The tenth generation Honda Civic has been launched with a new facelift which was exhibited at the ceremony taken place on 9th April, 2019 at Royal Palm Club Lahore by Honda Atlas and then it was made viral on social media with a campaign of ‘better buckle up’ to create enthusiasm among customers. Honda Atlas has also uploaded a teaser video of the facelift of Honda Civic 2019 on its Facebook page this month. The tenth generation of Honda Civic was already launched with a facelift in America and Thailand, however it will be launched soon in China too. It is available in four variants worldwide including LX, EX, EX-L and EX-T while only two variants are available in Pakistan including 1.8 liters and 1.8 liters VTI oriel. Advance booking for 2019 redesigned Civic has already been started by the dealers with one million Pakistani rupees advance for Honda Civic Turbo and 1.2 million Pakistani rupees advance for Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC automatic transmission. The 2019 Civic is a front engine car with front wheel drive classified as subcompact sedan.
The new facelift has newly designed LED headlights and tail lights with LED fog lights and chrome striped grille on front. It offers excellent fuel economy with revamped safety features for handling the car making it a better option in a subcompact sedan. The tenth generation Honda Civic has already proved itself as best-selling car within the last three years in which it was declared the top selling car of the year in United States of America in three consecutive years. It is a mixture of practicality with fun to drive character that is versatile in its usage for everyone. The potent engine provides a balanced ride and handling that makes the drive fun.
Specifications of Honda Civic 2019:
2019 Civic is available in Pakistan with two models as already discussed above. So we have to make a selection between two engines including 1.5 liters DOHC 1799cc sixteen valve engine and 1.8 liters 1799cc SOHC sixteen valve engine. The 1.5 liters DOHC engine generates the horsepower of 170bhp at 5500rpm and torque of 220Nm at 1700rpm while the 1.8 liters SOHC engine generates a horsepower of 138 bhp at 6500rpm and torque of 169Nm at 4300rpm. The re-engineered Civic provides enough force for powerful ride on highways and motorways. It will provide four wheel disc brakes with anti-locking braking system, dual air bags for driver and passengers for preventing major destructions, Auto brake hold, electric parking brakes, vehicle stability assist along with hill start assistance for complete security and safety of passengers and avoiding any mishaps in travelling. Built in navigation and entertainment system will be provided with an extra 74,500 Pakistani rupees and the interior can be made covered with leather with an additional 59,500 Pakistani rupees. It comes with a warranty of three years or 70,000 kilometers.
The all new facelift of 2019 Honda civic:
The new feature in the designing other than LED headlights and fog lights will the Shark Fit Antenna in the Civic. The front will be have chrome bumpers with black back strip and fog lights. The new design is more aggressive with sleek integrated daytime running lights. The front grille is trapezoid in shape with chrome accents integrated into it along with triple air intakes. The rear end of the Civic is more aggressively designed with angular tail lights that are C shaped and sloping in appearance. The seventeen inches alloy wheels with 215/50 alloy rims add more beauty to the car. It is available in various exterior colors including urban titanium, sporty blue, taffeta white, lunar silver, crystal black, modern steel and carnelian red. When talking about the dimensions the all new Civic is 182.7 inches in length, 70.9 inches in width and 55.7 inches in height with a curb weight of 2762 pounds. The interior cabin of the car is made spacious than the previous model with more headroom and leg room for front and back passengers. The body colored door handles with body colored power side mirrors are same as the previous models but the projector beam halogen headlights are installed with auto on and off feature in it to drive safely even in darkest places. The design of interior color theme for seats are black, ivory and grey.
Features of Honda Civic 2019:
Honda Civic 2019 is equipped with exciting features like drivers assistance technology which let the driver keep its lane with lane keeping assistance system, adaptive cruise control and auto high beam headlights. It is equipped with standard safety features to make the ride safe and comfortable. Some of the safety features are narrated as following:
Anti-lock braking system
Electronic brake distribution
Tire pressure monitoring system
Rear view camera
Forward Collison warning
Driver’s and front passenger seat belts warning alarm
Advanced front air bags, side curtain air bags and front side air bags.
It has a fuel tank capacity of 12.4 gallons and provides an excellent fuel economy by running a mileage of 25 kilometers per liter in city, 36 kilometers per liter on highways and combined mileage of 29 kilometers per liter. The infotainment system is improved with five inches colored LCD screen that has Bluetooth connectivity option with mobile connectivity too. It is featured with four speaker’s audio system for entertainment. Apart from this some of the exciting features include automatic climate control, cruise control, drivers and passengers vanity mirrors, map lights, rear window defroster, cargo area light, cup holders, sliding, power door locks, power steering, power windows, two speed intermittent windshield wipers, integrated rear window antenna, tachometer, clock, average fuel economy indicator, miles to empty indicator, system message indicator and much more features.
Honda Civic has always been the best-selling car despite its toughest rivals in the market. Every year it had to face a tough competition with its competitors. Similarly this year the major competitors of Honda Civic 2019 include Toyota Corolla Atlas Grande and Toyota Prius.
How it can be made even better?
It can be made even better by improving the heavy handed styling and reducing the curb weight for more perfect handling of car. The immediate stopping power is not so efficient in the new model Civic while the infotainment can be made better by introducing more advance features and by improving the comfort and convenience in the cabin and the back seats can be made more spacious by increasing head room and leg room for heighted persons. The exterior design should also be made a little unique other than just changing the looks with redesigned headlights and tail lights
Price in Pakistan:
It is available in Pakistan with a price range between 32 lacs PKR to 38 lacs PKR depending on the variant you are buying.