2012 All-New Honda Civic Malaysian Version Revealed
Kah Motor, the official distributor of Honda cars in Singapore, has unveiled the 2012 Honda Civic on its website, indicating that the mid-size Honda sedan is about to launch in Singapore and, more importantly, giving us a first look at the Civic that will be launched in Malaysia in the coming months. You will be disappointed if you are expecting big changes from the Civic already available in the US. From the few photos on the website, it is clear that the lower front bumper is of a different design, and the tail-lights now extend onto the bootlid. The interior appears carried over without any changes.
Four Honda Civic variants will be available in Singapore, and likely Malaysia as well: a 1.6-litre i-VTEC engine with 125 HP at 6500 rpm and 151 Nm at 4300 rpm; a 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine with 142 HP at 6500 rpm and 174 Nm at 4300 rpm; a 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine with 155 HP at 6500 rpm and 190 Nm at 4300 rpm; and the 110 HP, 174 Nm Hybrid that pairs a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine to an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. A CVT is standard for the Civic Hybrid, which is visually differentiated by a grille decorated with LEDs and alloy wheels with less spokes. A five-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shifters is standard for the three non-hybrid Civic variants.
Those numbers compare slightly positively to the 140 HP at 6300 rpm and 174 Nm at 4300 rpm derived from the current 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine and 155 HP at 6500 rpm and 188 Nm at 4500 rpm from the 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine, both of which are mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox. Enjoy the 2012 all-new Honda Civic Malaysian version official gallery below!