Civic-Malaysia-Invite

The new 2016 Honda Civic will be in Malaysian showrooms on June 11, 11am to 4pm, according to a customer invite sent to readers Muhammad Hamidie and Calvin Tey by their Honda SAs, and forwarded to us. “The dream ride has arrived,” the e-invite proclaims, touting “exciting features you have only dreamed of, brought to life.”

The new Civic made its first official Malaysian appearance at the recent My Auto Fest 2016 event, and we’ve spotted in on the road during ad filming, but this is the opportunity for all and sundry to get up close and personal with the all-new FC.

We’ve already done so, and you can check out our test drive report of the new Civic from Thailand, as well as a New vs Old gallery with the FC butt-to-butt with the ninth-gen FB. Some eager dealers have also detailed the variants and specifications for the Malaysian-spec CKD Civic, which differs slightly from the Thai-spec car.

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We’re set to get three variants of the new Civic, one with a 1.8 litre NA engine and two with the new 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo engine. Six airbags, a reverse camera, electronic parking brake with auto brake hold, rear air-con vents (not available in Thailand), eight-way powered driver’s seat, remote engine start, walk away auto door lock, and a seven-inch touchscreen audio will be standard.

The turbocharged model adds on leather seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 17-inch two-tone alloys, paddle shifters and a higher grade of trim. Opt for the Turbo Premium and you’ll be rewarded with dual-zone air-con, full LED headlamps and LED fog lamps. Expect a range of Modulo accessories from Honda Malaysia.

Probably the most anticipated non-national passenger car launch this year, the new Civic is just around the corner now.

GALLERY: Malaysian-spec Honda Civic 1.5 Turbo Premium

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