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Honda PH releases updated Civic for 2015 model year

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Text: / Photos: Honda Philippines | posted November 11, 2014 14:58

Prices start at PHP 948,000

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has just announced that the updated 2015 Civic will be available at authorized dealerships this week. It comes in six variants, with the standard base model available in using a manual gearbox.

Select variants of the 2015 Civic are now equipped with Smart Entry & Push Start System. Other interior amenities include a 7-inch touch screen display audio with hands-free telephone (HFT) and audio streaming via Bluetooth connectivity. The touch screen display also functions as the screen for the multi-view reverse camera which is available in select variants of the 2015 Civic. Furthermore, different ports such as auxiliary, 2 USB slots, and a HDMI port are made available for more advanced in-car entertainment. Using the HDMI port allows users to connect and mirror their smartphone on the touch screen display audio while the vehicle is in full stop.

Multi-functional steering controls are standard in select variants of the 2015 Civic; this lets the driver operate the Civic’s intelligent Multi Information Display (i-MID) which shows information such as the fuel consumption and other vehicle settings. Automatic models are equipped with paddle shifters that let drivers enjoy the drive of a manual transmission. Select variants of the 2015 Civic are equipped with cruise control for those that want a more relaxing long drive.

Powering the 2015 Civic model range is a larger the 2.0-liter i-VTEC or the smaller 1.8 liter i-VTEC engine. A manual transmission option is now available for the entry-level 1.8 S while other variants come equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Safety features standard on the 2015 Civic consist of driver and passenger SRS airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). The 2.0 liter variants have additional safety tech such as side airbags, side curtain airbags, vehicle stability assist (VSA), hill start assist (HSA), child seat anchors, and seat belt reminder for the front passenger. Furthermore, the Civic has also been awarded Best Child Occupant Protection in the first Asean NCAP Grand Prix 2014 held in Malaysia.

As before, Mugen and Modulo equipped models are available with the 2015 Civic.

2015 Honda Civic 1.8S 5-MT                 PhP 948,000

2015 Honda Civic 1.8S 5-AT                  PhP 988,000

2015 Honda Civic 1.8E 5-AT                  PhP 1,078,000

2015 Honda Civic 1.8E 5-AT Modulo     PhP 1,138,000

2015 Honda Civic 2.0EL 5-AT                PhP 1,258,000

2015 Honda Civic 2.0EL 5-AT Mugen    PhP 1,388,000