2009 Civic launched at Subic International Raceway
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announces the debut of the 2009 Civic in a closed circuit layout at the Subic International Raceway. The revitalized Civic comes in a complete package that stays true to its winning heritage – sheer power, class leading features and bold styling. Packed with thrilling technologies that are encased in a more aggressive styling, the new Civic is designed to deliver pure intensity in one’s entire driving experience.
The 2009 Civic sports a refreshed exterior styling that creates a more dynamic and aggressive look. Newly designed front bumper and mesh-type grille give its front-end appearance more assertive than ever. Spicing up the rear-end are the new rear combination lights design that blends perfectly with the Civic’s over-all sporty character. Meanwhile, the 2.0-liter variant comes with smoked, HID headlights and 17” multi-spoke alloy wheels for an even sharper look.
Raising the bar in the field of excellence, Honda stirs up the industry by constantly offering products that answer the dynamic needs of the market. The new Civic now carries the improved paddle shift technology in its 1.8 S AT variant. Originally introduced in the 2-liter variant, this fun-to-use, race-inspired paddle shift technology enables manual shifting of gears without the clutch. Conveniently located behind the steering wheel, the paddle shift option delivers superb driving pleasure of a manual transmission right at your fingertips. It enables safe shifting of gears while your hands are planted on the steering wheel.
To keep up with the new Civic’s bold styling and sporty paddle shift technology, it maintains its original advantages such as advanced engine setting and remarkable driving performance through the i-VTEC engine, 5-speed automatic transmission and McPherson for front and Double Wishbone for rear suspension. The i-VTEC engine technology has earned distinction in providing high torque, high power output, low fuel consumption and cleaner emissions that pass EURO 4 levels even if Philippine regulations only mandate EURO 2 compliance. The Civic remains to be the most powerful in its class with maximum power output of 140 ps at 6300 rpm for the 1.8 variant and 155 ps at 6000 rpm for the 2.0 liter variant. To further enhance fuel efficiency, it still comes with class-leading 5-speed automatic transmission to reduce engine revolution and stress.
The Civic continues to provide an expansive interior space with its extensive wheelbase. Just like any other Honda model, the Civic follows the principle, “Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum” to provide a pleasurable driving comfort. To complement its comfortable interior, the new Civic is upgraded with USB audio interface for direct connection to digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Its top of the line variant also comes with leather seats for a classy touch.
“From the moment the Civic was created in 1972, the Civic has become a successful global car that embodies Honda’s challenging spirit. The eight generations of the Civic are reflective of how it has shaped the motoring industry here and abroad. With the entry of the 2009 Civic, we create new values that we hope will excite the market. The Civic’s continuous advancements are designed to set new standards in its class.“ said Mr. Hiroshi Shimizu, President and General Manager of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.
Drive on the road to exhilaration with the 2009 Civic! The revitalized 2009 Honda Civic promises a complete vehicle package that is perfect for today’s highly active lifestyle.
The 2.0 liter AT and 1.8 liter MT (both V and S) Civic variants debut today at all Honda dealerships. Meanwhile, actual delivery of 1.8 liter AT variants (both V and S) will commence mid-June. Visit the nearest Honda dealer now and experience pure intensity!
The 2009 Civic retails at:
1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC 1.8 V M/T Php 858,000
1.8 V A/T Php 898,000
1.8 S M/T Php 908,000
1.8 S A/T Php 958,000
2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC 2.0 S AT Php 1,100,000
Colors available are:
· Alabaster Silver 1.8 V
· Taffeta White 1.8 S and 1.8 V
· Habanero Red 1.8 S and 1.8 V
· Crystal Black 1.8 S, 1.8 V and 2.0 S
· Carbon Bronze 1.8 S and 2.0 S
· Pearl White Mica 2.0 S