Honda announces additional engine grade for 2017 Civic

 07 Dec 2016 - 10:21

Honda announces additional engine grade for 2017 Civic
The all new 2017 Civic

The Peninsula

Al-Futtaim’s Doha Marketing Services Company (Domasco), the distributor for Honda in Qatar, announced the launch of the 2017 Civic with an all-new 1.6L Engine grade in Qatar yesterday.

Available in the Honda showroom, the 1.6L Honda Civic provides a completely new option for customers. With two grades namely, DX and LX, it aims to reach out to customers looking for value for money.The 2016 Civic which was launched in April this year in two engine grades, namely 2.0L and 1.5L turbo, has seen a marked increase in sales by 86 percent year-on-year.

Honda aims to further enhance its sales and make its mark in the smaller engine segment with the launch of the 1.6L Civic.  Faisal Sharif, Managing Director at Domasco, said: “Civic has a special place in the hearts of Honda enthusiasts with its style, technology and performance. With the introduction of the 1.6L engine, Civic will become even more accessible.”  “Since its launch in April, the ‘simply stunning’new Civic has witnessed an impressive growth in sales.It has been very successful in the Qatari market with its 2.0L and 1.5L turbo engine variations.

There is no doubt the introduction of the1.6L engine will further enhance Honda’s position in the smaller engine segment.” said Greig Roffey, Head of Sales and Marketing at Domasco Honda.  He added, “We invite everyone to visit the showroom and take a test drive.”

In terms of exterior styling, Civic 1.6L hasthe same sporty design and athletic stance of the existing 2L Civic range. Some of the standard features include LED Daytime Running Lights(DRL), distinctive C-shaped LED taillights which have been highly appreciated in the region, power side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals and the distinctive chrome grille. The LX boasts of Halogen Fog Lights and 16” Alloy wheels.

The 1.6L Civic interior has the same comfort, sophistication and premium cabin space as the 2.0L and RS models. The 1.6L Civic also offers auto air-conditioning, rear ventilation in LX grade, steering wheel mounted controls for Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone (HFT), a 5-inch touch screen audio and USB jacks.

Some standard features in all grades include 60:40 fold down rear seats, rear seat armrest with cup holders, sun visor extension mechanism and map light. Convenience features in the LX grade include Smart Entry, Push Button Start, Rear Parking Sensors and Remote Engine Starter.