First announced for Thailand again in March this year, the Honda Civic e:HEV will officially make its launch debut in the Land of Smiles on June 15, in accordance to Headlightmag. As beforehand reported, the hybrid variation of the 11th-technology Civic provided in two variants, namely the e:HEV EL+ for 1.15 million baht (RM146,139) and e:HEV RS for 1.27 million baht (RM161,370) – these are approximated rates offered by the company.
These will sign up for the existing EL and EL+ to form a 4-variant line-up, with the past, non-hybrid RS dropped. The EL and EL+ keep on to come with a 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo four-cylinder engine that serves up 178 PS at 6,000 rpm and 240 Nm of torque from 1,700 to 4,500 rpm, with drive heading to the entrance wheels via a CVT.
The e:HEV variants’ hybrid powertrain features Honda’s i-MMD (intelligent Multi-Method Generate) technological know-how, which is made up of an electric powered motor rated at 184 PS (135 kW) and 315 Nm driving the front wheels. The electrical motor attracts electrical power from a lithium-ion battery that is juiced by a gasohol-compliant 2. litre normally-aspirated Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder motor with its individual electric motor that functions as a generator.
Whilst the program runs as an EV most of the time, the motor can give immediate travel through lock-up clutch at large speeds when it is much more economical to do so. Drivers will have three push modes (Econ, Normal and Sport) to pick from, and the report states a blended gasoline intake of 25 km/litre.
As for devices, the e:HEV variants will appear with 17- (EL+) or 18-inch (RS) wheels, blue-accented Honda logos, chrome window trim, doorway handles and front grille garnish, e:HEV badging, hybrid-distinct shows, rear air vents and 60:40 break up-folding rear seats.
Other regular kit contains LED lights, keyless entry and commence, dual-zone local climate regulate, run front seats, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment process, a Qi wireless telephone charger, Honda Clever Important Card, Honda Link, eight speakers, leather-based/suede upholstery and remote motor start.
Based on the estimated pricing, the foundation hybrid variant – e:HEV EL+ – is 140,100 baht (RM17,804) a lot more than the VTEC Turbo-powered EL+ which goes for 1,009,900 baht (RM128,335), which is an enhance of about 13.9%. The hole grows to 260,100 baht (RM33,046) when as opposed to the e:HEV RS, or about 25.7% more.
Honda Malaysia’s govt coordinator, Yujiro Sugino, has stated in a past interview that the company options to grow its e:HEV line-up here. At present, only the City and City Hatchback are available with the e:HEV powertrain, and they joined by the all-new HR-V, which will be offered with hybrid energy, when the crossover is introduced in the third quarter of this calendar year.
The business has not confirmed if the Civic e:HEV will be introduced in the long term, but offered the price differential in Thailand, would you be willing to pay out a premium for the i-MMD technique? For context, the selection-topping, VTEC Turbo-powered RS we have now retails at RM144,350.
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