What will the Philippine-spec 2022 Honda Civic look like?

What will the Philippine-spec 2022 Honda Civic look like?

Updated on July 15 2024

The eleventh-generation Honda Civic made its global premiere in April. At the time, it was the North American model that was shown. That meant some of its specifications might not be exactly like that one that will be sold in Southeast Asia, specifically the Philippines. But just three months after its world reveal, the all-new Civic makes its regional debut in Thailand, so it might not be long before the Philippine launch.

In some ways, the Thai-spec Honda Civic is a preview of the local version. Some of the features and design elements seen in the model over there might make an appearance in local showrooms soon. So what is the ASEAN-spec Civic like?

North American VS. ASEAN-spec

You might have noticed a few changes between this and the North American version of the Civic. For example, you won't find any amber markings on the lights. The wheel designs are also unique to the region. Not only that, the RS version in Southeast Asia looks sportier and more dynamic compared to the top-spec version in North America, the Touring. That said, the rest of the car is much like the one that premiered three months ago.

Equipment

For the Thai market at least, there are three variants available. These are the EL, EL+, and the familiar RS. The EL and EL+ come with Honda Sensing, 7-inch TFT Multi-Info Display, 7-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Remote Engine Start, Dual-zone auto climate control, LED Headlights and LED Fog Lights. Meanwhile, the RS gets screen upgrades, namely a larger 10.2 inch Multi-info display and a 9-in advanced infotainment touchscreen. It even has Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and wireless charging.

Under the hood

And now, for the important bit, the engine. In Thailand, Honda has discontinued the tried and tested 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine. From now on, all Civic sedans over there use the 1.5-liter i-VTEC Turbo. Power rises from 172 PS to 178 PS, while torque climbs to 240 Nm from 220 Nm. Despite the extra power, Honda says the 2022 Civic is still efficient, with fuel consumption figures rated up to 17.2 kilometers per liter. Like the North American model, the Civic sedan is only available with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The RS adds a sport mode as well.

When is it coming here?

For now, there is no definitive Philippine launch date for the redesigned Honda Civic. However, it has been repeatedly reported that it will land here before the year ends. Specs and features are still unknown, but the Thai-spec model should give us a good idea of what to expect.

How about the current model?

It will take a while before we start seeing eleventh-generation Civics coming into the used car market. However, the outgoing tenth-generation model is still a great family sedan, and these cars offer great value when purchased second-hand. Speaking of which, the Civic occasionally comes up in the Automart.PH nationwide inventory. So if you're in the market for one, visit the site frequently to get yourself a Civic for a bargain. We also have other Honda models available, so click the link and see what we have in store for you.