With more than 50,000 units sold and a total of 133,000 on Malaysian roads across all generations, the current best-selling C-segment car in Malaysia — the 10th generation Honda Civic, will be receiving a refresh and will be launched officially in quarter 4 of 2019. Bookings can now be made at all 98 Honda dealerships nationwide.
The new Honda Civic will be powered by the same 1.5-litre VTEC turbocharged engine from the existing variants, producing an output of 173 hp and 220 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology continuous variable transmission (CVT), providing a balance of fuel efficiency and performance.
Most notably, the new Honda Civic will be getting the full suite of Honda Sensing advanced safety system . The new system includes adaptive cruise control with low speed follow, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking system, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, and auto high-beam.
Honda Sensing promises to assist the driver in three main categories of safety — driver’s cruising aid, frontal collision deterrence, and side collision deterrence.
Additionally, the new Civic also offers the Honda LaneWatch camera system. The camera-based technology is designed as an improvement over regular blind-spot monitoring system to offer the driver an enhanced view of the left side traffic. A new front parking sensor is also added to the new Civic to make maneuvering in tight spaces more effortless.
Styling wise, the refreshed Civic receives a new front bumper, rear bumper garnish, tailgate spoiler, painted front grille and 18-inch alloy wheels to enhance the sporty look of the Civic.
Honda Malaysia has yet to disclose the full pricing and variants for the new Honda Civic. With more than 82% of the C-segment market share captured by the Civic as of July 2019, it’s no secret that Malaysians are attracted to the Honda Civic. Will the refresh of the Honda Civic with new safety features be enough to sway more over?