Published on November 17th, 2022 | by Sounder Rajen0
The Honda Envix Has Us Feeling Envious Of China
The special China only Honda set social media ablaze too
This handsome car you see in these pictures made the rounds on social media as people thought it may have been the new facelifted Honda City, sadly, it is not. This is the Honda Envix (a.k.a the Honda Crider) and it is sadly also exclusive to the Chinese market.
Have you ever thought that the Honda Civic is cool but a bit too big and the Honda city was a bit too small? Well that’s where the Honda Envix comes in. Slotting between those two cars, it measures 4,756mm long, 1,804mm wide and 1,509mm tall with a 2,730mm wheelbase, this car is the answer to that dilemma.
Moreover, the Honda Envix is a new compact China only sedan manufactured by Dongfeng-Honda and is essentially a slightly changed version of the aforementioned Honda Crider, which itself is built by Guangzhou-Honda.
I love the look of this car as the front end looks like an Accord while the rear looks like the Civic and I think this is a 10/10 exterior. This gives it a more mature look as the Honda Accord actually looks really good to me despite some saying it looks like an “uncle’s car” but to me, the Civic has the best rear end of any Honda.
On top of that, this good looking car has been around for some time now and is powered by a turbocharged 1.0 litre inline three engine which puts out 122hp and 173Nm. What is perhaps more exciting is the fact that this engine can be optionally paired to a six-speed manual transmission. Naturally, Malaysia would omit this.
Furthermore, the Honda Envix actually makes a bit of sense in China where the people have some spending power compared to Malaysia, as even though one may think slotting something between the B-segment and C-segment is not very necessary, it is at least another option for people with more specific needs than the average.
However, I am very confused by the engine option. I mean, even the smaller Honda City is powered by a 1.5 litre straight four so why would a car that is bigger than that feature a smaller and less powerful engine? Could this car even take four adults and their luggage uphill? More than likely yes, though it may struggle slightly.
Do you want to see this car in Malaysia? I would love to but I’m not holding my breath.