When Honda first launched the all-new Civic last November, we were surprised to see all three variants come with the 1.5-liter turbocharged VTEC engine. In addition, the automaker made Honda Sensing available across all variants - ensuring the occupants are safe throughout their journeys.
At the time it was launched, however, not all of the Civic variants were available at dealerships. Only the top-of-the-line RS and entry-level S models were available. Luckily, the mid-range variant has is now available at dealerships.
You read right, Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) has announced that the all-new Civic V Turbo with Sensing is now available for viewing at dealerships. Serving as the bridge between the sporty RS and the practical S variants, the V combines the very best of the two with its wide array of standard amenities.
Despite being a mid-range offering, the Civic V Turbo comes equipped with LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, and LED foglights. It might not come with 18-inch alloy wheels like the RS, but the V does come with 17-inch alloys that are equally stylish.
In terms of infotainment, the V variant only comes with a 7-inch touchscreen. While not as big as the one on the RS, it comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and an 8-speaker sound system. Other standard features present on the V model include automatic climate control, fabric seats, height-adjustable driver’s seat, and rear aircon vents.
As mentioned before, the Civic range is now powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged VTEC engine. It makes 178 PS with 240 Nm of torque and is paired to an Earth Dreams CVT. In order to maximize fuel economy and performance driving, the Civic has selectable driving modes that include Eco, Normal, and Sport.
As Honda continues to pursue “Safety for Everyone,” Honda Sensing now comes standard in all variants of the 11th generation Civic, the V Turbo included. It has the following intelligent safety features: collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane-keeping assist, road departure mitigation with lane departure warning, auto high-beam, and lead car departure notification.
The Civic V Turbo with Honda Sensing is now available at all 37 authorized dealerships and retails for PHP 1,498,000.