All-new Honda Civic hatchback to be launched in Japan next month – from RM123k



Honda has announced that the all-new Civic will go on sale in Japan starting September 3, but unlike previous years, the 11th-generation model will only be available in Hatchback guise in the country; the sedan variant of the Honda Civic is being discontinued in Japan.

The all-new Honda Civic will be offered in two variants – LX and EX, with prices starting at 3,190,000 yen (~RM123k) and 3,539,800 yen (~RM137k) respectively. Additionally, a hybrid e:HEV variant, alongside the hot Type R model, will be introduced later in 2022.

Both variants of the Honda Civic Hatchback in Japan will be powered by the same 1.5-litre VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 182 hp and 240 Nm, with the same gearbox selection of either a continuously variable transmission (seven virtual gears) or six-speed manual.

There’s already a tune for the all-new Honda Civic, with gains of up to 30 hp and 60 Nm! Check it out here.

No changes in the mechanical department, so the only differences between the two variants are in terms of equipment and trims.

Both variants of the Honda Civic in Japan get 18-inch wheels (with different designs and finishes) and LED headlights, but the more expensive EX variant also gets LED fog lamps, as well as active cornering lights and an adaptive driving beam system on top of the standard look.

Inside, only the EX variant gets the fancier 10.2-inch infotainment display and 12-speaker BOSE surround sound system. However, the Honda Sensing advanced driver assistance feature is standard across both variants, including features such as autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop-go function, and lane keeping assist.

Check out Honda’s new interior design language, called “Simplicity and Something”!

Closer to home, the all-new Honda Civic is scheduled for its regional debut in Thailand tomorrow. Based on the teasers published by Honda Thailand, it seems like the Land of Smiles will be receiving the sedan variant at launch.

With the launch in Thailand, we’re expecting the model to launch here in Malaysia very soon too – though Covid-19 uncertainties could have caused some delay in schedule. Nevertheless, keep your eyes peeled as we bring you the latest info as soon as we get them!



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