Honda had unveiled the tenth generation of their D-segment sedan, the Civic, in September last year. The Japanese manufacturer is now developing the Civic for the Southeast Asian markets, pictures of which have been released by Honda Thailand.
Honda Civic is a D-segment sedan and was taken off the Indian market owing to the shrinking segment volumes and lack of diesel option in a diesel-favouring market. The new Civic now replicates the Honda family face with the thick single slat dominating the front grille. The Civic gets LED headlamps with daytime running lamps and an aggressive bumper styling with large mesh air-intakes. The roofline extends to the boot like a coupe with a high boot-lid and LED tail lamps.
The new Civic will get electrically adjustable front seats, two-zone automatic climate control and adaptive cruise control. It will also get safety features like airbags, electronic stability program and ABS with EBD. For in-car entertainment, you will get a touch-screen music system with GPS navigation and can be controlled via the steering mounted audio controls.
The Civic will get the new 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that will develop about 170bhp of power as against the 200+ bhp American spec car. The Civic will also get the traditional 1.8-litre i-Vtec naturally aspirated petrol engine that was available in India. The front-wheel-drive sedan will get both the manual and automatic-CVT transmission options.
Honda India has been non-committal in their response for the new Civic making it to India but if it comes, it will be this version of the Civic.