Honda Malaysia will be launching the 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV RS on our shores next week! The hybrid Civic is the first Honda model in Malaysia to feature the Japanese company’s 2.0L e:HEV powertrain, making it the most powerful Civic FE yet in our local market.
Similar to Honda Malaysia’s previous e:HEV models – the City RS and its hatchback sibling – the Civic e:HEV RS’ 2.0L direct-injection engine (143PS/189Nm) mainly acts as a generator for the Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) system. It is made up of the engine and an electric motor.
It is the electric motor that largely drives the Civic e:HEV RS, which offers a very respectable 184PS and 315Nm of torque, so it is (again) the most powerful Civic FE in Malaysia yet. Of course, at higher speeds – such as highway cruising – the petrol engine will be used instead through a lock-up clutch for better efficiency.
Beyond a different powertrain, the hybrid Civic FE also has a neat key card system; it is the first Honda model on our shores to feature this. For the most part, the Civic e:HEV mirrors the equipment of the petrol RS model too, though it does have some unique elements.
These include new 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, blue accents on the Honda logos, as well as chrome finishes on the front grille and window line.
The 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV RS is set to be launched in Malaysia next week on 15 November, and it is now available for booking in Malaysia at Honda showrooms nationwide. Alternatively, you can also place a pre-booking online here or through the HondaTouch app – you can download the latter from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Naturally, the pricing of the Civic e:HEV RS has not been revealed yet, but expect it to cost more than the petrol RS model, which is currently going for RM150,700.
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