Mr. Noriyuki Takakura, President and CEO of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, "The Honda Civic has remained a leader in Thailand's compact car market for a long time. Since the 11th Generation Civic launched last year, it has received overwhelming feedback from customers, which has led to the Honda Civic sustaining its number 1 position in the compact car market. This time, the global premiere of the all-new Honda Civic e:HEV in Thailand will take the compact car market to another level by delivering a new driving experience with the powerful and fuel-efficient full hybrid e:HEV system that retains the DNA of Civic-style sportiness. We expect that the full hybrid system will become an important alternative fuel vehicle that perfectly responds to all lifestyles as it is the foundation technology and most suitable driving technology for an xEV car at present and will be a critical technology that contributes to future mobility. Therefore, Honda is confident the all-new Honda Civic e:HEV will strengthen the Honda Civic lineup and complete our e:HEV lineup to more perfectly meet the diverse needs of all groups of customers. It also reflects our commitment to developing zero-emission products to create a real pollution-free society in line with our 2050 target."
The all-new Honda Civic e:HEV comes with a simple yet premium sporty design. The exterior design is distinctive and truly reflects its identity of a hybrid vehicle with a H Mark with a blue frame and an e:HEV emblem on the rear, as well as a front grille and sport-design front bumper, plus body color with chrome door handles. It comes with LED headlights with chrome decoration, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), LED fog lights, unique LED taillights, shark fin antenna, and 17-inch alloy wheels in a new color.
The e:HEV RS variant takes sportiness to another level, featuring the most exclusive design from front to back. It's outstanding with a front sporty chrome decorated grille, front bumper with RS emblem, LED headlights with chrome decoration, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), LED fog lights, LED taillights, sporty black side door mirrors, black color with chrome door handles, black shark fin antenna, black rear spoiler RS emblem at the rear, and newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels. The interior cabin reflects a sportier look with suede & synthetic leather with red stitching and sport pedals.
The interior cabin is spacious with a 60:40 Foldable Rear Seat to increase cargo space and a wide range of cutting-edge technologies for comfort and to connect you and your car.* The e:HEV RS variant includes a Honda Smart Key System with Honda Smart Key Card in an elegant yet easy-to-carry design allowing you to lock and unlock your car comfortably — just keep the card with you, plus a 10.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display, 9-inch Advanced Touch Display Audio for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Siri connectivity, Wireless Charger, Remote Engine Start, automatic air conditioning with dual zones, and two USB ports for passengers in the rear, along with Honda CONNECT, a technology to connect the car that works through a smartphone application. The e:HEV EL+ variant comes with a 7-inch TFT Multi-Information Display, 9-inch Advanced Touch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Siri connectivity, Remote Engine Start, and automatic air conditioning plus many other features.
The all-new Honda Civic e:HEV's powerful full-hybrid e:HEV driving system is powered by two electric motors and a 2.0-liter Direct Injection Atkinson-Cycle DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder, 16-valve engine, with an Electrical Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) and a lithium-ion battery. Based on various driving situations, the full-hybrid e:HEV driving system can intelligently switch between three driving modes: EV Drive Mode, Hybrid Drive Mode, and Engine Drive Mode. In addition, all variants come with a Drive Mode switch for the driver to select a preferred driving style. The three driving modes are:
- ECON Mode - optimizes the engines' operation to maximize fuel efficiency in line with driving style.
- Normal Mode - for general and daily driving.
- Sport Mode - meaning the car engine accelerates more readily for more fun and enjoyment when driving.
It also comes with Honda SENSING intelligent safety technology, which uses a front wide-angle camera to help detect cars and pedestrians effectively. Its main functions are:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) designed to alert the driver when the potential for a collision is determined (such as a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian in front) as well as assisting to reduce speed, avoid collisions, and reduce collision severity.
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC with LSF)
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
- Road Departure Mitigation System with Lane Departure Warning (RDM with LDW).
- Auto High-Beam (AHB).
- Lead Car Departure Notification System (LCDN).
It offers a comprehensive set of advanced technology for safety* such as Honda LaneWatch, Driver Attention Monitor, Multi-angle Rearview Camera, Electric Parking Brake, Auto Brake Hold, Walk Away Auto Lock, Front Passenger and Rear Seat Belt Reminder, and Rear Seat Reminder.
The all-new Honda Civic e:HEV comes in two variants:
- e:HEV RS priced at not over 1,270,000 baht* - e:HEV EL+ priced at not over 1,150,000 baht*
It is available in six exterior colors: Ignite Red (Metallic) exclusively for the e:HEV RS variant, Crystal Black (Pearl), Platinum White (Pearl), Meteoroid Gray (Metallic), Lunar Silver (Metallic), and Morning Mist Blue (Metallic) exclusively for the e:HEV EL+ variant. The interior is available in two colors: Black and Greige, depending on the exterior color. The interior of the e:HEV RS is only available in Black.
Experience the all-new Honda Civic e:HEV at Honda Booth (A9) at the 43rd Bangkok International Motor Show, Challenger Hall 2, Impact Muang Thong Thani, from 24 March until 3 April 2022. Interested customers can register for a reservation at the motor show or at Honda showrooms nationwide from 24 March 2022 until 31 May 2022. It will be officially launched and available for sales in June 2022.
Exclusively for customers who register for a reservation the all-new Honda Civic e:HEV between 24 March 2022 at 10:00 hrs. onwards until 31 May 2022 at 22:00 hrs.** and take delivery within the deadline specified by the company** is free Honda Ultimate Care, an extended new-car warranty for an additional two years or 40,000 kilometers more than the standard new-car warranty of three years or 100,000 kilometers, worth a total value of 19,500 baht.**
For more information, please contact Honda showroom sales consultants nationwide or chat with them online via www.honda.co.th or contact the Honda 24-Hour Call Center at 0 2341 7777. For further details, visit www.honda.co.th/civic.
Source: ABM Connect