While we eagerly await the arrival of the new 2016 Honda Civic here in Malaysia, Honda Thailand has gone ahead and uploaded several videos promoting the many aspects (design and technology wise) of the C-segment sedan, which is already on sale in the Kingdom.

Obviously, the star here is the range-topping is the Turbo RS variant (Thai-market), which comes with Honda’s new 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo four-pot that develops 173 hp and 220 Nm from 1,700 to 5,500 rpm, mated to a CVT gearbox.

While speed and acceleration (along with ‘VTEC’ and ‘Turbo’) might be enough to draw the crowd in, the various features available on the Thai-market Civic will help keep them there. For starters, while you’re admiring the car’s design, you can start the engine with just a push of a button on the key fob.

Stepping into the car, the driver is greeted by a TFT LCD instrument display (touted as Driver Information Interface) that displays not just the tachometer, but also includes a numerical speedometer and various information pertaining to the car’s infotainment and trip computer systems.

On the mention of the car’s infotainment system, the Civic’s dash is dominated by a seven-inch touchscreen unit featuring Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free (Advanced Display Audio). The system allows you to use the touchscreen as an extension of the phone’s functionality, which is pretty nifty when it comes to music playback and hands-free operation.

We are also introduced to the Honda LaneWatch function, which is exclusive to the Turbo RS. LaneWatch assists the driver when it comes to blind spots, sparing him or her from having to turn their necks. At a push of a button on the indicator stalk, the touchscreen displays a live feed from a camera mounted on the car’s left side mirror.

Of course, these are just some of the highlights of the Thai-market Civic. It is yet unknown when the 2016 Civic will make its Malaysian debut. After Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines look set to receive the tenth-generation Civic real soon. For now, which feature(s) are you looking forward to the most?





GALLERY: 2016 Honda Civic Turbo RS at the Bangkok Motor Show