Honda has launched the 11th gen Civic e:HEV hybrid in Thailand. The sedan was previously available in two variants EL and EL+, both carrying the 1.5L VTEC turbo engine that punches out 176hp of power and 240Nm of torque with power sent to the front wheels via CVT gearbox.
The e:HEV hybrid version of the 11th-generation Civic sedan is also offered in two variants, namely the e:HEV EL+ for 1.129 million baht (PKR 65.54 lac) and e:HEV RS for 1.259 million baht (PKR 73.08 lac). Adding up to the existing range, the 11th gen Civic is now available in 4 variants in Thai market, two non-hybrid and two hybrid versions.
Exterior of Civic e:HEV hybrid in Thailand
The e:HEV hybrid powertrain features Honda’s i-MMD (intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) technology, which consists of an electric motor rated at 182 hp (135 kW) and 315 Nm powering the front wheels. The electric motor draws power from a lithium-ion battery that is aided 2.0L naturally-aspirated Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine with its own electric motor that acts as a generator. While the system runs as an EV most of the time, it can provide direct drive via lock-up clutch at high speeds when it’s more efficient to do so. There are three drive modes available (Econ, Normal and Sport) to choose from, while the combined fuel consumption is rated at 25 km/liter.
As for equipment, the Honda Civic e:HEV comes with either 17-inch wheels (EL+) or 18-inch wheels (RS), blued Honda logos, chrome window trims, door handles and front grille garnish, e:HEV badging, hybrid-specific displays, rear air vents and 60:40 split-folding rear seats.
Interior of Civic e:HEV hybrid in Thailand
Other standard kit includes LED lighting, keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control, powered front seats, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a Qi wireless phone charger, Honda Smart Key Card, Honda Connect, eight speakers, leather/suede upholstery and remote engine start.
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