KUALA LUMPUR: Honda Malaysia has opened bookings for the 2019 Civic facelift, which will be launched in the fourth quarter of this year.
The updated Civic will come with a full Honda Sensing suite, with features such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (LSF), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Auto High-Beam (AHB), Driver’s Cruising Aid, Frontal Collision Deterrence and Side Collision Deterrence.
Also available is the Honda LaneWatch camera for blind-spot monitoring of the driver’s view of left side traffic.
Other standard features in the updated car are Remote Engine Start, Electric Parking Brake and a new front sensor.
The standard safety features are six Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), multi-angle rearview camera and ISO Fix.
The Civic's exterior has recieved minor tweaks with new LED Headlights and LED front fog lights, front bumper, rear bumper garnish, tailgate spoiler, new black grills and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the car is powered by the same 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine with 173PS and maximum torque of 220Nm of torque.
Honda says since it was launched in 2016, the Civic has captured 82 per cent of the C-segment share in Malaysia, as of July 2019, selling about 50,000 units to date.
“Over the years, the Civic continues to hold the leadership position in the C-segment. It has sold more than 133,000 units in Malaysia since its first introduction in 2001 and celebrated a historical milestone with the delivery of the 130,000th Civic in early May this year.
"We are confident that the new Civic will not only continue to live up to its name, but also offer
D-segment features with a sportier appearance and dynamic performance.
"It is the third Completely Knock-Down (CKD) model from Honda Malaysia to be introduced with Honda SENSING - the Next Generation Advanced Safety Technology - which offers a complete package that we believe will be attractive to customers in Malaysia," said Honda Malaysia managing director and chief executive officer Toichi Ishiyama.
Bookings are open at all 98 Honda dealerships nationwide.