After winning the 2016 Car-of-the-Year-Philippines award, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), the exclusive distributor of Honda cars in the country, announced the new upgrades for the 2017 All-New Civic RS Turbo with the integration of features that provide utmost convenience for Honda’s highly praised compact sedan.

So what’s the upgrade? The tenth generation Civic RS Turbo is now equipped with Power Folding Side Mirrors that gives the driver the ability to control and fold the side mirrors in different driving situations and road conditions. It also now comes with a Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock that conveniently locks all doors when the driving speed reaches 15 kph. These features not only provide convenience to the customers, but also improve their ownership experience through added safety.

Outside, it boasts an aggressive style with its low and wide stance, sleek and swept-back bodylines, and sharply defined character lines. This unique sportiness is complimented from the DOHC VTEC Turbo engine that delivers a maximum torque of 2.0 kg-m at 1,700-5,500 rpm, and a maximum power output of 173 PS at 5,500 rpm.

In terms of fuel economy, the engine yields a powerful driving performance. Thanks to Honda’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Earth Dreams Technology. This variant is also exclusively integrated with paddle shifters for a sportier driving performance.

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Price-wise, the RS Turbo selling at P1,413,000; the RS Turbo Modulo at P1,460,000; the RS Turbo Modulo Sport at P1,525,000; the 1.8 E CVT at P1,103,000; and the 1.8 E CVT Modulo at P1,158,000. You can choose from the following color options: Cosmic Blue Metallic, Midnight Burgundy Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Rallye Red (RS Turbo only), Modern Steel Metallic (1.8 E only), and White Orchid Pearl (with additional P20,000).