Published on August 10th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda Civic 2022 Model Unveiled In Thailand From RM122,000
This hot news has had Civic lovers wanting more information on its arrival here.
Yes, there is a new handsome looking Honda Civic for 2021 and it will be in Malaysian Honda showrooms in the coming months. The current 10th generation Honda Civic remains a segment best seller in Malaysia and is still in the No.1 spot in the C-segment with a market share of 70 percent and is also Honda Malaysia’s third best-selling model in overall sales.
This 11th generation Civic was launched in Thailand just last week at a price that starts from 964,900 baht and moves up to 1,199,900 baht (RM122,055 to RM152,000 which means, Honda car prices in Malaysia is lower than Thailand). Three variants were introduced. It starts with the EL then you have the EL+ and the top variant is the RS.
Now it must be noted that there are two large Honda factories in Thailand and they produce the Civic for local and also ASEAN export.
This is probably why this Civic and also the previous model Honda Civic was launched in Thailand before any other ASEAN country.
The global launch for this new Civic was in May 2021 with production starting in Canada for the American buyers and now it is ready for the ASEAN region where it is firm segment favorite.
This new 2022 model Civic gets the familiar 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 176bhp and 240NM of torque via a CVT. Yes, the previous version delivered 20Nm less torque. Its fuel efficiency remains at 17.2 km/liter which is class competitive and it must be noted that this Civic is a large car, almost as large as the Accord from two generations ago.
It seems that the popular 1.8-liter normal aspirated engine has been dropped and there is no news of this engine being introduced in ASEAN nations.
The latest Civic has grown in size and it now measures 4,678 mm in length 1,415 mm in height and 1,802 mm wide. Its wheelbase too has gone up by 33 mm. This allows for more cabin space and better rear legroom in the rear.
There are two variants on offer in Thailand. The more expensive Civic RS gets full LED headlamps, black Ultrasuede upholstery, auto wipers, ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment that supports Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth, voice command, navigation, Honda Connect with an 8-speaker system, plus you get alloy pedals, auto dimming IRVM and paddle shifters.
Standard features include DRLs, LED Tail-lamps, walk-away auto lock, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment (for the base model), reverse camera, keyless entry and much more.