2009 Honda Civic PR VIDEO (TH)
Becomes the first sedan in its segment to offer touch-screen navigation
• Newly-designed front grille and front bumper reinforces Civics sportier
image; targets young professionals
Honda Automobile Thailand Co., Ltd., the countrys second largest
manufacturer of passenger cars, today unveiled the 2009 Honda Civic,
highlighting its enhanced sportier image, best-in-class features and cabin
layout, and high-performance i-VTEC engines.
The latest Civic has a built-in touch-screen navigation system (a first for
sedans in its segment), DVD player, rear parking sensors, newly-designed
front grille and bumper, new Smoked Chrome headlights, and octagonal rear
lamps. Prices start from Bht 749,000, depending on engine and model
The 2009 model reinforces the Civics heritage of being a premium advanced
sporty sedan through its sporty and muscular look, roomy cabin, and more
responsive acceleration. It also delivers greater fuel efficiency from its
high performance intelligent
Mr. Kenji Otaka, President of Honda Automobile (Thailand), said, The Civic
has a long tradition of pioneering innovations that have set the standard
for subsequent generations of compact cars. With the new 2009 model
unveiled today, we are again raising the bar in the compact car segment
because the innovative features and technologies incorporated in this
latest advanced sporty model are truly best in its class.
The 2009 Civic has re-designed exterior styling, new front grille, striking
front bumper design, new Smoked Chrome headlights and octagonal rear lights
to make it sportier and prominently stunning. Inside, the sporty sedan
features a touch-screen navigation system, the first of its kind in the
compact car segment, he commented.
Additional features also include rear parking sensors, DVD player, and
audio remote controls on the steering wheel. These enhanced gadgets in
this new advanced sporty sedan are very appealing, and will surely
reinforce Civics leadership in its segment.
The 2009 Civic is available in three versions the Civic S, Civic E, and
Civic EL that can run on gasohol E20. Both the Civic S and Civic E are
equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission 1.8-litre engine that
delivers 140 horsepower; the Civic S
comes with an additional choice of manual transmission. At the top-end,
the Civic EL is powered by a 5-speed automatic transmission 2.0-litre
engine with 155 horsepower.
All three grades now sport an audio remote control on the steering wheel
that allows the driver to engage the in-car entertainment system while
keeping both hands on the steering wheel. Other standard features include
the Civics renowned Multiplex Meter with self-illuminating meters,
Immobilizer and security alarm systems, and dual tail pipes.
The Civic 1.8 S is priced at Bht 749,000 with manual transmission, Bht
789,000 with automatic transmission, and Bht 831,000 for the automatic
transmission with dual airbags.
The Civic 1.8 E (Bht 909,000) comes with a new audio remote control on the
steering wheel and door mirrors with side turn. The Civic 1.8 E Navi (Bht.
964,000) is equipped with a touch-screen navigation system and DVD player.
Cruise control and audio remote control on steering wheel are now standard
The Civic 2.0 EL (Bht. 1,046,000) has rear parking sensors, paddle shift,
cruise control, automatic air-condition, audio remote control on leather
steering wheel, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The top-end Civic 2.0 EL Navi
(Bht 1,101,000) features a touch-screen navigation system, DVD player, and
rear parking sensors.
The 2009 Civic will be displayed at the upcoming Motor Expo (28 November
10 December). Bookings are now accepted at all Honda dealers nationwide.
Mugen Civic Type R Euro FN2
http://www.fastmotoring.com - Honda's Euro-market Civic Type R (FN2)
hatchback has been called out for being a successor that hasn't exactly
succeeded. Seems a bit of the thrill is gone from the new car compared to
the old one. Now, Mugen had pick-up this poor little FN2 Type R make it
even better than it once was.