The 2016 Honda Civic will be available in Thai showrooms on March 12, 2016. This was revealed when Honda Thailand posted an official video teaser of the tenth-generation C-segment sedan.

In February, Thai journalists were given the chance to briefly have a go in the new Civic on a track. There, it was revealed that the Civic line-up for the Thai market would be offered with a 1.8 litre R18A SOHC i-VTEC or 1.5 litre turbocharged engine (on the range-topping RS).

The non-turbocharged engine continues to deliver 141 PS and 174 Nm of torque, mated to a CVT gearbox that replaces the current car’s five-speed torque converter automatic. The more interesting turbo mill (L15B7) however, provides 173 hp at 5,500 rpm and 220 Nm of torque from 1,700 to 5,500 rpm, also paired to a CVT.

The 15-second teaser does provide some information on what equipment will be loaded onto the Thai-spec Civic. Starting with the exterior, where bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRLs appear to be in place. In other markets, full LED headlights are available, but it remains to be seen if the Thais will get them.

Moving on, the video also reveals that the Engine Remote Start feature – first introduced onto the Thai market on the Accord facelift – will be available to the driver, activated via the Civic’s key fob. Upon entering the vehicle, a large TFT colour display, flanked by traditional gauges make up the instrument cluster. The TFT unit not only functions as a speedometer, but displays other functions like media playback as well.

We’ll have to wait till the official launch of the all-new Honda Civic in Thailand before we can get any more details pertaining to the car’s final specifications and equipment list. With the Civic making its imminent debut in Thailand, Malaysia shouldn’t be too far behind. In any case, what equipment or features would you want most when the 2016 Honda Civic debuts in Malaysia?

GALLERY: 2016 Honda Civic RS for Thai market


GALLERY: 2016 Honda Civic (US-spec)

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