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The 2004 Honda Civic gets more muscle


Honda Cars Philippines Inc. recently launched the update to its Civic model for 2004, designed to cater to the growing demand of customers who prefer a more luxurious and powerful sedan.

The new look of the Civic is perfect harmony of peerless power, class-above features and aggressive styling. A newly designed front grille, fog lamps and smoked headlights transcends a sporty yet elegant look for the front end as high contrast smoked multi-reflector tail lamps and rear skirts add to the progressive look. A new 5-spoke 15-inch wheel design wrapped with Yokohama Advan tires cap off the stylish and functional exterior features.

New under the hood is a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine which employs Honda's VTEC technology combined with VTC churning out a maximum power rating of 155ps and pulls of torque. The engine is mated to a first in class 5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control System. To enhance the driving feel of this powerhouse, a highly advanced Electric Power Steering (EPS) system provides speed-based steering assistance which is found in the City and the Accord.

A rich and sporty interior feel for the premium trim which features stylish black interior color complemented by the luxury of supple black leather upholstery and black leather-bound steering wheel. A new 2-DIN MP3/WMA capable stereo system provides first-rate audio entertainment. With these features and ergonomically designed controls coupled with a quiet cabin interior and extremely low noise and vibration, the new Civic promises to provide ultimate driving pleasure.

Safety features include 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and EBD, Dual SRS airbags as well as pedestrian-protecting design that augment the car's excellent overall safety performance. All these features are housed in a G-CON technology body.

The new Civic comes in 8 different colors, Pearl White Mica, Night Hawk Black Pearl, Silverstone Metallic, Dark Emerald Green, Tafetta White, Satin Silver, Zircon Blue, and Red Rock Pearl. There are also 8 different trims with their corresponding pricetags as follows: 1.6VTi M/T Php730,000; 1.6VTi A/T Php765,000; 1.6VTi-S M/T Php780,000; 1.6VTi-S A/T Php815,000; 2.0 i-VTEC A/T (Moquette) Php900,000; 2.0 i-VTEC A/T (Leather) Php950,000; 2.0 i-VTEC A/T (Moquette, Pearl White Mica) Php900,000; 2.0 i-VTEC A/T (Leather, Pearl White Mica) Php950,000.
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