Just weeks after the official global debut of the all-new Honda Civic, Kah Motors, the marque’s local distributor in Singapore has now started accepting registrations of interest for the new model, signalling at an imminent launch.
Aside from the single image on the company’s website though, no other information about the all-new Civic was made available just yet. We do know that the current 10th-generation Honda Civic in Singapore is being imported from Thailand, and we do not expect that to change for the all-new model.
The all-new Honda Civic sports a divisive new look, significantly toning down the boy racer styling for a more mature, Accord-like silhouette. We called it the “most European-looking Civic” ever when the design was first unveiled, and we still stand by our remark!
Compared to the outgoing model, the 11th-generation Civic is now 33 mm longer than before, stretching out the sloping roofline to give it a more fastback-esque look. Its width and height remain the same as before, but visually looks a little wider thanks to the low and flat bonnet, and a new horizontal tail light design.
Just like the exterior, the cabin of the all-new Honda Civic also gets a complete makeover with a more mature design called “Simplicity and Something”. A metal honeycomb mesh accent stretches across the entire dashboard from door to door, accentuating the width of the car, while at the same time concealing the air vents to give the entire dashboard a cleaner look.
On top of the low and wide dashboard sits a free-standing touchscreen infotainment display, while further down on the centre stack is a set of physical climate control dials – a welcome change replacing the touchscreen-operated ones on the current Civic.
While Singapore may be the first to receive the all-new Honda Civic, our country should not be far behind too. Last month in an interview for the company’s WithDreams online magazine, Honda Malaysia president and COO Sarly Adle Sarkum hinted at the arrival of the model this year, saying “You didn’t see the Civic 2022 world premiere on the internet? Where have you been all this time? Hints for 2021… tunggu…”