Honda Cars Philippines has just launched what could be the quickest facelift and update in the Philippine automotive industry with this: the 2014 Honda Civic.

The launch of the Civic, while a minor model change, means that this is the third new car of the company this year with an updated design, upgraded features and sportier bodykits from Mugen and Modulo as standard.

The 2014 Civic is offered by Honda in three distinct variants: the 2014 Civic 1.8 S, the 2014 Civic 1.8 E Modulo and the 2014 Civic 2.0 EL Mugen.

The 2014 Honda Civic 1.8 S serves as the entry level grade of the class with the updated look and interior. The 1.8 S gets the integrated in-dash audio unit with USB input and an i-MID information display system. The 1.8 liter SOHC i-VTEC engine makes 141 PS of power and is mated to the 5-speed automatic gearbox like the last model. The 1.8 S rides on 15 inch wheels and 195/65/R15 tires.

The 2014 Honda Civic 1.8 E Modulo takes the 1.8 S and adds a Modulo front skirt, side skirts, rear skirt and a tailgate spoiler. The Modulo also gets additional features in the form of a new 7 inch touch screen display audio system (no DVD function), two USB ports instead of one, and an HDMI port (similar to the new 2014 City).

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The 1.8 E Modulo also gets a rear view camera, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel controls. The 1.8 E Modulo rides on 16 inch wheels with 205/55/R16 tires.

Topping the range is the 2014 Honda Civic 2.0 EL Mugen, swapping out the Modulo kit for a Mugen grille, a wraparound body kit, a taller Mugen spoiler and 17 inch wheels with 215/45/R17 tires. The Mugen also gets a black leather interior, a three spoke leather steering wheel, automatic climate control and projector HID headlamps. Under the hood is a more powerful 2.0 liter SOHC i-VTEC motor that makes 155 PS and is also matched with a 5-speed automatic.

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The 2014 Honda Civic is available at dealers in Crystal Black Pearl (all variants), Taffeta White (1.8 S only), Carnelian Red Pearl (1.8 S, 1.8 E Modulo), Modern Steel Metallic (2.0 EL Mugen, 1.8 E Modulo) and White Orchid Pearl (2.0 EL Mugen and 1.8 E Modulo, additional PhP 20,000)


2014 Honda Civic 1.8 S 5AT PhP 978,000

2014 Honda Civic 1.8 E Modulo 5AT PhP 1,118,000

2014 Honda Civic 2.0 EL Mugen 5AT PhP 1,368,000