Stunning 2016 Honda Civic Launched
The moment has finally arrived and today Honda Middle East launched the much awaited 10th generation Honda Civic along with a Middle East only turbo charged RS badge to rekindle the their connection with the youth.
The all-new 2016 stunning looking Honda Civic is revealed at a newly opened luxury Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. The setting was perfect with light breeze from Arabian sea at the backdrop was enough to cool down the after noon.
Honda agreed, and certainly felt that the last-gen car was lost in translation and Honda needs to bring back the spirit of the most successful 6th generation car that was introduced back in 1995 and ended in 2005 as the 7th gen model. Hence the task was given to chief engineer Hiroshi Ito to reignite the fire. Hiroshi Ito identified 3 factors as the base spirit for the new Civic. Foremostly, the design of the car must be engaging and should be irresistibly packaged and continues to provide the seamless performance along with the comfort ability of equipment and the highest safety standards.
One of the core bench-marking is actually done is the department of safety as Honda wants all-new 2016 Civic to receive a 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in United States of America, making it one of the safest cars in its segment.
Undoubtedly, the 8th generation Civic broke the mold of safe & conservative, three-box design. It was instantly recognized and was impactful. Thankfully, this time asround Honda designers strechted the design envelope bit further. Instead of designing just a sedan they’ve taken the inspiration from the fastback styling. Sleek, with swept back profile, sharp aggressive fascia and its bulging wheel arches, all reminiscent the sporty character. of the all-new 2016 Honda Civic. the latest trend and fab of LED lights available as standard in all grades that includes standard LED daytime running lights, distinctive C-shaped LED tailights, power side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals. Moreover cap-less fuel system and glass antennas for more flush looks.
The Red RS Badge
Important to the Gulf countries is the introduction of a Special Edition which is labelled with the red RS badge. The RS grade is powered by Turbo Charged 1.5L DOHC, direct-injected inline-4 engine with variable Valve Timing Control, churning out 180hp at 6000rpm and a 220N-m torque at 1700-5500rpm.
The engine is mated to a new generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Civic’s new CVT has a taller final gear ratio for fuel-efficient low-rpm cruising, and new-generation G-Design shift logic for smooth acceleration and natural throttle response. The fuel efficiency of the sporty Civic RS is 20KM/L.
The Place-to-be: Interior
Unlike the double-tier dashboard of previous gen Civic, this time around Honda engineers designed a fresh, premium and very tidy looking interior. With the available 7inch LCD center screen with a quality IPS display for clarity.
Honda has looked other European cars in the similar segment and surprisingly Honda comes up with best a best-in-class interior space. Thanks to a 20mm lower and 55mm wider stance to achieve the increased space for headroom, legroom and shoulder room among the occupants.
Honda has utilized every opportunity to improve upon. The Stunning Civic also offers automatic climate control, steering wheel mounted controls for Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone (HFT), a 5 inch touch screen audio in the LXi grade and a 7 inch touchscreen audio in EXi and RS grades and USB jacks. Some standard features in all grades include 60:40 fold down rear seats, rear seat armrest with cup holders, rear ventilation ducts, sun visor extension mechanism and map light.
Convenience features include Remote Engine Starter which starts engine from a distance, ensuring favorable automatic climate control a most suitable feature here in the Gulf in the dreadful summer heat, regulating cabin temperature before you get in.
Smart Entry, Push Button Start also adds to comfort and sporty feel, Electric Parking Brake replaces hand lever with compact, easy to operate switch, the Automatic Brake Hold function eliminates the need to keep the foot on the break when at a hill or an intersection, Auto Day and Night Rear View Mirror, Walk Away Locking, Cruise Control, Electronic Power Steering and Rear Parking Sensors. The EXi and the RS grades in addition to sunroof has Honda LANEWATCH feature which uses a camera located below the passenger side view mirror to display an expanded rear view of the passenger side road way on the 7 inch touchscreen. Multi-Angle Rearview Camera that gives a look of three different viewing angles which can also be seen on the same 7 inch touchscreen.
Upgraded Powerful Engines
The 2016 Honda Civic LXi and EXi grades are powered by the new 2.0L DOHC inline-4 engine with i-VTEC engine producing a peak of 158hp@6500 rpm, 187N-m torque at 4200 rpm. It is designed to provide refined, responsive and fuel efficient performance. mated to a new generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Civic’s new CVT has a taller final gear ratio for fuel-efficient low-rpm cruising, and new-generation G-Design shift logic for smooth acceleration and natural throttle response. The fuel efficiency of the LXi and EXi grades are at 18.8 KM/L
The 2016 Civic utilizes Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure technology to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility. It also boasts of Honda active-safety features such as
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control Systems (TCS)
- Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS)
- Electronic Brake Distributor (EBD)
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that helps you be safe by alerting you on the pressure in the tires.
Grade and Color Availability
The 2016 Civic now comes in three grades with introduction of new grade RS in addition to the LXi and the EXi. The 2016 Honda Civic will be available in the below exterior colors:
- White Orchid Pearl (Black and Ivory Interior)
- Lunar Silver Metallic (Black and Ivory Interior)
- Modern Steel Metallic (Ivory Interior)
- Cosmic Blue Metallic (Ivory Interior)
- Midnight Burgundy Pearl (Ivory Interior)
- Crystal Black Pearl (Ivory Interior)
- Carnelian Red Pearl (Ivory Interior)
- Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic (exclusive to the RS grade with Black and Ivory Interior)
Prices for 2016 MY Honda Civic as follows:
• LXI [2.0 L Engine] Grade: AED 72,900/-
• EXI [2.0 L Engine] Grade: AED 78,900/-
• RS [1.5 L Turbo] Grade: AED 95,900/-