Honda Malaysia is well on track to introduce the tenth-generation 2016 Honda Civic in Malaysia after several units of the model was sighted being transported on trailers in Malaysia. Thanks to paultan.org readers Norazlan Kasim and Ken Lim for the images.
Similar to our earlier sighting of the new Civic, the units riding on the trailer are a combination of the base 1.8L and Turbo variants. The Civic with the shuriken-style wheel design (seen on the Thailand-spec Civic 1.8 EL) and Modern Steel Metallic paintjob, is likely to be the 1.8L model. The up-close view also reveal door handles that match the body colour.
As for the Turbo variants, there are 17-inch five-spoke, two-tone alloy wheels instead. Additionally, the door handles are now chromed to further distinguish itself from the base 1.8L. According to a local dealer, the Civic 1.5 Turbo range will include standard and Premium versions.
However, as the images provided to us only show the cars’ rear, it’s hard to tell which of the two Turbo variants are being transported. The Civic 1.5 Premium will come equipped with full-LED headlights and LED fog lights at the front.
Honda Malaysia has already started counting down the days to the arrival of the 2016 Honda Civic. On Sunday (June 5), the company uploaded a new cover photo for its official Facebook page, highlighting the car’s auto brake hold function, along with the caption, “the dream ride arrives in 4 days.”
Previous cover photos include the car’s remote engine start function, 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo engine, walk-away auto lock and digital instrument panel. As you can tell, all the postings point towards a June 9 launch date, and we will be on hand to cover the debut of the popular C-segment car. The new Civic will be in Malaysian showrooms on June 11.
Excited yet? Well, until the launch of the 2016 Honda Civic, why not check out our review of the tenth-gen model in Chiang Mai, Thailand. If you’re already convinced by the new Civic, bookings are already open.
2016 Honda Civic Malaysian countdown