Honda in Malaysia has launched a new teaser website called ‘Ride The Dream’ for the new Honda Civic 1.5 Turbo. Honda is banking on generating awareness with its upcoming C-segment sporty saloon.
The website hosts a few pages that reveal details about this vehicle. Viewers get to glimpse the new Civic 1.5 Turbo’s LED headlamps and DRLs. These headlamps will be an upgrade from the units that are functional on the current Civic in Malaysia. Power will be generated by the 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that uses a CVT gearbox. While 173bhp will be available on tap, there’s 220Nm of torque too. Sources say that this will be the first Japanese C-segment saloon to come with a downsized turbocharged powertrain in Malaysia. The regular versions of the Civic come with a naturally aspirated 1.8-litre engine that makes 141bhp.
Buyers can expect to get features like an eight-way adjustable power seat, six airbags and electronic stability control. There’s also an electric parking brake, auto brake hold, and an auto lock feature which automatically locks the car when you move away from it. Owners will also benefit from a remote engine start feature which helps if you need to start the car and air-con to keep everything cool when you’re ready to drive.
Honda India has no plans yet to bring the Civic back to Indian shores.