Yesterday, Honda Malaysia officially launched the tenth-generation Honda Civic in KL. Malaysians get to choose from three variants – the 1.8S, 1.5TC and 1.5TC-P (TC for turbocharged and P for premium). Here’s a recap of what one gets for the money, and the list of equipment, in a nutshell.

Honda Civic 1.8S – RM110,426

  • 1.8L naturally aspirated SOHC i-VTEC engine, CVT gearbox
  • 141 PS, 174 Nm, 0-100 km/h 10.4 secs, claimed FC 15.9 km/l
  • 16-inch rims, 215/55 tyres
  • Automatic halogen projector headlamps, LED DRLs
  • Wing mirror indicators
  • Body colour door handles
  • Remote engine start and walk away auto door lock
  • Keyless entry and push start
  • Cruise control
  • Full colour digital LCD meter panel
  • Single-zone auto air con
  • Rear air con vents
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering audio buttons with electrostatic switch
  • Fabric seats
  • Eight-way powered driver’s seat
  • Seven-inch touchscreen head unit, eight speakers
  • MP3, iPod, 2x USB, HDMI
  • Hands-free telephone with voice recognition
  • Six airbags (dual front, side, curtain)
  • VSA, ABS, EBD, BA, Hill Start Assist
  • Electronic parking brake with auto brake hold
  • Multi-angle reverse camera
  • Ultrasonic and tilt sensors

Honda Civic 1.5TC – RM124,076

All of the above, plus:

  • 1.5L DOHC VTEC Turbo engine, CVT gearbox with paddle shifters
  • 173 PS, 220 Nm, 0-100 km/h 8.2 secs, claimed FC 17.2 km/l
  • 17-inch rims, 215/50 tyres
  • Leather seats

Honda Civic 1.5TC-P – RM131,883

All of the above, plus:

  • LED headlamps, LED fog lamps
  • Chrome door handles
  • Dual-zone auto air con
  • Navigation

NOTE: All prices listed are on-the-road excluding insurance; add RM300 for White Orchid Pearl paint.

We’ve driven the FC Civic 1.8 and 1.5 Turbo in Thailand, and found a couple of differences. For instance, while rear AC vents are not available in the Land of Smiles – even in the top RS Turbo spec – they’re standard across the board here. The glovebox lid, which freefalls when opened in the Thai car, has a more-acceptable damped action in the Melaka-assembled CKD Civic. These are among the results of Honda Malaysia’s customisation to suit our market’s higher expectations.

The base 1.8S variant surprised our office with its long list of standard equipment. Things like the digital meter panel, touchscreen head unit, cruise control, electrostatic switch, reverse camera and leather wrapped steering wheel weren’t present in the Thai 1.8L we drove last month, which felt acceptable back then. All at a starting price that’s lower than the 1.8L FB it replaces, too. The new Civic’s Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status would have surely played a part in the competitive pricing.

The standard Honda Malaysia five-year unlimited mileage warranty applies, and the service interval is 10,000 km, with five times alternate free labour when servicing. Read our full review of the 2016 Honda Civic.

Compare the full specifications and equipment of all three 2016 Honda Civic models sold in Malaysia on CarBase.my.

If you’d like to check out the new Honda Civic in person, Honda showrooms around the country are having an open day this weekend from 11am to 4pm.

There will be gifts for those who sign up for a test drive, a gift when you place a booking, as well as fun activities for the kids while you check out the car. Click here to look for your nearest Honda showroom.

GALLERY: Honda Civic 1.8S


GALLERY: Honda Civic 1.5TC
GALLERY: Honda Civic 1.5TC-P

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