The 11th gen Honda Civic is finally here in the Philippines

November 25, 2021

Hey guys! Just recently, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), the official local distributor of Honda automobiles, has launched the all-new Civic. Slated for the 2022 model year, the latest edition of the Japanese carmaker’s compact sedan is now on its 11th generation.

At a glance, the all-new Civic, as Honda Cars claims, embodies what the brand calls its “Exhilarating Civic” concept. This means that the car puts forward a more “grown-up” look and feel, keeping it in line with its stablemates.

Exterior design that matures like a fine-aged wine

Honda designed the all-new Civic with a fine mixture of elegance and sportiness in mind. Example of this is the fascia. Heading its way is a completely redesigned front end, characterized by a pair of newly shaped headlights that either houses full LEDs or projector halogens. For style and functionality, Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) are made standard across the range. Its cleaner yet more prominent fascia can also be had with LED fog lights that’s reserved for both the V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING and the RS Turbo CVT Honda SENSING.

Going over the side, the 11th generation Honda Civic flaunts its sleek lines, giving it an elegant and sporty stance. Plus, the long hood and its sloping roofline gives the compact sedan added character. Integrated turn signals in the side mirrors are standard.  Its front pillar was also pushed back by nearly 2 inches, which elongates its hood for a premium silhouette. Visibility has also been improved, all thanks to the design changes with its door mirrors.

Wheel options, on the other hand, include a set of 16-inch rims on the S, 17-inch alloys on the mid-range V, and 18-inch matte black wheels on the RS.

The entire rear end has also been redone, having a new pair of LED taillights that elegantly illuminates in the night. Other RS-exclusive details include black-painted side mirrors, door handles, shark-fin antenna and trunk spoiler, along with chrome-finished dual-exhaust pipes for a sportier look.

A cabin that harnesses the power of minimalism

Like the exterior, the 11th generation All-New Civic’s interior takes quite of a departure from its predecessor. Its minimalist design has been executed with quality materials, from its soft touchpoints to the honeycomb pattern found on the vents. Depending on the trim level, the All-New Civic could either come with fabric seats, or a fine combo of suede and leather upholstery exclusive on the RS.

Like its predecessor, the latest model is still strong in terms of interior and cargo space. It still has more cabin space than most sedans in the segment. Additional space was used to improve the ease of getting in and out of the car. Plus, its new dimensions also translate to better rear seat comfort. Compartments are located all around the cabin for personal possessions. Passengers will definitely enjoy their conversations inside the car with improved noise, vibration and harshness levels.

For in-car entertainment, all variants of the All-New Civic come with touchscreen display audio that either measures 7-inches or 9-inches. Both screens are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capable, while the larger screen has Wireless Apple CarPlay. These infotainment systems power 4 speakers for the S, and 8 speakers for the V. The RS variant, on the other hand, comes with a 12-speaker Bose sound system.

Other standard convenience features include automatic climate control, and dual zone that is exclusive on the RS variant, while rear air vents, on the other hand, are available for both the V and up. 7-inch digital display with analog is available for both audio and Bluetooth functions, while the larger 10.2-inch full-digital cluster is exclusive on the RS—all these supported with steering wheel mounted controls.

Turbo is the one way to go

Yes, the 11th gen Civic now has only one engine available for the Philippine market, that being a turbocharged 1.5L inline 4-cylinder twin-cam unit. Of course, this motor comes with the brand’s famed VTEC system which helps it to sing smoothly the notes that reach 178 hp and 240 Nm, some 5 hp more than the previous version. The engine is mated to a CVT and is wired to provide the driver with modes such as Econ, Normal, and Sport, which is this author’s most recommended mode! Hehe! Do note that the Sport mode is exclusive to the RS variant.

The Honda SENSING sense of safety

HCPI says that its proprietary suite of safety features called in general as the Honda SENSING which is found in some of its higher-end models is present in the 11th gen Civic. Best part is that the Honda SENSING is standard across the range.

The Honda SENSING safety goodies for the 11th gen Civic includes:

Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System with Lane Departure Warning (RDM with LDW)
  • Auto High-Beam (AHB)
  • Lead Car Departure Notification System (LCDN) - New

The new Honda SENSING system uses a single monocular camera with a wider field of view combined with improved software offering better vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian and road marking recognition

As Honda continues to strengthen its “Safety for Everyone” global slogan, the All-New Civic helps realize this vision through Honda’s G-force Control (G-CON) Collision Safety Body that enhances impact absorption for the added protection of passengers in the event a collision occurs. In addition, customers can expect top-notch collision safety performance on the All-New Civic through its advanced safety features that are now available across all variants. This includes Speed Sensing Door Locks, Multi-View Reverse Camera, and Keyless Entry System that are standard for all grades, while the Side Curtain Airbags, Honda LaneWatch Camera, and the Walk Away Auto Door Lock function are exclusive on the RS variant.

Furthermore, other features such as the Driver and Front Passenger Airbags, Side Airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Child Lock, ISOFIX Child Seat Anchor, Security Alarm, and immobilizer are standard safety features for all variants.

With these superior safety features, the All-New Civic boasts a 5-star safety rating under the new 2021 ASEAN NCAP assessment, giving customers better safety and peace of mind on the road.

Product launch video/walking tour of the 11th gen Honda Civic

With these technicalities out of the way, you might want to grab something to eat and drinks. This is the official virtual Philippine launch of the 115t gen all-new Honda Civic. It’s a 13-minute presentation that will show you more what the car has in store.

Variants, availabilities, color options, and pricing

The 11th generation All-New Civic is now available at all 37 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide and comes in five (5) colors:

  • Morning Mist Blue Metallic (new color; V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING and S Turbo CVT Honda SENSING)
  • Meteoroid Grey Metallic (new color; RS Turbo CVT Honda SENSING, V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING, and S Turbo CVT Honda SENSING)
  • Ignite Red Metallic (exclusively for RS Turbo CVT Honda SENSING)
  • Platinum White Pearl (RS Turbo CVT Honda SENSING and V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING only)
  • Lunar Silver Metallic (exclusively for S Turbo CVT Honda SENSING)

(Platinum White Pearl- Additional PHP 20,000)

Notably, HCPI is offering customers the chance to purchase a Platinum White Pearl All-New Civic for all variants at no additional cost until November 30, 2021. Furthermore, customers who will reserve the All-New Civic V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING variant until December 31, 2021 are entitled to a free Modulo Trunk Tray and Modulo Exhaust Pipe Finisher on top of all other promotions offered for the month of the vehicle release until January 31, 2022.

Below are all the available variants of the All-New Honda Civic with their corresponding Suggested Retail Prices:

  • S Turbo CVT Honda SENSING - PHP 1,290,000
  • V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING - PHP 1,498,000                                                              
  • RS Turbo CVT Honda SENSING - PHP 1,690,000

Head on to VIRTUAL SHOWROOM now or visit the nearest Honda Cars dealership to know more about the All-New Civic and the latest promos and offers from Honda.

About the Author

Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.