Bangkok 2018: Honda Civic Facelift Unveiled, Now With Sensing

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Bangkok 2018: Honda Civic Facelift Unveiled, Now With Sensing

At the ongoing Thailand International Motor Expo 2018 held in Bangkok, Honda Motor Co. Thailand has just unveiled the facelift design for the popular Honda Civic sedan.

Up front, the facelifted Civic gets a new front bumper design that also features a new fog lamp surround. The finishing on the plastic panel is now smooth, as opposed to the old design which had honeycomb inserts. A piece of chrome surround can be found on the non-RS models.

At the rear, the design of the tail lamps and rear bumper are maintained. Sharp observers will notice a new horizontal chrome strip in the rear bumper diffuser area.

Moving to the interior, there are no noticeable changes. Honda has also introduced the Honda Sensing advanced driving assistance system, but only limited to the 1.5 Turbo RS model.

The Honda Sensing suite includes adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation system, collision mitigation braking system, and automatic high-beam system.

Honda's Lanewatch passenger-side blind spot detection system meanwhile is featured in 1.8 EL and 1.5 Turbo RS grades.

Engine choices and outputs remain the same- a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated engine producing 141 PS and 174 Nm of torque and a turbocharged 1.5-litre engine producing 173 PS and 220 Nm of torque. Both engines are paired with a CVT-type automatic transmission.

A new colour called Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic was also introduced. Prices for the new Civic sedan ranges from 874,000 Thai Baht for the entry 1.8 E to 1,219,000 Thai Baht for the range-topping 1.5 Turbo RS model. Customers will only receive their vehicle from the middle of January 2019.     

Gallery: Bangkok 2018: Honda Civic Facelifted, Now With Sensing



Siew Weng

Siew Weng

Weng loves the technical bits of the automobile, and even more fascinated on the reasons the designer created the crease or fold, as well as innovative use of existing systems to execute new features. Prior to being in the content creation field, Weng was part of the product life cycle management team for a few automotive brands.


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