After the launch of the 11th generation Civic HATCHBACK in Japan, Thailand, a major sales town in Asia, also launched a locally produced Sedan version at the same time. According to the different specifications, there are three grades: EL, EL+, and RS, which are not available in North America. If you want to enjoy this car, then going and trying a Used Honda Civic will be your best option.
The Civic is available in Thailand as a Sedan model first, with the addition of the RS version, a consumer favorite. The exterior differences include the exclusive blacked-out mirror housing, door handles and black rear wing, while the wheels are only 17 inches for local road conditions and 16 inches for the entry-level EL and EL+ wheels. The rest of the exterior is not far from the North American specifications, and even the body size remains the same. The headlight clusters are where the differences can be seen, with the top-of-the-line RS introducing full LED headlight clusters and the EL and EL+ using a combination of traditional halogen bulb “projector” headlights, but there are still LED daytime running lights and LED taillight clusters.
The interior is also identical, and no equipment has been cut for the Thai market. The high-end RS version has a new 9-inch Display Audio touch screen console, which supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and can remotely control some of the car’s functions through the Honda Connect App. The number of audio speakers reaches 8. For the entry-level EL and EL+, the 7-inch Display Audio console is used, supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Other features such as Keyless, engine start button and auto lock function, reversing camera, Honda Sensing (including AEB automatic brake assist, ACC active cruise control, LCA lane centering system, LKAS lane maintenance assist, AHB automatic high and low beam switching, LCDN front vehicle departure warning) are all standard equipment. LSF low-speed following assistance, but the Honda LaneWatch blind spot camera system is only available on the RS version.
The EL+ has power-folding mirrors, a leather steering wheel/seat, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat; the RS has automatic rain-sensing wipers, all-black leather interior, red interior mood lighting, an automatic anti-glare rearview mirror, dual-zone air conditioning, aluminum gas pedal and brake pedals, a sporty driving mode switch button, and a 10.2-inch digital instrument panel. 10.2″ digital instrument panel, power-adjustable passenger seat, Qi cell phone wireless charging panel and smart card key with NFC technology.
The Civic Sedan will be equipped with a 1.5L VTEC Turbo four-cylinder turbo engine instead of the 1.8 SOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder natural gas engine that has been used for many years in Thailand in response to environmental regulations, but the horsepower output is only 178hp less than that of the U.S. and Japanese markets. CVT CVT system, the official fuel consumption is 17.2km/L.