2016 Honda Civic (ASEAN-spec) to launch in Thailand on March 12 – IAB Report
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First Asian market to get the new Civic.
Honda Thailand has confirmed that the all new 2016 Honda Civic will go on sale from March 12 in a video teaser. This makes Thailand the first Asian market to get the new Civic.
Unlike the US Honda Civic, the ASEAN-spec model will get a smaller 1.8-liter N/A i-VTEC engine. The new 1.5-liter Turbo engine is also available, which generates 174 hp at 5,500 rpm and 220 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm. Transmission options would include a 6-speed manual and a CVT gearbox.
It’s unclear if the 1.5 Turbo variant will feature Road Sailing (RS) body kit that is confirmed for the Philippine-spec Civic. The 2016 Honda Civic is 182.3 inches (4,630 mm) long, 70.8 inches wide (1,798 mm) and 55.7 inches (1,415 mm) tall, and has a wheelbase of 106.3 inches (2,700 mm).
Some of the features that could be sourced from the US-market Civic include LED headlights and LED turn indicators, powered front row seats, dual-zone automatic climate control system, Adaptive Cruise Control and 7-inch Display Audio infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility.