The new Honda Civic has been launched in Thailand, with prices being lowered slightly compared to the outgoing model, ranging from Bt964,900 for the EL to Bt1,009,900 for the EL+ and Bt1,199,900 for the range-topping RS.
Thailand is the first market outside of North America where the 11th-generation Civic is launched. The Civic has been the top model in its segment here for the past five years, and during the last 37 years more than 600,000 units have been sold in the Kingdom.
The new Civic is 48mm longer and 4mm wider than its predecessor, while the height remains identical – 4,678mm (length), 1,802mm (width) and 1,415mm (height). Meanwhile, the wheelbase has been increased from 2,700mm to 2,733mm.
The exterior styling of the 2021 Civic is more luxurious that the outgoing model, with the sporty RS model coming with added features including LED lighting system all-round, black exterior garnish (mirror caps, shark fin antenna, door handles and rear spoiler), 17-inch alloy wheels, twin tailpipes with chrome finish, suede upholstery with red stitching and sports pedals.
The RS also comes with a smart key system with key card, 10.2-inch TFT display, 9-inch center touchscreen, wireless charger, remote engine start and Honda Connect. The two lower variants get 7-inch TFT as well as 7-inch touchscreen, as well as remote engine start.
All variants come with a 1.5-liter DOHC VTEC turbocharged engine delivering 178hp and 240Nm, mated to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The engine is compatible with fuels up to E85 and Honda claims an average fuel economy of 17.2km/liter.
All variants come with Honda Sensing intelligent safety (Collision Mitigation Braking System), Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assistant, Road Departure Mitigation, auto High Beam and Lead Car Departure Notification System.
Other notable features include Honda LaneWatch, Driver Attention Monitor, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Electric Parking Brake, Auto Brake Hold, Walk Away Auto Lock.