Malaysia’s favorite C-segment car has finally received its long-awaited facelift.
Launched earlier today alongside the new 10th-gen Honda Accord (more on that by clicking here), the 10th-gen Honda Civic, which captured a 72 percent segment share last year, now features Honda Sensing, LaneWatch and bigger wheels, among other new bits.
The product line-up is largely unchanged from before, with the range starting with the 139bhp/174Nm 1.8S as before. New in the entry model are front parking sensors and automatic wipers. Oh, the rear seats now fold 60:40 too.
Above it are a pair of models powered by Honda’s familiar 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo mill good for 170bhp and 220Nm of twist. It gives the Civic the legs to complete the century sprint in 8.2 seconds but top speed is limited to 200kph - the same barrier the 1.8S is capable of.
Spec-wise, the mid-range 1.5TC now packs roughly the same amount of kit as the outgoing TC-P, with the addition of Honda’s ingenious LaneWatch camera.
Meanwhile, all the good new stuff is reserved for the new 1.5TC-P range-topper. So you’ll have to meet the new TC-P’s asking price if you want to bask in the full swing of intelligent Honda Sensing features, 18-inch wheels, a blacked-out front grille and rear spoiler.
How much you ask? The Honda Civic 1.8S gets the ball rolling at RM113,600. The turbocharged variants cost considerably more with the 1.5TC and 1.5TC-P priced at RM129,600 and RM139,600 respectively.
How does it drive? Good news is that we've already sampled a similar Sensing-equipped Thai-spec version last year, which you can read about by clicking these blue words...
Oh, did we mention that there’s a new “Passion Red Pearl” paintjob in the mix too? More detailed images for you gawp at in the gallery below.