They're launching the new civic in Malaysia in 8 days at the time of this very post. They have an extremely COOL looking website with a countdown timer specifying 8 days left to launch. Check it out below.
Hopefully, Pakistan will see the new shape soon. On topic, The 2005 model Civic Exi prosmatic/no alloys in Pakistan costs Rs.10,35000 as of this week from the bank. So I don't know. Maybe the new Civic will be affordable afterall.
UPDATE --- According to a press release dated 3rd January 2006. Honda is to roll out all-new, 8th generation Civic tailored to Asia-Oceania markets and will start local production in China, India and Vietnam in 2006. When exactly in 2006 is still up for debate. Oh and the press release also confirms through a Honda representative that the upcoming Civic in Asia would be 1.8Ltr.
But the Asian Honda Motors Ltd.(based in Thailand) is where our model would appear from. Countries receiving the same CIVIC 2006 model from Asian Honda Motors are,
Pakistan ---- Yay! This is us!
and New Zealand
To get the idea of what shape model Civic Pakistan is receiving from this group is pretty simple. It's the same as the UAE look. Or also showcased at the malaysian countdown website I provided above.
Some pics from the Australian Civic(they have a Right Hand Wheel 'Sport' model besides the regular VTi and EXi.) The purple one is the Civic 'Sport' 2.0L model from Australia.
Here are the websites
And guess what the New Zealand version of 2006 Civic looks even sleeker than the Australian Sport version. Have a look.
New Zealand Website
Yup, the new Civic is already launched in so many countries.