The new 10th-generation Civic is one of this year’s most highly anticipated car debuts in Singapore. The Civic has always been a local favourite, except the previous generation, and the latest model aims to recapture the Civic’s sporty spirit while offering a spacious and comfortable cabin.
The first two Civic variants to arrive are the naturally aspirated 125bhp/152Nm 1.6-litre i-VTEC version and the turbocharged 173bhp/220Nm 1.5-litre DOHC VTEC version, both hooked up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) developed with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. The latter is Kah’s second turbo Honda motor here, following the Jade RS six-seater MPV.
Both Civics sport the same dramatic exterior design, but the 1.5 turbo variant is differentiated by its LED headlights, foglamps, twin tailpipes, boot spoiler and chrome door handles (they’re body-coloured on the 1.6).
Both Civics share the same roomy, practical, well-equipped and user-friendly interior, but the 1.5 turbo variant adds a sunroof, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, more airbags and Honda’s LaneWatch system.
Next year, there will be two more Civic variants available in Singapore – the European-flavour five-door hatchback and the racy Civic Type R.