Honda Civic is manufactured by the Pakistani automobile manufacturer and Honda subsidiary Atlas Honda in Pakistan.
The first Honda Civic was launched globally in 1972 and had a 1,169 cc four-cylinder water-cooled engine along with front power disc brakes. It was available in different options such as a two- or four-door fastback sedan, three- and a five-door hatchback, as well as a five-door station wagon.
The second-generation Honda Civic was launched in 1979 and was branded as a 1980 model. It had an angular shape, had more interior space and its engine power was better. This generation of Honda Civic was available in three transmissions: a 4-speed and 5-speed manual, and a 2-speed semi-automatic which Honda used to call “Hondamatic”.
Previously a subcompact, since 2000 the Civic has been categorized as a compact car.
The third generation was introduced globally in September 1983 for the 1984 model year. The new model had a more sophisticated design which was not only spacious on the inside but also had a larger wheelbase. Better build quality and comfortable interior helped the 3rd generation Honda Civic in winning the “1983 Car of the Year Japan Award”.
The Fourth generation Honda Civic was released in September 1987 with a new and better design. The car sported larger dimensions with a lower hood line and fully independent rear suspensions. A wide range of models and trim levels were offered for various markets around the world in this generation.
5th generation Honda Civic was introduced in September 1991 for the 1992 model year. The redesigned Civic featured increased dimensions increasing internal space as well as the overall size of the car. It also had a more aerodynamic styling with a curvier body than before. It came with a raised cowl which allowed for more suspension travel, making the ride smoother and the car’s performance better. Due to this, the 5th generation Honda Civic received the ‘Japan Car of the Year’ award. It was Honda's most fuel-efficient model sold at the time.
The 5th generation Honda Civic initially arrived in the Pakistani market as a completely built unit (CBU) but, after the inception of Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan Limited in 1992, it was officially launched in May 1994. It came with a 1500cc carburetor engine & 5-speed manual transmission. It was commonly referred to as “the dolphin” in the Pakistani market.
6th generation Honda Civic was introduced in the global market in September 1995 for the 1996 model year. It featured bold updated styling which instantly became popular around the world. It also came with different suspension and engine options along with Honda’s first Natural Gas Powered Civic, the GX.
Commonly referred to as “EK”, the 6th generation Honda Civic was the first Honda to be locally assembled in Pakistan. It came with a variable valve timing engine that had a choice of 1.6L VTi engine and 1.5L conventional fuel injected unit with both manual and automatic transmission variants on offer. The Civic was available in different body styles and engine configurations internationally but only the sedan was available in the Pakistani market.
The 7th generation Honda Civic came with few changes to the car’s exterior and more to the interior. Launched in September 2000 for the 2001 model year, the new Civic had a flat rear floor which moved it to the category of compact car size. Available in 1.5L and 1.6L Vtec engines, the new Civic came with Prosmatec (PROgressive, Shift schedule MAnagement TEChnology) transmission.
It received a facelift in 2004 which instantly became popular in the Pakistani market. Known as the “eagle-eye”, the facelifted 7th generation Civic had a whole new personality.
The 8th generation Honda Civic was launched globally in September 2005 but came to Pakistan in 2006. It had an impressive 1.8-litre 140bhp engine which had the highest displacement and power as compared to the previous models. It became known as “Reborn” in the Pakistani market; a term used by Honda itself to market this model initially.
The 9th generation Honda Civic was globally launched in 2011 but came to Pakistan in 2012. It came with a 1.8 litre engine and Eco Assist technology. It was known as “rebirth” in Pakistan. This generation of Honda Civic is by far the least successful one due to its poor quality build.
The 10th Generation Honda Civic came into the international market in 2015 with a new design language as well as a range of cleaner, more powerful, and more efficient engines. Known as Civic X, it was launched in the Pakistani market in 2016. It is a front-engine, front-wheel drive, subcompact sedan. It is available in 3 variants in Pakistan: 1.8 Liter, 1.8-Liter VTI Oriel, and 1.5 RS Turbo while globally it is sold in 4 variants LX, EX, EX-T, and EX-L.
The 11th generation Honda Civic 2022 was launched in Pakistan on 5th March 2022.
Honda Civic Exterior
The new Honda Civic 2022 comes with a stylish design language that sports a new generation style front grille. The front of the car houses daytime running lights with an auto-off timer. The Standard and Oriel variants come with Halogen projector headlamps while the RS variant comes with LED headlamps. The Civic RS also comes with auto headlights, auto headlight adjustment, and auto high beam.
The new Civic RS also sports front fog lights and a panoramic sunroof which the base variants lack. Other standard features in all the variants include one-touch lane winker, side mirrors with integrated turn signals, lens-type tail lamps, electrically adjustable door mirrors, and remote retractable mirrors.
Honda Civic Interior
The interior of the 11th generation Honda Civic 2022 is designed to be comfortable and spacious. The car’s electric power steering is wrapped in urethane in the Standard and Oriel variants but the RS variant has leather-wrapped steering.
The steering wheel comes with tilt and telescopic adjustment and steering switches. In the Standard and Priel variants, the steering switches provide access to Audio control, MID, and cruise control while the one in the RS variant also provides access to voice recognition control. Behind the steering is a 7-inch TFT multi-information instrument display.
The seats in the Honda Civic 2022 are wrapped in high-grade fabric. The seats come with height adjustment and back pockets. The front and rear armrests come with cupholders. Other standard features include power windows, power door locks, interior lighting, front USB port, trunk lid lining, self-opening trunk, and trunk hinge cover.
The Civic Standard and Oriel variants come with a 7-inch MP5 touchscreen and 4 speakers. On the other hand, the RS variant comes with a 9-inch Android-based entertainment system with navigation that supports a front camera, a dynamic rear camera, and a webcam.
The new Civic comes with dual auto Aircon air conditioning with rear ventilation.
Civic 2022 Safety
The all-new 11th generation Honda Civic 2022 comes with all the latest safety features including an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), vehicle stability assist with traction control, hill start assist, emergency stop signal, driver attention monitor, and auto-door lock by speed.
The Civic RS variant 2022 comes with additional safety features termed as Honda Sensing which include Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist System, Road departure mitigation system, Auto High Beam, Lead Car Departure Notification System, and Walk Away auto-locking.
Other standard safety features include SRS airbags, driver’s seatbelt reminder, smart buzzer, child lock, safety alarm, and immobilizer.
Civic 2022 Engine
The new Civic 11th generation 2022 comes with a DOHC dual VTC and VTEC engine with a displacement of 1498cc. It generates a maximum output of 95/5500-6000 kW/rpm in Civic Standard and Oriel variants at a maximum torque of 180/1700-4500 Nm/rpm.
On the other hand, the engine generates a maximum output of 131/6000 kW/rpm at a torque of 131/6000 Nm/rpm in the Civic RS variant.
The Civic Standard and Oriel variants come with M-CVT transmission while the RS variant comes with LL-CVT transmission.
Civic 2022 Ride & Handling
Performance ratings for the Honda Civic 2022 are among the best in the class. The car is well-handled, rides in a composed manner, and has a powerful engine lineup. The fuel economy on the Civic is also quite good. The new Civic 2022 does have better ride performance but lacks good acceleration.
The CVT is responsive and pairs well with Civic engines. With its responsive steering, this car is remarkably easy to maneuver around corners. While riding on rough pavement, it provides a comfortable ride, and it has powerful brakes.
Civic 2022 Maintenance
Honda Civic is not a new name in the market and as it is locally assembled, its auto parts are easily available. Its maintenance and repair is also easy as all the mechanics have extensive knowledge of the car.
Honda Civic competes with Toyota Corolla Altis Grande and Toyota Prius in the Pakistani market. Honda beats both the Altis Grande and Prius due to its larger dimensions and better stability but Toyota has a strong and loyal fan base in Pakistan due to which it gives a strong competition to the new Civic.