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2022 Honda Civic launched in PH; Turbo power, Sensing standard

2022 Honda Civic launched in PH; Turbo power, Sensing standard

Months have passed since the eleventh-generation Honda Civic made its worldwide premiere. Expectations are high for this model, especially since the outgoing model set a very high benchmark in its class. With that, the all-new Civic is finally in the Philippines, and we now know the specs of the local version.

In all fairness, the arrival of the redesigned Civic didn't take too long from its global launch. It was revealed back in April in the US and made its regional debut in August. That means we waited for just 7 months for the all-new Civic to land in the Philippines. It's worth noting that the Philippine-spec Civic is assembled in Thailand.

How does it look like from the outside?

The local-spec Civic looks much like the version sold in Thailand. It comes as no surprise as the units come from there. That means there are key differences between this and the version sold in the US and Canada. For example, the wheel choices are different, along with a few tweaks to the headlights and bumper trims.

What is the interior like?

Honda has adapted the “Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum” philosophy for its interior design. It was first seen in the all-new HR-V and adapted for the 2022 Civic as well. The result is a totally different cabin from the outgoing model. The swooping curves are replaced by straight, solid straight lines that give the impression of more space. The all-new Civic also has Honda's latest software for its infotainment system, while the instrument cluster design is inspired by the one found in the Accord.

What are the variants?

For the Philippines, there are three variants to choose from. These are the Civic S, Civic V , and the Civic RS. If it looks familiar, that's because it's the same range they applied for the City Sedan. Expect future Honda models to have the same variant names in the coming years.

Any cool features?

The headline for the 2022 Honda Civic is the boosted safety equipment and its engine. From now on, all Civics have turbo power standard. Yes, even the base model gets a turbocharged engine as Honda has dropped the old 1.8-liter for this generation. Also, all local-spec models come with Honda Sensing standard. Honda Sensing is the company's active safety system that helps prevent accidents from happening in the first place.

Features include Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation System with Lane Departure Warning (RDM with LDW), Auto High-Beam (AHB), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC with LSF), and Lead Car Departure Notification System.

Other neat features? All models come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a digital instrument cluster, and a floating infotainment screen. The RS model benefits from a racier exterior design, black wheels, a Sport drive mode, wireless charging, and paddle shifters. Another class-first for the Civic is wireless Apple CarPlay for the RS model

How much power does it make?

Powering all variants of the 2022 Civic is the 1.5-liter i-VTEC Turbo that was first used in the previous RS Turbo. This time around, it makes a little more power thanks to a new tune. Whereas the previous version made 172 PS and 220 Nm of torque, the 2022 version now packs 178 PS and, more importantly, 240 Nm of torque. All variants shift with a CVT or continuously variable transmission.

How much is the 2022 Honda Civic in the Philippines?

We'll cut straight to the chase. Here are the prices for the 2022 Honda Civic in the Philippines:

Civic S Turbo CVT: PHP 1,290,000

Civic V Turbo CVT: PHP 1,498,000

Civic RS Turbo CVT: PHP 1,690,000

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