Honda Atlas Cars Limited (HACL) has officially released the all-new Civic in Pakistan, making the compact sedan category in Pakistan significantly more intriguing.
Unlike the 6th generation Honda City, which was released last year, the 11th-generation Civic is the most recent model on the market, and it outperforms its competitors, such as the Toyota Corolla and Hyundai, in terms of performance and amenities. Even if it comes at a hefty price.
In terms of styling, the new Honda Civic is quite restrained compared to its predecessor, which is a positive attribute.
New Civic has an amazing exterior
The side profile features smooth and simple lines along the length of the vehicle. In Pakistan, the new Civic gets 17″ dark alloy rims (16″ in base and mid-level variants) that are more attractive than the previous generations.
The rear end is where the ‘European design influence’ shines through. The angular and sharp taillights, the straightened-out boot-lid, reflectors high up on the bumper, the central trim down below, and the dual oval exhaust tips (in the top trim only) make the car look like a sporty Audi.
Honda has extensively revised the interior of the 11th-gen Civic
A minimalistic dashboard design, silver trim pieces at various points in the cabin, and ambient lighting give the interior a premium feel. The top variant features a black interior with red stitching, while the base and mid-level variants feature a dark grey interior.
It has a large, 9-inch top-mounted infotainment screen that features Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The base variants are dressed in soft fabric, while the top variants have leather upholstery.
The new Honda Civic will be offered in three variants. The Base and mid-level variants will have a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 127 horsepower (hp) and 180 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque and is mated to an M-CVT automatic transmission.
The top-variant also has a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that is tuned to make 176 hp and 220 Nm of torque and is mated to an LL-CVT automatic transmission.
It has McPherson struts up front and a multi-link coil spring setup in the back. It is also fitted with disc brakes on all four wheels with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA) technology to allow for decent stopping power.
According to auto-data.net, the new Civic has a worldwide fuel economy of 14 liters per kilometer; however, values in Pakistan are likely to differ. The new Civic will also be the quickest, most thrilling, and capable car in the country, with a power-to-weight ratio (PWR) of roughly 0.35 hp/kg.