Well, the build-up to the introduction of then 10th-generation Honda Civic in Thailand has begun – Honda Thailand has come up with a heritage video celebrating the previous nine generations of the Civic, with a mention at the end that the tenth is coming soon.

Initially unveiled in the US in September 2015, the C-segment offering was caught testing in the Kingdom as early as November last year, and was again sighted on Thai roads last month.

Thailand isn’t the only hub of regional activity where the new FC is concerned. Earlier today, it was reported that the car – and more importantly, the automaker’s 1.5 litre turbocharged engine – is undergoing trials in Indonesia.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

In the US, the 1.5 litre turbo unit delivers 174 hp at 5,500 rpm and 220 Nm from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm. There’s also a 2.0 litre, naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder engine, that one offering 158 hp and 187 Nm of torque. Both mills are paired with an updated CVT automatic transmission.

According to an Indonesian source familiar with the matter, the turbo is due to be sold in the republic, and closer to home, we understand that the 1.5 turbo has been earmarked for deployment in Malaysia. Word on the grapevine also suggests that the 2.0 litre unit is also set to feature locally, but no idea as to how the engines will sit in relation to variants in the model range. Guess we’ll know soon enough.

For now, enjoy the nostalgia – which was your favourite Civic, the one you “grew up with” and the one you wanted? No need to be shy, most of us have probably wanted one of the oldies before!

GALLERY: Tenth-generation Honda Civic (FC)