Honda has made a standstill presentation of the 10th generation Civic for the Brazilian market yesterday in São Paulo. It presents no surprise whatsoever related to the car that is sold abroad apart from the flex-fuel engine and the price. And what a difference it is.
Most of the cars will use the 2.0 flex fuel engine that delivers 114 kW with ethanol or 110 kW with petrol at 6,300 rpm and 191 Nm with the renewable fuel and 189 Nm with gasoline at 4,800 rpm. The new Civic is 4,63 m long, 1,80 m wide, 1,41 m high and has a wheelbase of 2,70 m.
Honda will offer the new Civic in 4 versions in Brazil: Sport, EX, EXL and Touring. The first one (the black, in the pictures) is the cheapest. And the only with a manual gearbox available. It will be sold for R$ 87,900, or US$ 27,036. This is what the Touring version of the car costs in the USA. Or, to be more precise, it is US$ 536 more expensive, since the Civic Touring in the USA costs US$ 26,500.
The Sport comes with 6 airbags, traction and stability control, HSA (hill start assist), digital climate control, cruise control, dark 17-inch alloy wheels, 5-inch screen infotainment system and electric parking brake.
If the client decides to have a CVT, the Sport price goes to R$ 94,900, or US$ 29,190. Just a little cheaper than the cheapest Honda Ridgeline in the USA.
EX and EXL
The EX version adds leather seats, automatic LED headlights, digital speedometer and electrically folding rear-view side mirrors. It costs R$ 98,400 or US$ 30,265.
The EXL comes with a dual-zone digital climate control, a TFT instrument panel, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with sat nav and compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It will demand R$ 105,900 from the customers, or US$ 32,572. And it is the last one to use the 2.0 flex fuel engine.
The Civic Touring will be the only one with the 1.5 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. It will only run on petrol and will deliver 127 kW and 220 Nm. This version will cost R$ 124,900, or US$ 38,417. It is simply US$ 3,587 more expensive than a Honda Accord Sedan Touring sold in the USA. And not even the parking sensors, power front seats, electric sunroof, full LED headlights and fog lights help explain the price difference. Especially when you think the USA Civic starts at US$ 18,640. For the record, it will probably be the best-selling C-segment sedan in Brazil. Even costing this much.