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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

MEGA REVIEW: Honda Civic FC 2016

In this Blog entry, I'm dishing out a COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW on the New Honda Civic FC Range.  I'll kick off with my own photos and own review, then Range summary, Malaysian brochure scans, Other photos, Videos Review (Youtube playlist), comparison with Indonesian, Australian Specs, Other Reviews (Further readings) and Lastly, Link to Interactive friendly Forum.  Lowyat Forum.

My own Photos:
My favourite shot.  The "Crab Claw" LED Rear tailights.  One of the few cars that stand out at night.  From far can tell it's New Civic FC.


Honda Malaysia (or the Company) on 9 July 2016 made waves in the automotive industry, particularly for the C-segment category, with the official launch of the highly anticipated 10th Generation Civic.

In developing the All-New Civic which represents one of the most comprehensive and ambitious new-model developments ever undertaken by Honda, the Company’s engineers set out to benchmark the Civic not only against the C-segment vehicles but also European premium compact vehicles. As a result of these efforts, Honda is able to offer a Civic that will be the game-changer in the C-segment in terms of design, dynamic performance, fuel-efficiency, spaciousness, interior quality and safety features – all in a very attractive price package.

Addressing the media for the first time, Mr. Katsuto Hayashi, the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia said, “The All-New Civic will be an important model for Honda Malaysia to further provide Joy to our customers. Being the No.1 Non-National car brand in 2015, the expectations from our customers have also increased. Our sales this year (up to May 2016) puts Honda as the No.2 overall car brand (National and Non-National) with a 14% market share which translates to 30,401 units sold. We will work harder to constantly achieve Customer Satisfaction”. 

Mr. Hayashi added, “The automotive sector in Malaysia has evolved over the past 3 years. When we launched the City in 2014, it dominated the B-segment with competitive value added features that was a class above. This attracted C-segment buyers to purchase the City as it offered superior space and class leading safety. The launch of our popular HR-V filled the gap in the Compact SUV segment while the introduction of a more affordable CR-V 2WD variant attracted the conventional family sedan buyers. While these factors facilitated a growth for the B-segment (+32%) and price reduction for SUV vehicles, it also affected the C-segment which caused the segment share to suffer a decrease of 19%. The C-segment in Malaysia has been on a decline in recent years.”

With this All-New Civic, Honda Malaysia believes it will have the opportunity to revive the declining C-segment. The Civic has sold over 80,000 units in Malaysia since its introduction in 2001. “We are confident that the All-New Civic will not only live up to its name but also be the game-changer in the C-segment with its stylish design, new powertrain and class leading advance features. The revolutionary All-New Civic has elevated the value of its predecessors and brought a whole new level of refinements and competitiveness to its segment,”

The brand new 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine which is developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology provides ‘Joy to drive’ with its dynamic performance and excellent fuel economy. Honda Malaysia is the first Japanese mass market manufacturer to introduce a turbo engine in the C-segment. The other engine variant is 1.8L i-VTEC.  Both engines are mated with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for a smooth driving experience and fuel efficiency. Both variants of the All-New Civic are “Energy Efficient Vehicle” certified and Honda is in line with the Government’s direction to offer EEV vehicles to the public.

In achieving “Superior Comfort”, the challenge for Honda engineers was to combine sleek and aerodynamic exterior design with D-segment level of spaciousness and comfort. With Honda’s vehicle packaging expertise and Civic’s longer wheelbase and wider body, the All-New Civic is able to deliver best in class package. 

High quality and soft padding finishing are applied generously in keeping with the cool personality and premium character of the   All-New Civic. To achieve cabin quietness and further enhance ride quality, the All-New Civic interior package is fitted with light-weight sound proofing system. This includes underbody covering and high noise isolation door system.   Overall, Honda has managed to reduce the Noise, Vibration and Harshness to achieve all road quietness which set the All-New Civic a class above the rest. 

The All-New Civic offers “Advanced Interface” via its 7” Advanced Display Audio which appeals to the new generation. It is completely redesigned to be the most convenient and connected Civic ever. Some of these features which are also Civics’ first include:

Remote Engine Start
Walk Away Auto Lock
Electric Parking Brake
Auto Brake Hold

The unseen but crucially important aspect which is safety is not forgotten by Honda.

All variants of the All-New Civic are equipped with top class safety features:
6 Airbags (Dual Front Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, and Side Airbags)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)


Jefferson Lim's Brief drive time:

Test driven the Civic 1.5TC-P at Tiong Nam . SA purposely asked me to drive to Pin HUA School. Highest bump. I am impressed. No scrapping of under car.  Great Ride and handling, just right dampers. Acceleration impressive. 100km/h at 1700rpm only. So should be fuel saving.

Turbo kick is there but linear. CVT Whine's very MILD.  Due to 6:30pm Setia Alam traffic, I only managed 110km/h briefly.

Excellent front and back leg room and head room, comfy seats. Large boot space . I noticed the odd tyre size 215/50R17. 

Poison indeed...

Make no mistake, the Civic is back on form with this tenth-generation, which is probably as revolutionary as the EG and FD were. After the lacklustre ninth-gen, Honda needed something special to regain the initiative, and the FC delivers.


1.8: 9/10
1.5TC: 9/10 (10/10 for Driving experience)
1.5TCP: 9/10 

Let's proceed to My Own Photo gallery below (photo essay):

 Excellent Legroom and headroom, I'm 175cm tall.

 Rear Air-cond vents.

Without further ado, let's proceed to Range summary:

Honda Civic 1.8S – RM110,426 OTR with GST and registration fee but Without insurance

1.8L naturally aspirated SOHC i-VTEC engine, CVT gearbox

141 PS, 174 Nm, 0-100 km/h 10.4 secs, claimed FC 15.9 km/l
16-inch rims, 215/55 tyres

Automatic halogen projector headlamps, LED DRLs
Wing mirror indicators
Body colour door handles
Remote engine start and walk away auto door lock

Keyless entry and push start
Cruise control
Full colour digital LCD meter panel
Single-zone auto air con
Rear air con vents

Leather wrapped steering wheel

Steering audio buttons with electrostatic switch
Fabric seats
Eight-way powered driver’s seat
Seven-inch touchscreen head unit, Eight speakers

MP3, iPod, 2x USB, HDMI
Hands-free telephone with voice recognition
Six airbags (dual front, side, curtain)
VSA, ABS, EBD, BA, Hill Start Assist

Electronic parking brake with auto brake hold

Multi-angle reverse camera
Ultrasonic and tilt sensors

Honda Civic 1.5TC – RM124,076 OTR with GST and registration fee BUT without insurance

All of the above, plus:

1.5L DOHC VTEC Turbo engine, CVT gearbox with paddle shifters

173 PS, 220 Nm, 0-100 km/h 8.2 secs, claimed FC 17.2 km/l
17-inch rims, 215/50 Continental tyres

Leather seats and trim

Honda Civic 1.5TC-P – RM131,883 OTR without Insurance

All of the above, plus:

LED headlamps, LED fog lamps

Chrome door handles

Dual-zone auto air con

Garmin Navigation

NOTE: Please add RM300 for White Orchid Pearl paint.


End of Range summary.  Let's proceed to Brochure scans AND Photos NOT TAKEN by me:

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 Above: Youtube video screenshot.

 Above and Below: Photo by Jan Ho

 Above: Photo by Jan Ho.
 Above and below: Brochure scans.

 Above: Photo sourced by Paultan.
Above: Photo source:

Below: Continue Brochure scans:

 Price List:

Below: MODULO Accessories and Price list:

9 July 2016 Launching Slide screenshots Photos:

Without further ado Let's proceed to Mega Youtube Video playlists: Viewing time:  3 hours and 27 minutes.

END OF YOUTUBE Mega Playlists...  

Now let's proceed to Our specs comparison vs Australian and Indonesian Civic X.


As you can see, Our 1.8 is equivalent to Australian VTI-S. It's ALMOST TOPKEK!  Only missing 60:40 split folding rear seats, front parking sensors and Lanewatch.  Whereas the 1.5TC is equivalent to Australia's 1.5TC RS.  Missing 5 items as you can see above.

In a Nutshell, we are denied most of the following:

Meanwhile, as for Indonesian Specs:

Their Advantage:

60:40 split folding rear seat, shark fin antenna, Illuminated Door visor mirror, rain-sensing wipers, chrome tail-pipes and rear spoiler.

Their disadvantages: A LOT...  See photo montage below:

Before I sign off, I'd like to Recommend Interactive Forum.  Here, you can find 1 stop information and owner's feedback.  They are generally Friendly and helpful.  Links below:

1) Official Honda Civic 10th Gen Owner/Fans Club V1

2) Official Honda Civic 10th Gen Owner/Fans Club V2

3) Official Honda Civic 10th Gen Owner/Fans Club V3, Fast becoming the envy of others!

Civic X Community Malaysia: 
Facebook Page CIVIC X Community Malaysia - CXC
Facebook Closed Group Honda Civic X Malaysia
Civic X Community CXC WhatsApp group - only Civic X owners & would be owners are welcome. PM Radzuan @ zero 1 six 3 five 7 one 7 three 4

Selected Lowyat Forum Honda Civic X Member's Rides:
 Above: Cybermaster98
 Above: Hamrog
 Above: GeekinE90
Above and Below: Unknown But photo taken from this forum

Further readings/ Other reviews:

1) by Eric Goh. 

2) review

3) review by Hans Cheong

4) by Gerard Lye

5) Autobuzz Review by Matthew H.Tong

6) More to come...  Feeling lazy, GOOGLE: Honda Civic FC Review Malaysia...

If you want to buy this car, Please Call me, Jefferson Lim 012-6852-718.  I'd hook you up with the Best deal.  My network:  

1) Tiong Nam Motor, 
2) Sumber Auto Edaran, 
3) Tenaga Setia, 
4) Vivahill Penang

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this LONG Blog entry.  This is Partially My work.  The 1st half Photos were mine.  If you want to copy, copy like me, please LIST OUT ALL THE SOURCE like a man.  Don't plagiarize.


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