen to retain the LaneWatch camera instead of a conventional blind spot monitor; but this is only offered with the RS variant.
11th gen Honda Civic launched in Thailand
All variants gets 6 airbags as standard, as well as new rear seat reminder (exclusive to RS), stability control, hill start assist and rear ISOFIX child seat anchors. Lastly, Honda is also offering a range of Modulo accessories, including chromic Solid Wing face, fake rear vents, rear wing, chrome exhaust finishers, black 17-inch turbine-style alloys, illuminated side sill scuff plates, black door mirror covers and footwell illumination, each can be bought separately giving a chance for buyers to customize their cars from showroom.
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