Several units of the Thai-spec Honda Civic were spotted on a car carrier
We're just one day away before Honda Thailand reveals the all-new Civic. So far, we know that it will supposedly be powered by the improved turbocharged VTEC engine and adopt the same styling cue of the North American version revealed back in April.
Despite the regional launch happening tomorrow, we have yet to see any images of the Thai-spec Civic...until now. Thanks to a keen-eyed viewer in The Land of Smiles, we were able to get a close look at the 11th generation Civic being transported on a truck.
While portions of the vehicle are hidden, it's clear that this is the all-new Honda Civic. There's even a vehicle with a 'Civic' decal placed prominently on the doors, along with a 'Honda Sensing' sticker. The restyled LED headlights and taillights can also be seen through the white covers hiding the new front and rear end.
The four vehicles spotted on this car carrier appear to be the top-of-the-line RS models. All come with blacked-out alloy wheels, black door handles, black side mirror caps, a trunk spoiler, and what appear to be dual exhaust pipes.
There are no interior images of the Thai-spec Civic. But just like the North American version, expect it to feature the brand's new 'Simplicity and Something' design. It will have a minimalist cabin with a large touchscreen infotainment system dominating the center of the dashboard.
Under the hood, the Thai-spec Civic will reportedly be available with one engine only, a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four. Output ratings have yet to be revealed, but it may likely put out 180 PS and 240 Nm of torque. The naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter R18 has reportedly been discontinued. As before, a CVT will likely be the sole transmission option for the all-new Honda Civic.
With the all-new Civic set to debut in Thailand tomorrow, does this mean the Philippines is next? Earlier this year, Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) confirmed that the all-new Civic will be arriving this year. But since The Land of Smiles will get it this August, expect the new Civic to make its way to the Philippines in late Q3 or early Q4 of 2021.