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Honda Civic dominant, sales up by 265% from 2015 – Accord marketplace leader, BR-V registers 7,000 bookings

No surprise to know that the Honda Civic has been a spectacular performer for Honda Malaysia, provided the number noticed on the road. But just how well has it been undertaking? While it didn’t reveal the exact numbers sold considering that the auto was introduced in June final year, the business did give some stats to show off the car’s performance.

The tenth-gen is the present marketplace leader in its category, with a 68% market place share in the C-segment arena. Sales of the FC have been much more than encouraging – it’s 265% higher compared to what Honda Malaysia was reaching with the ninth-gen.

The Civic is accessible here in three CKD locally-assembled variants – the 1.8L, 1.5L Turbo and 1.5L Turbo Premium, with all the bells and whistles. Word is that the ideal seller is the mid-level variant.

The facelifted Accord has also carried out extremely well for the brand. Whilst the D-segment is not really large in the grand scheming of items, the refreshed ninth-gen sedan has shifted two.400 units given that its local debut in September. It as well is the industry leader in its segment.

Meanwhile, the BR-V has exceeded expectations and projected numbers – the seven-seater SUV – launched in January – has currently received 7,000 bookings, successfully reaching nine months of sales numbers of its 2017 target.

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Honda Civic vs Mazda three

Honda pulled the covers off its all-new 10th generation Civic last week at the Paris Motor Show, but that doesn’t mean it’s completed with the current auto just yet. In an work to send the family hatch out on a high, the brand has launched an eye-catchingly priced entry-level model. And this is no ordinary bargain basement get.

Known as the Sport, it gets a racy appear inspired by the Type R flagship, plus there’s a kit list you’d count on on significantly pricier machines. Honda has also fitted the newcomer with its attempted-and-tested 1.four-litre engine.

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But it’s not the only sporty hatchback with a tiny-capacity petrol engine and wallet-friendly price tag tag. Like the Civic, the Mazda 3 is due to be upgraded, but even in its present type, it serves up plenty of style and driving enjoyable for purchasers on a budget.

So which of our contenders delivers a better mix of driving thrills, low bills and household friendly usability? 

Head-to-head 

Versatility 

Appear beneath the Honda’s angular lines and you’ll find out a versatile family members hatchback. Its vast boot packs a healthy 477-litre capacity, plus it gets the brand’s Magic Seats. The Mazda isn’t nearly as versatile, offering a smaller sized 364-litre boot. And although it’s as spacious inside, smaller sized windows make it really feel claustrophobic. 

Engines

Both our contenders have ignored the existing trend for downsized turbocharged units. Although the Honda’s 1.4-litre engine is new to the Civic, it has been tried and tested in the Jazz supermini. The Mazda’s 1.5-litre engine is also used elsewhere, even appearing in the MX-5.

Infotainment 

The Mazda gets sat-nav as element of its MZD Connect system. There are also a quantity of apps to decide on from, including DAB. Honda’s method does without nav, but the Mirrorlink function permits you to beam your telephone display on to the touchscreen. 

Verdict 

1st place: Honda Civic

A sporty makeover and a sprinkling of extras have helped inject some considerably-needed showroom appeal into the Honda Civic. It’s also spacious and attractively priced, plus it is backed by some tempting finance offers. The 1.four-litre engine delivers leisurely functionality, producing the Sport a reliable, roomy and well equipped family hatchback for not considerably money. 

Second location: Mazda three

Sleek styling, a classy interior and engaging driving dynamics make the Mazda look and really feel much more high-priced than its rival here. And while it’s not as well equipped or practical, it gets all the essentials plus the desirable addition of sat-nav. You need to be in a position to negotiate a wholesome discount as dealers appear to clear stocks in the run- up to the facelifted model’s arrival.

Other options in this category…

Hyundai i30 1.4 SE Nav

Value: £17,595
Engine: 1.four-litre 4cyl,98bhp

Fashionable and nicely equipped, the Hyundai follows the lead of these contenders by using a naturally aspirated petrol engine. Overall performance is leisurely, but the i30 is spacious and backed by a self-confidence-inspiring five-year warranty. 

Renault Megane 1.2 TCe Dynamique Nav

Cost: £18,100
Engine: 1.2-litre 3cyl, 128bhp

The Renault gets sat-nav, but lacks a lot of the Honda’s desirable kit. However, the downsized turbo packs a bigger punch, and boasts greater efficiency, whilst supreme comfort tends to make up for lack of driver entertaining.

Figures

Honda Civic 1.4 Sport Mazda 3 1.five SE Nav
On the road price/total as tested £18,360/£18,885 £17,695/£17,695
Residual value (right after 3yrs/36,000) £8,629/47.% £7,043/39.8%
Depreciation £9,731 £10,652
Annual tax liability std/greater rate £836/£1,672 £706/£1,411
Annual fuel expense (12k/20k miles) £1,660/£2,767 £1,824/£3,039
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/price 7/£482/E/£130 13/£572/C/£30
Servicing costs £555 (5yrs) £499 (3yrs)
Length/wheelbase four,370/2,595mm 4,565/2,700mm
Height/width 1,470/1,770mm 1,465/1,795mm
Engine 4cyl in-line/1,339cc 4cyl in-line/1,496cc
Peak power/revs  98/six,000 bhp/rpm 98/6,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs  127/4,800 Nm/rpm 150/4,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission  6-spd man/fwd 6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 50 litres/foam 51 litres/foam
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 477/1,378 litres 364/1,263 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight 1,372/405/1,200kg 1,255/524/950kg
Turning circle 11.9 metres 11.three metres
Standard warranty (miles)/recovery 3yrs (unltd)/3yrs 3yrs (60,000)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealers 12,500 miles (1yr)/196 12,500 miles (1yr)/154
Driver Energy manufacturer/dealer pos. 20th/8th 9th/19th
NCAP: Adult/youngster/ped./assist/stars 94/83/69/86/5 (2012) 93/86/65/81/five (2013)
-60/30-70mph 11.4/11.6 secs 10.four/ten.2 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 7.1/9.six secs 6.3/8.3 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 14.6/17.2 secs 11.9/18.five secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph  116mph/3,200rpm 113mph/2,500rpm
Braking 70-/60-/30-0mph  48.1/33.five/8.3m 51.9/36.eight/9.4m
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph 57/39/60/71dB 58/42/63/72dB
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range 36.8/eight.1/405 miles 33.5/7.4/376 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined  42.two/58.9/51.4mpg 43.five/65.7/55.4mpg
Govt urban/additional-urban/combined  9.3/13./11.3mpl 9.6/14.5/12.2mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket 177/131g/km/23% 195/119g/km/20%
Airbags/Isofix/park sensors/camera Six/yes/yes/yes Six/yes/£161^/£252^
Auto box/stability/cruise ctrl/AEB* No/yes/yes/yes No/yes/no/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seats Yes/no/no No/no/no
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go £525/no/no £550/no/no
Sat-nav/USB/DAB radio/Bluetooth No/yes/yes/yes Yes/yes/yes/yes

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Honda Civic 1.5 Turbo teased by Honda Malaysia

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Honda Malaysia has launched a new Ride The Dream teaser internet site for the new Honda Civic 1.5 Turbo, which provides us a glimpse at what the upcoming C-segment sedan will provide in terms of specifications.

The initial slide teases the Civic 1.5 Turbo’s LED headlamps and daytime running lights. These headlamps are one spec up compared to the halogen projector headlamps that might be offered on non-turbo variants of the vehicle in Malaysia.

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Next up is of course the engine – a 1.five litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to a CVT gearbox that produces 173 hp and 220 Nm of torque. The C-segment is filled with downsized turbocharged engines, but they are all European vehicles (Jetta, 408, Concentrate). This will be the 1st Japanese C-segment sedan to come with such a powertrain.

We not too long ago ran a video from the Thai market place comparing the 1.five Turbo variant against a Civic with a typically aspirated 141 hp, 174 Nm 1.eight litre engine – watch it right here.

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The rest of the specs featured consist of an eight-way adjustable power seat, six airbags, VSA electronic stability manage, an electric parking brake, auto brake hold, and an Stroll Away Auto Lock function that automatically locks your auto when you walk away from it.

Last but not least, there’s also a remote engine begin feature which should be helpful when you want to begin the engine and air conditioning to cool down the auto just before you attain it.

Registration for interest is open, so pay a visit to the Ride The Dream microsite and click the red “I Share The Very same Dream” button to sign up.

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2016 Honda Civic Coupe – a lot more info/images revealed

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

Honda is back to give us a lot more info about its 2016 Honda Civic Coupe, which was revealed prior to final year’s LA Auto Show. Set to go on sale in the US in March 2016, the Civic Coupe follows in the footsteps of its four-door sibling, with a slew of new tech, characteristics and looks to make it “the ideal Civic ever.”

When it ultimately goes on sale in the US, buyers will have a choice of 5 variants – LX, LX-P, EX-T, EX-L and Touring, with costs anticipated to start off about the USD$ 20,000 (RM83,741) mark for the base LX.

Like the sedan, the Civic Coupe receives two petrol engines, mated to either a six-speed manual or CVT auto. The very first is a two. litre DOHC i-VTEC inline four-cylinder that dishes out 158 hp at 6,500 rpm and 187 Nm of torque at four,200 rpm, which is deployed on the Civic Coupe in LX (manual, CVT optional) and LX-P (CVT) trims.

The other choice is a 1.5 litre turbocharged DOHC direct injection inline four-cylinder with 174 hp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 220 Nm from 1,700 to five,500 rpm. The turbo mill tends to make its way into the remaining EX-T, EX-L and Touring variants, all paired to a CVT.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

The Civic Coupe also gets an all-new chassis to provide better ride and handling. Characteristics contain a front MacPherson/rear multi-hyperlink independent suspension setup, front-rear hydraulic compliance bushings (LX only gets them at the front), new dual-pinion electric power steering with variable gear ratios and bonded front-rear stabiliser bushings.

In numbers, the Civic Coupe has a wider track compared to its predecessor – 48 mm at the front and 63 mm at the back. The new car also comes fitted with Agile Handling Help for the very first time, which makes it possible for for brake torque vectoring, enhancing cornering functionality.

A initial for the Honda Civic Coupe is its new electric parking brake with automatic brake hold, which functions in a related manner to that on the Honda HR-V here. Other common systems here incorporate 4-wheel ABS with EBD and Automobile Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control.

Resting on the chassis is an ultra-rigid physique that employs 63% of higher-strength steel, the highest in Civic history. The exact same is stated on the application of ultra-higher-strength steel, which is now at 12%.

On the outside, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe measures 4,493 mm in length, 25 mm shorter than its predecessor. It is also 46 mm wider, at 1,798 mm and shorter (1,394 mm) by 3 mm. Nevertheless, the vehicle does have a longer wheelbase of two,700 mm (up by 79 mm), which need to bode effectively for interior space.

The dimensions are accompanied by a new look as properly, previewed by the Honda Civic Notion from 2015. Though it largely resembles the sedan’s familiar front face, the car does acquire a much more aggressive stance right here. From the A-pillars rearward, the Civic Coupe’s special exterior styling contains a reduce and a lot more steeply raked roofline, measuring 25 mm lower than the sedan. It also gets distinctive C-shaped tail lights as effectively, running the length of the rear deck lid.

Adding to the visual impact are LED headlights, which are reserved for the Touring (other people get halogen projectors), with LED DRLs. As for wheels, the LX and LX-P variants ride on 16-inch alloys wrapped with 215/55R16 size tyres, although 17-inch alternatives are fitted on the remaining three variants, with 215/50R17 size tyres.

Inside, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe advantages from the longer wheelbase and wider body by possessing a far more spacious interior, with much better headroom (927 mm front/ 876 mm rear), leg space (1,074 mm front/912 mm rear) and shoulder space (1,445 mm front/1,336 mm rear). Passenger space is now rated up to 2,577 litres, although cargo room is now at 337 litres (up by five.7 litres). Additional practicality comes in the form of 60:40 split-folding rear seats.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

Creature comforts situated inside the cabin consist of a moonroof, dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, seven-inch touchscreen infotainment method with HondaLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration (LX and LX-P gets a standard 5-inch touchscreen multimedia unit), heated front seats, plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

On all Civic Coupe variants except the LX and LX-P, drivers will benefit from the Driver Info Interface (DII) that is positioned in the instrument cluster beneath the digital speedometer. The DII is controlled via steering wheel-mounted controls and displays amongst other things, the trip computer, upkeep reminder, navigation and audio playback.

On the safety side of things, only the Honda Civic Coupe Touring receives the Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies. Therefore, Collision Mitigation Braking Method (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Adaptive Cruise Manage (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist Method (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) are available.


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LA 2015: Honda Civic Coupe to debut next week

Civic Concept

Possessing shown you almost every thing there is to know currently about the 10th-generation Honda Civic, it is finally time for the Japanese car maker to reveal its Civic Coupe, and it will do so at the coming Los Angeles Auto Show next week.

Primed for the North American market place, the new Civic Coupe will be based on its 4-door sedan sibling’s architecture, which naturally signifies that there will be a lot of similarities in design and style and shared technologies.

If you are looking to do any guesswork as to what the Civic Coupe could appear like, you would do nicely to bear in mind a particular Honda Civic Concept that was previewed earlier this year at the New York Auto Show. The two-door model sporting a very athletic design theme then previewed the initial design and style of the 10th-generation Civic itself.

Power wise, the Civic Coupe should equally adopt a handful of alternatives offered to the normal Civic, like the new 1.five litre turbocharged 4-cylinder unit, which delivers 174 hp at 5,500 rpm, and 220 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm. The US marketplace also anticipates the arrival of a hotter Civic Coupe Si, the 5-foor hatch, and their initial-ever Civic Kind-R.

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