2023 Honda Civic e:HEV Review, Engine Specs, Release Date, and Price

The new 2023 Honda Civic e:HEV sedan will reportedly join the electrified hatchback in the coming months. In case you didn’t know, the manufacturer has announced that the upcoming Civic e:HEV hatchback will be launched in Europe very soon. Unlike the hatchback version, the sedan version has plenty of benefits. This car features a more comfortable cabin and the same attractive look.

At the heart of the Civic Sedan e:HEV is a potent 2.0-liter gasoline engine with a pair of electric motors. Combined, the hybrid powertrain is capable of producing 181 horsepower (135 kilowatts) and 315 Newton-meters (232 pound-feet) of torque.

2023 Honda Civic eHEV front

2023 Honda Civic e:HEV Looks Extremely Handsome

The exterior of the new 2023 Honda Civic e:HEV has been unveiled last week, and the new sedan looks extremely handsome. Unfortunately, compared to the current Civic hatch, the design has been toned down a tad. First of all, the fast-back design catches the eye, and we like the much cleaner look.

The newcomer comes with a sloppy hood, attractive lights and black small grille with H in the middle. Honda designers have also extended the wheelbase over the out-going model by 35mm, and the new sedan comes with impressive cornering stability.

Luxurious and Elegant Interior

As far as we know, the 2023 Honda Civic e:HEV will be available in three trim levels including Elegance, Sport and Advance. The range-topping Advance is the best option if you’re looking for something different. This edition comes with a 10.2-inch drivers’ display LCD panel and a Bose 12-speaker sound system. It also has a new nine-inch central touchscreen as standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The latest model also benefits from a new version of SENSING system, featuring many advanced safeties. As standard, the package contains lane keep assist, blind spot information, low speed braking control, improved recognition technology and a 100-degree front wide-view camera.

2023 Honda Civic eHEV interior

2023 Honda Civic e:HEV Engine Specs

Under the hood, the 2023 Honda Civic e:HEV will reportedly come with a newly developed 2.0-liter gasoline engine. This four-pot mill uses a famous Atkinson cycle and works together with a pair of electric motors and a 72-cell lithium-ion battery.

Thanks to the combination above, the Honda Civic e:HEV makes 181 horsepower (135 kilowatts) and 315 Newton-meters (232 pound-feet) of torque. As you can see, those are decent output figures, and the Civic Si has only 19 hp (14 kW) more. However, unlike the Civic Si that comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, the new e:HEV uses a e-CVT.

2023 Honda Civic eHEV rear

When Will the new 2023 Honda Civic e:HEV Hit the Showrooms?

The new Honda Civic e:HEV will go on sale in June, and it will be available firstly in Thailand. As for its pricing, many believe it would cost 1,150,000 Thai Baht for the base EL+ trim level. At current exchange rate, that’s about $34,300.

The RS model is expected to arrive at the same time as well, and you’ll have to pay for it around 1.27 million THB or approximately $37,800. We also expect the Type R release, which is undoubtedly the most exciting addition to the Civic lineup.

Source: motor1.com

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