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With appearances made in Thailand and Indonesia already, the 10th-gen Honda Civic is expected to make its Malaysian debut next. But before Honda Malaysia itself can get the ball rolling, eager dealerships in the country have already begun posting ads on Mudah.my for the new Civic.

Having called up one of these dealerships for further details, we’ve been told that the model is expected to be launched here sometime in June this year. Two powertrains, similar to those available in the Thai-market were mentioned, being the naturally-aspirated 141 hp/174 Nm 1.8 litre i-VTEC engine and the turbocharged 173 hp/220 Nm 1.5 litre VTEC.

Where prices are concerned, versions with the 1.8 litre engine are expected to be priced under the RM120k mark while the top-shelf 1.5 litre VTEC turbo variants are said to fall under RM140k. These prices are only estimates for now, so do take this with a grain of salt — at least until Honda Malaysia confirms something.

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If the Thai-market Civic range is any indication of what we’ll get here, we’ve previously reported that a total of four variants were launched there mid-March 2016 — two turbos and two 1.8 litre ones. Prices across the border range from 869,000 baht (RM98k) to 1.19 million baht (RM134k). At the top of the range, the Turbo RS offers 17-inch wheels, LED headlamps and tail lights, LED daytime running lights, dual exhaust tips, a sportier front bumper and a rear spoiler.

Inside, the top-shelf Thai-spec variant features a Remote Engine Start function, a multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters, a seven-inch central display screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free, a reverse camera, power-adjustable front seats and more. The Turbo RS also offers six airbags, ABS, EBD, BA, VSA, Hill Start Assist and Honda LaneWatch as standard.

So, will you be placing a booking for the 10th-generation Honda Civic soon? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below and do tell us which variant you’ve got your eyes on. Stay tuned to paultan.org for further developments.

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