The Honda Civic is a train with a history of more than forty years. For the first time launching this model’s first-generation small train in 1973, Japan did not stop for a moment in their design and continued to introduce new achievements. Over the years, the Honda Civic was very victorious, but true popularity came to him with the release of the seventh generation in 2001.
Continuing the superiority of the Civic, in 2020 Honda company launched the newest generation Honda Civic Malaysia through the International Motor Show (IMS). Changes made are quite significant both from the exterior design, cabin, features to performance. Interestingly, this latest generation Civic, equipped with a smaller engine than the previous model. But, wait a minute, the performance is even higher. Yes, because turbo technology is on him.
Using the concept of Charismatic, Soulful and Comfortable. Charismatic concept, refers to the design and packaging that produces premium exterior and interior designs. Soulful is the basis of the performance of the All New Honda Civic, a new platform, and an increasingly sporty sense of driving. Comfortable represents a variety of advanced features and technologies that facilitate the driver’s communication with the vehicle, and increase the level of safety.
Based on that, Honda Civicgets the latest technology, which is believed to spoil its users more. Like Remote Engine Start technology (Honda Civic Turbo Hatchback), a feature to start the engine from outside the vehicle, open the door and even turn on the AC from outside. To provide comfort for passengers, this car is given a two-zone automatic air conditioning setting, you can see more details in one click WapCar.my.
The turbocharged 1.5-liter engine on the Civic is capable of producing 173 PS of power at 5,500 rpm and has a peak torque of 220 Nm available from 1,700 rpm to 5,500 rpm. Then integrated with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic transmission.The 10th generation Civic, sold in two types, the Civic 1.5L ES which costs IDR 480,000,000 and the Civic 1.5L Prestige which costs IDR 483,000,000. Both are not available in the manual transmission option.
Equipped with a number of safety and security features that are quite capable. All variants already have an alarm and immobilizer system. All of them get Keyless Entry, Smart Key system with automatic sensors to open car doors and luggage. Civic Turbo sows 6 Airbags and active safety features Vehicle Stability Assist (Traction Control).
He is also equipped with a seat belt with a pretensioner and load limiter. Passive safety characteristics possessed, G-Con (G-Force Control) and ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) car structure technology. For toddler safety, all cars are equipped with ISOFIX and Tether. Pedestrian Protection Technology is also applied to this car.
Sharp, aggressive and luxurious design. The narrow headlamps already use LED technology and blend with Day-time Running Lights (DRL) lights. Chrome-plated grille that widens and at the same time functions as a brow ornament of the headlamps, giving the impression of premium and modern.
The rear appearance, now supported by a new combination lamp that connects to the hood of the trunk. Sporty impression plus the presence of a chrome plated dual exhaust. Meanwhile, the proportion of the side with a low roof and short tail gives the impression like a 2-door sports coupe sedan. Sports aura is displayed more clearly through large 17-inch alloy wheels.
New Civic is available in five color choices – Lunar Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Cosmic Blue Metallic.Dimensions are slightly larger than existing models. With a configuration of 4,630 mm in length, 2,075 mm in width, and 1,416 mm in height. Civic Turbo wheelbase, 2700 mm with a front wheelbase of 1,547 mm and a rear wheelbase of 1,563 mm.
Fuel Costs During Ownership
This car has a record of consumption of fuel (fuel oil) is quite satisfying. Test results recorded fuel consumption figures 18.32 MPA for out of town. While for routes in the city can reach 12.2 MPA.
A pretty good level of efficiency for a medium sized sedan can be obtained because the tenth generation of the Honda Civic uses a smaller capacity engine than before. CVT transmission, also adds to the frugal fuel consumption and smoother displacement. The Civic also has an ECON driving mode which is more economical to keep engine rpm in the lowest rpm for as long as possible.
1.5-liter turbocharged engine, displacing 1.8-liter engine. The 2.0-liter version is not sold for the Indonesian market. Even though it has a smaller capacity, turbocharged induction assistance is successful in supporting the performance of the latest engine over its old engine. Its strength of 173 PS exceeds the maximum power of its 1.8-liter engine which is only powered by 141 PS. Its peak torque is now 220 Nm, greater than its old 174 Nm engine torque.
Control & Driving
Driving with a Honda Civic Turbo is very easy. For example, Honda provides a button to start and turn off the engine. Then Honda also provides a cruise control feature, to ECON driving mode. Electric parking brakes with Hold mode also add comfort in driving a Civic Turbo.
Other technologies found in this car to improve the quality of driving and control include Drive by Wire, Paddle Shifters, to Rain Sensing Windshield Wiper.
Engine & Fuel Consumption
Soft CVT transmission is not a significant obstacle to engine performance. Put the transmission lever in the ‘S’ position and the acceleration immediately feels responsive. There is still a little turbo lag, but the power is built progressively and the CVT is working beyond expectations. Honda Civic Turbo is claimed to be capable of racing 0-100 kph in 8.2 seconds. While the top speed, can exceed 200 kph. Note that it is quite impressive for a medium sized sedan that uses only a 1.5-liter engine capacity.