The 2.0L hybrid powertrain makes 184 PS and 315 Nm of torque
Honda Malaysia just announced that the the Civic will be offered in a new RS variant with e:HEV powertrain, which opens for bookings nationwide today.
This variant is the first 2.0L e:HEV powertrain introduction for Civic and Honda Malaysia, and anticipated to be the ultimate variant in the C-segment.
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.”
This new 2.0L e:HEV powertrain delivers a segment-leading maximum torque of 315 Nm and 184 PS of maximum power output. It is coupled with an Electric Continuously Variable Transmission (e-CVT) and an Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) that is powered by a light and compact lithium-ion battery with the highest efficiency storage and charging.
In continuing the strong legacy and DNA of Civic, the Civic e:HEV RS will continue to familiarize its RS styling which is sporty and bold. With the added elements of the e:HEV variant, the exterior of the Civic e:HEV RS looks elevated with a unique Blue H Mark and stylish Chrome Front Grille for a more sporty appeal. Complementing the exterior will be a new 18-inch Dual Tone Alloy Wheels.
Another first for this exciting new variant is the Key Card which is introduced for a compact and convenient keyless entry and start function. A first in the segment, this advanced feature is one step ahead in its technology and is offered exclusively for the Civic e:HEV RS.
Other notable features in this model are the 9” Advanced Display Audio with Wireless Apple CarPlay as well as the ultimate convenience of Remote Engine Start feature which is particularly useful for Malaysian weather to cool down the cabin before entering the car.
Honda’s safety and intuitive technology, the Honda SENSING, is made standard in the Civic e:HEV RS. 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)
That being said, customers can log on to prebook.honda.com.my or download the HondaTouch application on their smartphones to place bookings for the Civic e:HEV RS.