When Honda Civic came out in 2016, nobody could have thought that the car would accommodate some upgrades. It looked good on the outside and from the inside it was as attractive as you could expect form Honda. The exterior, interior, engine and suspension all seemed precisely in order. But this year HACPL has managed to add some new features in the tenth generation Civic.
Civic was first introduced in 1972, since then the car kept on changing and evolving. Honda, as a brand was not presented to Pakistani market until 1992 when Atlas Group joined hands with Honda Motors to form Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan Limited (HACPL). Civic faces tough competition in the sedan market from Toyota Corolla. But here are 5 solid reasons why you should prefer Civic over any other sedan available in Pakistan.
Reason 1: Looks to die for
In Pakistan the major competition for Honda comes from Toyota. Both companies are the giants in the auto world. But when it comes to looks Toyota Corolla comes nowhere near Civic. Honda Civic has a far superior design than any other sedan in the local market. The aero-dynamic shape is not only dazzling to look at but at the same time it enhances the performance of the car. Looks is one of the top reasons to choose Honda Civic over any other.
Reason 2: A perfect comfort zone
Honda claims its cars to be comfortable. And that claim, it seems is justifiable. Comfort has always been a unique selling point of Honda cars and Civic is no exception. If you go deep into Honda’s manufacturing philosophy, you will find comfort at its core. The names ‘city’ and ‘Civic’ also emphasize the idea that the cars are crafted for a comfortable day-to-day city drive. Corolla claims to have a rough and tough design with a sturdy performance. The car is not positioned on comfort. So civic has definitely an edge over the competition.
Reason 3: Class leading features
The world is now more competitive than it has ever been. When the tenth generation Civic came out, it was a revolution. Features like push start, remote engine start, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), SRS airbags, Auto Brake Hold (ABH), Electric Parking Brake (EPB) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) were unheard of in the category. But Toyota has made a comeback with Corolla Facelift. It has even more options and features than Civic. Honda will probably work something out in the next Civic model.
Reason 4: Performance that speaks for itself
Honda Civic is available in three variants, 1.5-liter DOHC RS VTEC TURBO, 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC and 1.8 i-VTEC Oriel. All these variants are equipped with Honda’s “Earth Dreams Technology” which is responsible for the power and performance of the car. The CVT transmission makes the car a pleasure to drive. The quality of Honda and Toyota never allowed any other brand to establish itself in the sedan market. The local auto industry have other smaller players but non of them could bring a successful sedan in the market. Suzuki tried to step in with Baleno, Liana and now Ciaz but with little success. The trust of the customers on Honda Civic can be seen as a proof of its reliable performance.
Reason 5: High brand prestige
Above all things said and done, the prestige of driving a Honda is a good enough reason to get one. Honda is one of those few brands that earned the trust of millions of customers around the world in a very short time. The brand now stands as a symbol of quality, innovation and performance.
There could be many reasons why anyone should go for Honda Civic or any other Honda car. But for most the sight of Honda emblem on a vehicle seals the deal.