Taiwan Honda announced in November 2022 that the Honda Civic e:HEV will debut in China in 2023, and chose to make its debut at today’s (2/23) Chinese New Year media event.
The 11th-generation Civic model introduced by Taiwan Honda has a single 2.0-liter e:HEV power and a five-door hatchback configuration. It is equipped with a new next-generation electric drive dual-kinetic system and a 2.0-liter direct-injection engine configuration, making it the domestic first since the Fit The 2 e:HEV models have an average fuel consumption score of 23.7km/l from the Energy Administration. They are also equipped with 11 airbags, Bose high-fidelity surround sound, 10.2-inch digital instrument and 9-inch central control, wireless Apple CarPlay, panoramic sunroof and other high-end configurations , The new car is expected to be launched in May, and the first wave of quota is about 300 vehicles. The big facelift CR-V also announced at the event today that it will be introduced into China in the second half of the year at the earliest.
Taiwan Honda officially unveiled the 11th-generation Honda Civic e:HEV at the Chinese New Year media event today (2/23), introducing a single power setting.
In the past, the Civic familiar to the domestic people was sold in a domestic form, and it was well received in the market for its affordable price. However, after the sales of the 9th generation Civic ended in China, Taiwan Honda did not introduce the 10th generation model, and used the CR-V , HR-V and other off-road models are the main force in sales. The 11th-generation Civic car series made its world premiere on April 28, 2021. The first model released was a sedan version, and the Hatchback hatchback was unveiled on June 24 of the same year. The original factory also announced the introduction of the 11th-generation Civic in March 2022. The e:HEV gasoline-electric hybrid will also be launched in markets such as Europe, Japan and China.
The 11th-generation Civic car series made its world premiere on April 28, 2021. The first model released was the sedan version, and the Hatchback was unveiled on June 24 of the same year. The original factory also announced in March 2022 that the 11th-generation Civic would be introduced into the e :HEV gasoline-electric hybrid.
“Ximei” also officially announced its return to Taiwan after its debut, but it is completely different from the domestic and cheap impressions that consumers are familiar with in the past. The Civic e:HEV imported this time is produced by Yorii Factory in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and Honda from Taiwan is aimed at 11 According to the planning of the new Civic, the higher price and the number of quotas, the setting of only one model, and the rich equipment are more like re-erecting the banner of Civic, rather than grabbing the market pie as the main starting point.
The Civic e:HEV introduced this time is produced at the Yorii Plant in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
Judging from the information released by Taiwan Honda, the Civic e:HEV is powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC direct-injection engine, with a high compression ratio of 13.9 and a thermal efficiency of 41%. Motor and PCU (Power Control Unit) power control unit to achieve a combined output of 184 horsepower and 32.1 kilograms of rice.
In addition, the IPU (Intelligent Power Unit) intelligent power control unit is equipped with a next-generation lithium battery with a power capacity of 1.05kWh, which can achieve a driving experience of 0-100 km/h acceleration in 7.8 seconds. The original factory emphasizes the high efficiency of the pure fuel engine during high-speed cruising. It has brisk, stable and re-acceleration performance, and can also reduce the noise of low engine speed. The energy bureau can drive 27.9km/l in urban areas and 21.74 km/l in non-urban areas. It has an average fuel consumption of 23.7km/l and energy efficiency of Level 1.
The Civic e:HEV is powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC direct-injection engine, coupled with dual electric motors and a PCU (Power Control Unit), to achieve 184 horsepower and 32.1 kg-meter synergy output.
The imported 11th-generation Civic five-door model emphasizes on bringing stable body rigidity and solid chassis lines through settings such as lengthening the wheelbase, widening the wheel base, and lowering the center of gravity. The domestically imported models are also equipped with 18-inch acoustic resonance noise reduction. Wheels and 235/40 R18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S large-size low-profile ratio steering-oriented tires combine the product characteristics of comfortable ride, flexible urban driving, precise control on continuous curves and stable highway cruise.
In terms of appearance, the 11th-generation Civic five-door model is based on the Fastback hatchback shape. The body size is 4,550mm in length, 1,800mm in width, 1,415mm in height and 2,735mm in wheelbase. The board height is high, and a large area of glass with low window edges is used to create a fresh and transparent cockpit. The five-door hatchback model also adopts an exclusive new one-piece honeycomb water tank shield, which incorporates LED star drill headlights, and is matched with a tail box with a spoiler function to reduce downdraft airflow, bringing better aerodynamic performance.
The 11th-generation Civic five-door model is based on the Fastback hatchback shape. The body size is 4,550mm in length, 1,800mm in width, 1,415mm in height and 2,735mm in wheelbase.
In terms of interior decoration, Civic e:HEV adopts the method of widening the passenger space and luggage compartment volume to conform to the brand’s design concept of “MM thinking – maximizing human space and minimizing mechanical space”. Domestic models are equipped with a 10.2-inch digital LCD instrument as standard Panel, 9-inch touch suspension host, wireless Apple CarPlay and other technological equipment, honeycomb-shaped hidden air-conditioning outlets run through the entire instrument console to echo the shape of the exterior water tank shield.
Domestic models are equipped with a 10.2-inch digital LCD instrument panel as standard.
In addition, Civic e:HEV is also equipped with Walk-Away Auto Lock function, lift-up and slide-out panoramic sunroof, and comfort technology equipment such as 8-way driver’s seat and 4-way electric seat adjustment for passenger seat. The domestic Civic e:HEV will be equipped with Bose Centerpoint high-definition surround sound system with 12 speakers. The new car also provides 4 driving modes in total. In addition to the Normal and ECON modes for daily driving, the Sport mode is aimed at high-speed cruising, achieving high power output and more stable steering. Solid features, and the Individual mode allows users to set the layout of the power, steering system and instrument interface by themselves, and the Bose Centerpoint audio will also play a passionate atmosphere in the car that simulates the sound of the engine running.
Domestic models are equipped with Bose Centerpoint high-definition surround sound with 12 speakers as standard.
Civic e:HEV is also equipped with a series of new-generation active and passive safety equipment, mainly introducing the new-generation Honda Sensing safety active protection system, which uses a 100-degree ultra-wide-angle camera with a high-speed image processing chip, emphasizing that it can simultaneously monitor three lanes and detect Oncoming vehicles, pedestrians at night, bicycles and motorcycles, emphasizing that the system can dynamically display the visual images of curves, motorcycles, and large trucks on the 10.2-inch color LCD instrument of the state of the lane ahead.
The Honda Sensing system integrates “CMBS Collision Mitigation Braking System”, “RDM Road Departure Mitigation System”, “ACC Full Speed Range Active Distance Control Cruise Control System with LSF Low Speed Automatic Car Following Function”, “LKAS Lane Keeping Assist System” , “LCDN front vehicle departure reminder system” and many other systems, it is also equipped with “PSS parking detection radar” with a total of 8 front and rear ultrasonic sensors, “three-mode reversing camera”, and “BSI blind spot detection system”.
In terms of passive safety, the original factory also emphasizes that Civic e:HEV adopts the latest Inner Frame construction method, which brings a new generation of high-rigidity lightweight body structure. The whole car is equipped with 11 airbags, and the “PUH pedestrian safety protection hood” is introduced , “double front seat and left and right rear three-point ELR automatic pre-shrinking seat belts”, “full seat belt not fastened reminder” and other configurations.
At present, Civic e:HEV is the first to be unveiled at the Chinese New Year media press conference. The new car is not expected to be officially launched in Taiwan until May. U-CAR previously grasped the annual quota of 500 Civic e:HEVs from the first-line dealers. Today, Taiwan Honda revealed that there will be a quota of 300 vehicles for the first wave of arrivals in Hong Kong, and there are 5 car colors to choose from: Star White, Cement Grey, Symphony Crystal Blue, Crystal Black, and Symphony Crystal Red. Industry representatives also pointed out that the current white Orders are the most active, and the fastest delivery time for new cars is also expected to fall in May to June. The big facelift CR-V was also announced at this event, and it is expected to be introduced into China in the second half of the year at the earliest. U-CAR will continue to track the relevant trends of Civic e: HEV and the major facelift CR-V, and bring readers the latest first-hand reports.
The big facelift CR-V is expected to be introduced into China in the second half of the year at the earliest.