2016 Honda Civic In Pakistan – This is It!

2016 Honda Civic

Yesterday (Sunday), when I woke up and the first thing I did as always was to check out my Facebook timeline. I was expecting there will some news about moon sighting or maybe some Ramadan Mubarak post as always we see just before Ramadan. Well, it was not like that. Moon was not sighted, but something else has been spotted – something explicit and very BIG! Social media across Pakistan was a buzz with one and only one news, “Civic X”. A couple of days ago we reported that the launch of the upcoming 10th generation Honda Civic is near and few days away, and it stands true. I drafted a blog few days ago and concentrated on what we know and what to expect from the upcoming Honda Civic and before sending it to my editor, I hoped that it will be my last blog about the Civic…but from the looks of it, it’s not!

Also Read: 2016 Honda Civic – What We know, What to Expect!

This last Sunday, some selected lucky people got a chance and had a sneak peek view of the 2016 Honda Civic before any public release. I came to know that it was a very private event, and everything has to be kept very secretive but as always the pictures leaked out and became viral. Still many things are not clear, but we can predict few things with the available unofficial information. So let’s go over it.

2016 Honda CivicAt launch Civic will be available in two model and its confirmed by the people who attended the event. As we reported earlier many times, it will be offered with the old R18 1.8L engine and labeled as 1.8L Oriel while the other attractive model we always wanted to see will be a 1.5L Turbocharged variant. Honda is calling it a 1.5L Turbo. The 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo produce 173 HP @ 5,500 RPM with torque figures of 220 NM from 1,700 to 5,500 RPM. The 1.8-litre i-VTEC produces 141 HP @ 6,500 RPM with torque figures of 174 Nm @ 4,300 RPM. Big news on transmission front, there is no manual transmission on both models as we predicted. I am sure many people who wanted to opt for a manual will still consider the Civic due to its many other features and qualities. No updates on suspension but MacPherson Strut Front Suspension and Multi-Link Rear Suspension will be there.

We got hold of a slide from one of our very respected PakWheel members which can show some of the details as under and which are self-explanatory. The slide also shows a comparison between the 9th and 10th Generation Civic.

2016 Honda Civic

Both 1.8L and 1.5T will be equipped with front Driver and passenger airbags. There will be no side and curtain airbags [which make total 6] standard like we have seen on USDM Civic.  I reported in my previous article about the tyre size, and both 1.8L and 1.5T will get 215/55 R16 size alloy wheels. Many people wanted 17″ rims option but looks like as of now, it’s not there.  Both models will get climate control units, and cruise control is also standard on both 1.8L and 1.5T.

Vehicle Stability Assist [VSA] is also standard on both models. Honda defines VSA as following:

“The system which helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the car turns more or less than desired. It also assists you in maintaining traction while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces. It does this by regulating the engine’s output, and by selectively applying braking”.

Beside VSA there is a new feature for Civic, which is HSA [Hill Start Assist]. It’s an active safety feature and will assist when you are parked on a slope and start driving uphill. It will also help driver when you are backing up/reversing uphill. It helps driver while switching from brake to accelerator paddle so that the car doesn’t descent, and you get some extra couple of seconds to react. Both models will get HSA.

Another new thing is Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Brake Hold [ABH] and its standard feature on both models. Gone are days of manual hand brakes. Now you will press a button, and the Civic rear wheel will get locked for parking. Automatic Brake Hold (ABH) maintains rear brake hold even after the brake pedal is released. This is a very nice feature in a start-stop traffic as you can remove the foot from the brake paddle and the car will remain in gear until you press the accelerator again. Due to the elimination of traditional handbrake lever, Civic now has a huge storage space between the two front seats. Auto door locking safety features, which locks the doors after reaching a certain speed is also a standard feature.

Push button start and Honda’s smart key access is also a standard feature. You don’t need to bring out the key out of your pocket to unlock the car. As always, immobilizer will be standard on all variants.

The remote engine starter option is only available for the 1.5T model. Rear entertainment system [not sure at this time what that will be, maybe dual video screens in the headrests for rear passengers as we can predict] is an optional item on 1.5T and will cost extra. There will be ducts for the rear passengers for heat and air conditioning which are basically on the back end of the central storage between the front passengers seats. Both 1.5T and 1.8L will have this as standard.

The most wanted feature that is paddle shifting mounted on the back of steering wheel is only available on the 1.5T variant. As of now, both 1.8L and 1.5T will have sunroof, and fog lamps are also standard. Stock fog lamps is a great feature on Honda Civic as Corolla owners have been spending thousand on fog lights and considering our weather in winters, you really need them. Auto dimming mirror which is a very basic driver convenience feature is not available on any model.

The other big news [what we know till now] is there is no Apple Car Play/Android Auto compatible head unit as we have seen on overseas models. There will be Android based 7″ LCD head unit with navigation and a basic 5″ head unit with CD player. 1.5T will get a 7″ unit with navigation as standard while 1.8L will get a simple 5″ head unit but buyers can opt for navigation system on 1.8L models and in that case, they will get a 7″ system. Apparently, it will cost a fortune as we have seen in the past. Bluetooth connectivity will be a standard feature on both models. After discussion with many potential 10th generation buyers, this is a big disappointment as many Honda enthusiast were expecting same head-units as we have seen on the overseas models.

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

Besides all above, with available pictures, it looks like the famous full digital TFT color cluster is also not available as can be seen on international release. It seems we will get a simpler partial TFT display. This is again a big disappointing for many people. We hope this is not the case and when there is an official release we see something different but as of now, this is not the case.  There is no news on backup camera, and we don’t have any rear end picture, so we can’t confirm this feature at this time. I can expect and hope that it will be a standard feature.


2016 Honda Civic

Now come to disappointment ranked number#1.

There are no LED headlights on both models as we have seen and loved on international models. I think we should be happy that at least we are getting LED daytime running lights which there are not available on the competitors model [I don’t want to name it].

2016 Honda Civic

Beside that our reporter shared on PakWheels Forums that the door armrest has leather, and the inside door panels are well crafted with aluminum inlays. There is a soft-touch dashboard, and the quality of material is quite good. Unofficial reports suggest that on the exterior there will be Red, Blue, Black, White and shade of silver. There is confusion about power adjustable driver seat feature but seems like it has a slim chance. Our reporter didn’t find one on the car he saw. More news is that there will be no lane watch camera, and there will be no Honda Sensing active safety System on any model from Honda Atlas as of now.

Also Read: Video: Watch 2016 Honda Civic “Honda Sensing” Active Safety Features Demonstration

Honda is also offering a detailing package on a brand new car which might include glass/ceramic coating on the exterior for protection. It will be optional for both models and cost of this option is not yet known. Expect something like PKR 15,000 for the clearcoat. There is no news on the price of two models, but rumors are that 1.5T will be around Rs2.8Million while Price of 1.8 Oriel will be floating around Rs2.6Million mark. The price is before any tax and registration fees. Pre-booking will open today, Monday, June 6th all across Pakistan authorized Honda dealerships at a non-refundable deposit of  PKR 1 Million.

Also Read: Dealerships to Start 2016 Honda Civic Bookings This Monday!

It’s around 9 PM on East Coast here in NY while I am finishing this article. By the time this article is published, there will be many new things will be cleared as more information comes out. We shared maximum what we could at this time. In the end, I will appreciate Honda Atlas for releasing a brand new car that too within six months of an international release. There will be shortcomings, and many people will not be happy as the new Honda Civic might not fulfill their expectations but I can still assure you that one must do check out the new Civic and test drive it. It might be lacking features which everyone else got overseas, but there is one thing which comes standard on the new Civic, the fresh face and modern looks and most importantly the fact which makes it back to what a Civic famous for “The Driving Pleasure“.

Discuss Civic X at Pakwheels Community: Pakwheels.com/Civic

[Disclaimer: The information shared here is an unofficial and based on details made available by different sources]

2016 Honda Civic

Fazal Wahab

I am Civil Engineer by Profession and have love for High Rise Towers, Underground construction and Carbon Fiber Composites, automobiles is my first love. Its my passion to know and share about anything new in automobile industry.

  • Just look at the cross/x bar in base model. Pathetic!!!

  • Pakistan’s will never get good cars in right price.

  • Guest

    Can Some One tell why HONDA DOES NOT LAUNCH 660 cc LIFE , DIVA , N-BOX Cars in Pakistan??? Any Honda Dealer Can tell us ??? See how India is ahead of us in Auto , Sports in Every Thing. We Pakistani people love TEA , DRUGS, REST and CHILL… But GREAT Indians Love to work and prosper…. This is true……………. Truth is always bitter….

  • Intelligent PAKISTANI

    hey guys… Forget Civic.. in 2017 FAW IS LAUNCHING BESTURN B-30 . Price will be 14 lacs 75 Thousands. Same Great Look as of CIVIC . visit FAW-ARABIA on YouTube

  • Waleed Ahmed

    Trimm Baby Trimm!!! Cut cUT bABY

  • Lazy Sapper

    To protect the market interest of Suzuki.

  • Lazy Sapper

    When will Honda and Toyota learn that typical Pakistanis can not afford such luxurious cars? They should focus more on manufacturing small cars within the country.

  • Guest

    The rear seat entertainment is a single screen In the middle armrest as can be seen by this picture

  • Waleed Ahmed

    The Most Desired Features Sensible Buyers Wanted to have:

  • Waleed Ahmed

    Because, Atlas HONDA’s Philosophy is this:
    “HONDA Cars Should only be limited to Rich & Elite Class of Pakistan, It would be a Shame for them to be a brand for the Middle or lower Middle”

    & They’ve no Intention of changing their Philosophy! Sad Sad Indeed!!!

  • Waleed Ahmed

    PLEASE DROP the ACT, We know you’re an Indian came here to Just Haww Haaw on our State!!
    & So courageous you’re that you didn’t even mentioned your name!!
    We may have not soo Good economy than your’s but We Still are the GREATEST in soo many other Perspective than you Pervert Desperate Cow Loving Indians!

    As for the India, Their Baray Bhai Saahib U.S. is pretty much Meharbaan on them & they don’t have to face severe Problems that we Poor Pakistanis have to face, The Biggest one that Plagued our economy is the Terrorism & their is a Long List of it!!

    The latest one is your dear Kalbushun Yadeov, The Master Mind Spy who Planted soo many Terrorising activities in Pakistan!!

  • Waleed Ahmed


  • Waleed Ahmed

    Never, Because, Atlas HONDA’s Philosophy is this:

    “HONDA Cars Should only be limited to Rich & Elite Class of Pakistan, It would be a Shame for them to be a brand for the Middle or lower Middle”

    & They’ve no Intention of changing their Philosophy! Sad Sad Indeed!!!

  • Waleed Ahmed

    Heck, They didn’t even launched Honda 1330cc Jazz, which isn’t so low, But why they didn’t, It’s not a Saloon & they consider it as a middle class car.

  • Waleed Ahmed

    & What’s WRONG in Drinking Tea, It’s a Drink of Royals, At-least we don’t Drink or Eat Cow By-Products that your ELDERS did! 😀

  • Azeem Waqar


  • Sidd

    Isn’t it TRACTION CONTROL instead of “fraction control”…n it is too expensive for a locally assembled ride, althu the red colour rocks!!! but they shud cut down price esp. as the new budget will slash duty on imported rides.

  • truth

    Yeah Indians love cows to worship. But the whole world and google knows why Pakistani’s love animals like camels, donkeys etc I heard their intimate moments are so popular there.

  • Salik

    Overpriceddddddddddddd PIECE OF JUNK…………..better wait and buy a FAW B30….

  • Saieen

    Highly overpriced……………..

  • Waleed Ahmed

    Wuff Wuff All you Want!! 😀
    It only shows your Level!!

  • Abdur Razak

    Guys buy a Imported Hybrid Honda vezel for 27 lacs…..10000 times better then this car……mileage would not be more then 5000 kms……interested persons to please contact me,,,,,,

  • Umar Pal

    Biggest disappointment is NO LED Matrix headlamps. Such a turnoff

  • Tanvir Ahmad

    How to contact you?

  • Bil

    Jb aik cheez nai milti tb b humari awam khush nai hoti aur jb kuch mil jaye tb b keeray nikalo. . .salute to us
    For the first time in Pak we are getting features like vsc , hill assist , push start, smart unlock , traction control but we are stil unhappy. Thanx for the new features AHL

  • Adnan Khan

    Hahahahah .
    the amount of indians on local websites is just to damn high !

  • khanji

    This much excitement for Civic? Pakistanis need another hobby. 28k for a civic is a highway robbery.

  • Iftikhar Sadeed Khan

    Price you pay is more then the international market and you get very basic specs. It is a shame.
    You should be demanding more specs and safety features for the money you pay rather apeasing a car which should have most features as standard.
    Mind it, You are paying for it not getting it for free that you have to be greatful to Honda.

  • truth

    By seeing your beard I thought you are a grown ass man, but wow you are still in middle school!

  • truth

    So is the number of pirated bollywood movies in Pakistan , and stealing bandwidth from Indian DTHs.

  • truth

    Last but not least, so is the number of Pakistanis who are ashamed of saying it, and living under the pretence of being Indian.

  • Badar Shehzad

    I sold my Prius and was anxiously waiting for the civic 1.5 but the lack of LED headlamps paired to the fact the onroad price of over 3 million, I might just get a new Vezel or a used C Class instead.

  • Guest


    Or 2800k?

    Or you mentioned the USD equiv.?

  • Another guest

    Learn to have pride in yourself.

    Your great Indians blame 1000 incident each year on ISI. That is one incident per shift.
    Recently for the past 4 or 5 years, your great Indians have started loving rape very much. When they are done and cannot perform anymore, they can decide to stab her anus with a crowbar till she bleeds to death.

    Your great Indians do not want to live with each other. In nearly every province they have a separatist movement.

    Most of the Pakistanis who love and admire India are part of the 93% who were already living in the geographical territory of Pakistan when partition happened. The 7% mohajir minority are the people who really suffered as two-nation theory (the impossibility of Hindu & Muslim to exist together) had no effect on the (Muslim) people who were already living in Muslim majority areas of the subcontinent – none were displaced and in fact they found a reduction of pressure of competition as the successful tradesmen used to be Hindus who migrated across the eastern border. From my experience of meeting the diaspora of those people, I have observed that they are stuck what with continuous police scrutiny and persecution from the majority ethnicities, and having love for their family members (and the subsequent generations of the family members) left behind, I seldom see them admiring India to the level of worshipping like the above post does. Most probably because they know had India been so great why would their forefathers leave their natal sod to migrate? Of course again & again there are massacres in India which again & again prove the 2-nation theory, thus somehow justifying the choice of their forefathers to move.

    Were India so awesome, why was Pakistan made in the first place? Of course the peoples who already belonged to muslim majority provinces could care the less. Only the peoples who have actually been displaced are the ones facing internal and external conflict and actually worry what would happen even secession happens now.

  • Faheem Zafar Choudhry

    The instrument cluster being offered is ugly to look at, no lane watch, no Sensing feature seriously honda WTF? What a ripoff!

  • Masroor Barlas

    Till the time that we have more manufacturers in Pakistan, older companies will continue to overcharge consumers. This seems to be a good car but price should be lower by at least 2 lack for each variant.

  • Muizz

    don’t get angry about non-availability of Led headlight people,it is avail in USA and Canada only check out the japanese and malaysian civics,which are also without it.

  • Ashraf

    Is say kahin zyada features yahan KSA mein is k half price mein miltey hain WTF, AHL and Indus motors know the mentality of the Paki crazy peoples kuch na bhi dogey tu honda aur corolla k naam hi kaafi hain huh,,,

  • Adnan Khan

    I would love to insult you, But im afraid I wont do as well as nature Did, By making you an Indian :p

  • Adnan Khan

    Are you taking this As “Jihaad against India ” Too.

  • I told you before… NO LEDs in PKDM Civic !!! enjoy !

  • prado

    RS 2.8M is about the same price you pay in Dubai which is around AED 96,000

  • prado

    Ok indian…. dont u have some toliet to clean?

  • deltree

    Yehi dubai mein corolla aur civic ko koi poochta tak nai….and would you believe the most selling car in UAE for 2015 was actually a Lancer. They have tried to become something they are not and now they don’t belong anywhere. The civic and corolla’s in dubai you can count on your fingers when you spot them during any trip.

  • Aatish Chohdary

    I m interested. Contact me on whatsapp 03217443373

  • Aqeel Zia Nayyer

    but you get LED lights and other options as well

  • Aqeel Zia Nayyer

    badest headlights! Sara charm hi khatam kar dia. lets see how it will be on streets.

    shayad LED headlights facelift main day dain. :p

  • Fahad

    Seen The Pakistanis? we are not willing to build dams. we are wasting water in the sea. That Guest has rightly said, we love chill, no dams, we love amir liaqat shows.

  • FatherMan

    Your last bit was awesome dude, truly reflects what we have become and that we will even eat sh*t given its expensive and has a good name in the market and esp in our fake society (sighs)

  • FatherMan

    woah, the level of butthurt with this guy is unfathomable, will say anything to support his claims, who cares man ? go back to ur own country !! lol

  • Guest again

    Lane watch is not important for Pakistani market ….. here there are no lane markings. Lane markings are only present when the road is new, like for the first 5 or 6 months. After that, they get erased by friction and are never reinstated.

    Even if the lane markings are present, the other road users such as cars, motorcycles, heavy traffic, pedestrians and above all those menacing 2-wheelers do not the purpose of lane marking and never follow the lane.

    Why would you want to pay for a useless and needless feature?

    The more useful feature in Pakistan would be “pothole and rutting” early warning system.

  • Rehmat Gulzar

    what is the actual price of this car in karachi ??

  • twister286

    Australian-model Civic also has LED lights.

  • No manual transmission 🙁
    Would have booked the car in a heartbeat if not for the automatic transmission.

  • Kashan Akmal

    I am pretty sure Mr. Faheem is referring to the side mirror camera. Which allows you to not miss out on your blind spots when switching lanes or taking turns.

  • Baap

    Soon world will find out the name of keera which all indians have. I dont know why these slum dogs poke their filthy nose everywhere. I have seen dozens of indians found guilty and insult on yahoo pages by foreigners. These di*k faces have got serious lack of confidence so they r bashing their black ugly asses all around LoL. I think it is enough to feel insult. You even feli it? LoL o.O

  • Yorgus

    Hahahahaha I don’t think so you would.

  • prado

    some options like LED may not be a good idea.. given the high volume of accidents and people dont even get third party insurance simpler versions may not be a bad idea. Given the fact that in Dubai there is only a 5% import duty v Pakistan 17% sales tax and the car is essentially imported (no assembly is not manufacturing) Honda isnt ripping the Pakistani customer as we think.

  • prado

    agree the more simpler the car the better for Pakistan. Frankly what is the point of the hi tech cars when our mechanics cant even read.. besides how many time have we got these retarded bike riders ramming in car side mirror… imagine the cost of replacing a side mirror with a camera….

  • Zulfiqar Ali Soomro

    well dont know about you but certainly there’s a shift in paradigm, more and more people are preferring automatics over manuals after the influx of Japanese cars.

  • Zulfiqar Ali Soomro

    the instrument cluster should have been there, i think it must be a marketing ploy by Honda. They might release this feature and the LED headlights in the facelift.

  • Zulfiqar Ali Soomro

    someone commented the Civic is about the same price as it is in Dubai.. Rs 2.8mil – AED 96,000????

  • I am more of an old school guy and have driven a manual over the years. I personally would never buy a car knowing it’s automatic.

  • Who cares what you think? I had it all set up with my father and was anxiously waiting for its booking to start. But as soon as I heard about the Prosmatic, I was truly disappointed. You wouldn’t know!

  • Zulfiqar Ali Soomro

    I know right, I always advise a newbie to learn a manual first but my point was that automatics are inn because traffic is getting worse and its a pain in the bum getting from one place to another

  • Zulfiqar Ali Soomro

    kahan Australia kahan japan :p

  • Adnan

    rear entertainment ?? and Chemical Package??

  • Saieen

    nobody would buy such a high priced PIECE OF JUNK……………..Go buy a Honda Vezel,,,,,,,,,Make their sales so low that they are forced to drop the prices………….Wagon R prices were dropped in Pakistan by Rs 1 Lakh because of poor sales last year………..i think we need to teach ATLAS Honda a Lesson for charging such a huge amount for this car……….

  • Rana Sheharyar Khan

    what is this chemical pakage ?

  • Fazal Wahab

    It’s a coating to protect paint

  • Faheem Zafar Choudhry


  • Faheem Zafar Choudhry

    lol bike wali baat sahi hai

  • It wouldn’t restrict me anyways. I’ve always been a manual guy since the first day. What bothers me is the mindset people have set towards the automatics. Lets hope that the other companies invest in Pakistan so that we can get rid of these companies skinning the people.

  • Agree with that high priced part but people WILL buy this piece of junk. Honda Atlas has totally lost my respect.

  • Aqeel Zia Nayyer

    sir top of the line main to offer karni chahain. ya as an optional add-on hi. aur agar phir b nahi daina chah rahy to at least price should be a justified one.