Honda Malaysia has launched a new Ride The Dream teaser website for the new Honda Civic 1.5 Turbo, which gives us a glimpse at what the upcoming C-segment sedan will offer in terms of specifications.
The first 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 car in Malaysia.
Next up is of course the engine – a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-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 cars (Jetta, 408, Focus). This will be the first Japanese C-segment sedan to come with such a powertrain.
We recently ran a video from the Thai market comparing the 1.5 Turbo variant against a Civic with a normally aspirated 141 hp, 174 Nm 1.8 litre engine – watch it here.
The rest of the specs featured include an eight-way adjustable power seat, six airbags, VSA electronic stability control, an electric parking brake, auto brake hold, and an Walk Away Auto Lock feature that automatically locks your car when you walk away from it.
Last but not least, there’s also a remote engine start feature which should be useful when you want to start the engine and air conditioning to cool down the car before you reach it.
Registration for interest is open, so visit the Ride The Dream microsite and click the red “I Share The Same Dream” button to sign up.
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