The new Civic FMC on display
Automobile company, Honda Ghana Limited, has unveiled its latest tech-savvy 10th generation Civic sedan vehicle brand dubbed, ‘Civic FMC’ onto the Ghanaian market.
The new model is manufactured at Honda’s plant in the USA, and replaces its predecessor that traversed the compact sedan segment between 2011 and 2015.
Features of the new vehicle includes lane watch, remote engine start, 7-inch touch screen with audio control, push button start, smart entry, bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity, sunroof, 17-inch Alloy wheels, roomy cabin and high interior quality materials.
Building on its over 40-year heritage, the 2016 Civic sets an all-new standard in compact car style and performance.
With sleek, sporty lines and an improved power-to- weight ratio, it’s a driver’s delight.
The Honda Place Head of Sales and Marketing, Manish Daryanani, addressing the media on Thursday in Accra at the launch of the vehicle on the domestic market, said, “Honda purposefully introduced the Civic to offer customers better and improved driving values with superior versatility at low running and maintenance cost – some of the characteristics you would soon discover yourselves.”
Coming on the heels of the ninth generation model, Mr Daryanani said the new Civic has matured with upmarket features, and is currently appraised as the most comfortable and sophisticated of any Civic ever.
“Like in previous models, the new Civic weighs less, some 150 pounds less, much of which comes off the front axle for somewhat improved front-to-rear weight distribution,” Mr. Daryanani said.
Journalists were given the opportunity to do a test drive of the car.
“The Honda Civic is responsive as it has reduced internal friction and increased BHP by 15horsepower and 91b-ft of torque to deliver a total of 158 horsepower @ 6500rpm and 138ib-ft @ 4200rpm whilst doing 0–60mph in just eight seconds,” one of the test drivers remarked.
The remarkable improvement gives the new Civic a refreshing sense of lightness and sharpness with a sporty feel, especially when viewed against the unique C-shaped LED taillights, which leaves an unforgettable impression.
And unlike its predecessors, the new Civic is quieter inside even at high speed and its ride is more compliant than ever with best-in-class interior volume to say the least.
These features translate into ample rear passenger space that could leave families and prospective customer contemplating whether to buy a Civic or an Accord.
By Melvin Tarlue