Hybrid Honda Civic e:HEV RS now open for bookings – 184 hp, 315 Nm, key card entry

Starting today, you can place your bookings for the new hybrid variant of the Civic, the Honda Civic e:HEV RS. The latest addition to the Honda Civic line-up introduces a new 2.0-litre e:HEV powertrain for the first time in Malaysia, making 184 hp and 315 Nm.

Compared to the Honda Civic RS, the e:HEV RS packs an additional 2hp and 75 Nm. Paired with the hybrid powertrain is Honda’s Electric Continuously Variable Transmission (e-CVT). The electric drive unit in the hybrid system is referred to by Honda as the Intelligent Power Unit (IPU). It is powered by a light and compact lithium-ion battery.

Tell-tale signs of the Civic e:HEV RS’s hybrid powertrain on the outside are blue elements on the Honda emblem, a chrome trim on the front grille, an e:HEV badge on the boot lid, and e:HEV RS-specific 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. All else, the e:HEV RS is similar to the existing RS variant.

Convenience-wise, the new Honda Civic e:HEV RS gets a Key Card which according to Honda, is a segment-first. The key cars introduces a compact and convenient keyless entry and start function. Other notable features in the e:HEV RS are the 9-inch Advanced Display Audio with Wireless Apple CarPlay and the Remote Engine Start feature.

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Honda Key Card

Standard on the Civic e:HEV RS is the full suite of Honda Sensing. The full suite of enhanced and newly improved Honda Sensing safety features includes the following:

  • Lead Car Departure Notification System (LCDN)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Low-Speed Follow (LSF)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Auto High Beam (AHB)

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Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hironobu Yoshimura said, “The 11th Generation Civic which was launched early this year has been very well received by Malaysians, having sold more than 6,000 units from January to September 2022. To further strengthen Civic’s presence in the market, we are excited to introduce this new variant and for the first time being offered in a 2.0L e:HEV powertrain.”

“In line with the Civic DNA, this e:HEV RS promises an exhilarating drive with elegant styling. We also believe that with the introduction of this exciting variant; it will further elevate the C-Segment and excite our customers.”

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