The 2022 Honda Civic is set to be launched in Malaysia in Q1 2022, so we can expect the new C-segment sedan to be available here before 31 March 2022. A leaked brochure of a buy and win contest for the updated Civic is also corroborating this, which offers RM100,000 worth of prizes, including an iPhone 13 Pro.
This brochure was shared on Lowyat.NET’s forum by Scissorshand. The contest is only open to Honda owners who have successfully registered the all-new Civic by 31 March 2022, so there’s a good chance the sedan will be launched well before that date.
So far, only the range-topping Civic RS has been confirmed for the Malaysian market, though we can confirm that there are a total of three variants to choose from. One of the biggest upgrades to the new sedan is a retuned 1.5L VTEC turbo engine that now delivers 182PS and 240Nm of torque – that’s 9PS and 20Nm more than the current 10th gen Civic.
Naturally, it is still paired with a CVT gearbox, but it has three drive modes now: ECON, Normal, and Sport. Aside from that, the new Civic RS also features an enhanced Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance safety systems. What’s new is the Lead Car Departure Notification System, which notifies the driver when the lead car (the car in front) starts moving forward.
No word yet from Honda Malaysia on the actual release date of the 2022 Honda Civic. But given that the brochure for the buy and win contest is already circulating, there’s a good chance the C-segment sedan will be launched as early as this month. Rest assured, we will keep a close eye on this.