WATCH: Meet Honda’s new Civic RS!

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Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.

THE Honda Civic has been around for over 50 years, and the Japanese automaker has build a cult following since its launch.

Now it has introduced the eleventh-generation Honda Civic. With a heritage that spans five decades, the Civic is Honda’s longest-running nameplate and the newcomer, available in RS trim only, will continue to build on the reputation.

Honda went to great lengths to ensure that the Civic RS sedan offers fresh exterior styling and an attractive interior, wrapped together in modern interpretation.

It is packed with advanced features while keeping true to the Civic DNA styling, handling and powerful performance.

This is the first Civic to wear the RS badge in Mzansi and as such, spots a simple yet sporty design.



Drawing inspiration from previous generations, the exterior features a low belt line, long and low bonnet, pulled back A-pillars, and large glass areas.

Attractive, wide-set LED headlights and tail lights are connected by a sharp character line that carries from the front bumper to the rear, where the horizontal orientation of the light cluster lends a sense of stability and solidness.

Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.
Honda Civic RS. Photo: Motorpress.

The Civic RS is equipped with Honda’s nine-inch advanced HMI display audio with Apple Car Play and Android auto connectivity.

A wireless smartphone charger and USB ports front and rear are also standard. A 10,2-inch interactive all-digital LCD instrument cluster enables the driver to scroll through music playlists, navigation directions, Honda sensing functions as well as answer phone calls – all from the steering wheel.



It comes with Honda’s enhanced 1.5L Vtec turbocharged engine, with outputs having been raised to 131kW of power at 6 000r/min, and peak torque of 240Nm between 1 700r/min and 4 500r/min. Combined with an updated continuously variable automatic transmission, it offers improved power delivery, refinement and fuel efficiency.

The Honda Civic RS is priced at R669 000.

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