2022 Honda Civic e:HEV hybrid: Safety & comfort at its best

2022 Honda Civic e:HEV hybrid: Safety & comfort at its best

It was only last week that Honda Malaysia launched the all-new 2022 Civic e:HEV hybrid in the local market. And as expected the excitement matched the response, the sedan received a grand welcome and is proving to be a profitable addition to the family.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV RS cost?

    Honda Malaysia retails the 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV RS at RM166,500 (on-the-road, without insurance).
  • How much power does the 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV RS have?

    The 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV RS comes equipped with a 2.0-litre non-aspirated Atkinson-cycle engine and an i-MMD dual electric motor setup, combinedly producing 184 PS and 315 Nm of torque.
  • 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV RS

    With the inclusion of the hybrid variant, the Civic lineup has grown to four, thus giving customers a wide range of options to choose from. However, it is the latest addition, the e: HEV RS version that is making the maximum news and so, we’ll be discussing a segment of it in detail, i.e., safety and comfort. So, let’s get started

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    2022 Honda Civic e:HEV RS: Safety features

    The all-new Civic hybrid is loaded with a bunch of safety features that actively watch over the driver and passengers. Part of the list is -

    Parking Sensors System

    Parking Sensors System

    The sedan packs eight parking sensors that are actively on the lookout for hidden obstacles and help the driver park smoothly.

    Honda LaneWatch

    The outer rear view mirror comes equipped with a camera that helps the driver see the vehicles in the blind spot via the in-car display. Thus ensuring a safe and secure lane change.

    Seat belt reminder

    Seat belt reminder

    This simple feature which reminds passengers to buckle in helps keep everyone safe.

    Multi-angle rearview camera

    Multi-angle rearview camera

    The rearview camera offers three unique views using which the driver can reverse the car with precision.

    Auto Brake Hold (ABH)

    During heavy traffic, the ABH feature comes in handy as it allows the driver to keep the brakes engaged even with the foot, not on the pedal.

    Hill Start Assist (HSA)

    Hill Start Assist (HSA)

    No more rollbacks when driving on an inclined surface, thanks to HSA.

    G-Force Control (G-CON)

    G-Force Control (G-CON)

    During a collision, the sedan’s G-CON tech absorbs and diffuses the impact away from the cabin.

    Emergency Stop Signal

    In case of sudden braking, the Emergency Stop Signal warns others via hazard lights and flashing tail lamps.

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)

    The car with VSA tech showcases enhanced stability and control in the event of cornering.

    ISOFIX I-size type

    The world standard ISOFIX anchor point on the sedan helps ensure the child’s safety in the car.

    Walk away auto lock

    Walk away auto lock

    No need to worry about opening car doors anymore, as they walk away auto lock feature automatically locks the door after 30 seconds or after 2 meters of walking away.

    In addition to the above safety features, the range-topping Civic e:HEV RS version comes tuned with the Honda SENSING suite of advanced driver-assistive technologies. There are nine features that make this setup increase the driver’s confidence and safety on the road.

     Honda SENSING

    Lane Departure Warning

    This feature alerts the driver when the car drifts out of the lane without activating the indicator via vibrating the steering wheel.

    Lane Keep Assist System

    Lane Keep Assist System

    In case the sedan veers out of the lane, the system not only alerts the driver but also gently corrects the car (moving the steering) and brings it back to the center of the lane.

    Road Departure Mitigation

    This system corrects the steering and applies the brakes when it detects the car is leaving the road.

    Forward Collision Warning

    Forward Collision Warning

    This system alerts the driver when it detects a risk of collision with the vehicle moving ahead.

    Low Speed Follow

    The low speed following helps stop and move the car automatically according to the flow of the traffic.

    Collision Mitigation Braking System

    Collision Mitigation Braking System

    The system will apply brakes on sensing an increased risk of collision.

    Auto High Beam

    When the system detects an oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane, it automatically switches from a high beam to a low beam.

    Adaptive Cruise Control

    Adaptive Cruise Control

    It enables the sedan to move at a fixed speed and distance from the vehicle moving ahead.

    Lead Car Departure Notification System

    When the vehicle in front of you starts moving, this system will alert the driver and tell them to move on.

    Enough about safety, it is time to discuss the superb comfortable features the Civic hybrid offers. The said list includes -

    8-way driver power seat

    8-way driver power seat

    The driver’s seat is no less than the throne when it comes to the hybrid version. As the driver’s seat can be adjusted in eight different directions.

    Rear air-conditioning vents

    Honda Civic rear air vents

    Rear passengers can enjoy full comfort thanks to the rear vents. Also, they get two USB ports to charge their device and enjoy the journey fully.

    Wireless charger

    Honda HR-V e:HEV RS CABIN

    The new and futuristic cabin of the hybrid gets a wireless charger, so there is no more dangling the wires.

    Multi-function steering wheel with control buttons

    The driver can access all the information at his fingertips (from entertainment to data) via controls on the leather-wrapped steering wheel.

    Electric parking brake

    The Civic hybrid can be put into park mode with just one simple flick via Electric Parking Brake.

    Smartphone connectivity

    The Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay support help the car stay connected with the smartphone apps.

    Interactive displays

    Honda Civic driving modes

    The car features a 9-inch full HD touchscreen display, is ergonomically angled, and takes care of entertainment and other essential functions like navigation. Also, part of the kit is a 10.2-inch interactive TFT meter cluster that offers the driver a fully digital and intuitive interface.

    This is the new Civic hybrid version with a full safety and comfort setup. Isn't it quite impressive for RM 166,500? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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