2022 Honda Civic e:HEV set to launch in Thailand; could PH get it too?

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A couple of months ago, Europe got the hybrid version of the all-new Honda Civic. We’re delighted to report that our region (ASEAN) is finally getting it too in Thailand.

Honda Civic e:HEV Interior

Photo: Honda Thailand

Honda Civic e:HEV

Honda Thailand has announced that they will be launching the Honda Civic e:HEV on June 15, 2022. It will be launched in two variants, namely the e:HEV EL+ and the e:HEV RS. Interestingly, according to the Honda Thailand website the normal 1.5-liter turbo RS variant has been replaced by the e:HEV version. Although, the 1.5-liter turbo remains for the EL and EL plus variants.

Honda Civic e:HEV drive modes

Photo: Honda Thailand

Honda Civic e:HEV Specs

The compact sedan will be powered by the same 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine that Europe gets. This powertrain will still be connected to two electric motors and a new, more compact battery pack that, in total, produces 181hp and 315Nm. Those power figures are significantly more than the 1.5-liter turbo we have available locally.

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What makes this news significant? The Honda Civic sold locally is sourced from Thailand. So could it mean we’ll eventually get the Honda Civic e:HEV soon? will it also replace the turbo RS version? we’ll have to wait and see.

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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