When one thinks of weekend road trips, sedans usually don’t come to mind. Most would opt for pickups, SUVs, or 4x4s because of their capacity to endure rough roads. But the great thing about weekend road trips in the Philippines, where you can head out to destinations as near as Batangas, more often than not, there are no dirt tracks or hard terrain to pass through.
The all-new Honda Civic, despite being touted as a neo-sedan, is the perfect ride for weekend warriors who are ready to forget the hassles of the city grind. It’s stylish, dependable, and provides a smooth drive capable of slashing through the highway. Here are four other reasons why it’s the perfect automobile for millennials who love to take that out of town escape.
The comfort levels are off the charts
The car can comfortably seat a group of five, making it the best vessel for intimate trips with your (rowdy) crew. Let your buds lounge at the back and enjoy the scenery while you and your ladylove sit pretty in front—holding hands while driving is optional, just be safe. But should you and your girlfriend decide to have a romantic getaway, the Civic certainly sets up a luxurious mood that won’t disappoint. Not only are its interiors lush without being too cosmopolitan, but the seats are cozy enough to keep your focus on the road keen and on point.
The sound system is road trip ready
Equipped with a new 7-inch Advanced Display Audio System, fleeing the urban jungle will feel more satisfying with your favorite tracks blasting in the background. Connectivity is easy, given the user-friendly interface that has Bluetooth connection capabilities. Turn up that latest Drake release and feel like a baller out to conquer a much-needed vacation.
It’s a sweet, sweet cruise
Probably the most impressive part of the Civic is its ability to take on top speeds without sacrificing the driver’s sense of control over the vehicle. The high performance of this modern-day stallion does not affect its fuel-efficiency. Under its hood is a DOHC VTEC Turbo Engine that delivers maximum torque of 22.0 kg-m at 1,700—5,500 rpm, and a maximum power output of 173 PS at 5,500 rpm. HCPI retains a 1.8 liter engine option for the All-New Civic which produces a maximum torque of 17.4 kg-m at 4,300 rpm, and a maximum power output of 141 PS at 6,500 rpm. Anyone behind the wheel of this bad body will feel like a pro.
The modern design and futuristic feel
One look at the all-new Civic is enough for anyone to fall madly in love with it. Handsome without looking boastful, and contemporary while still adhering to the standards of a classic, the #aesthetic feels fresh, forward, and well thought of. The lines on it are gorgeous—sleek and artful and eye-catching. Any man would want to be the owner of this automobile for the mere fact that it’s the closest thing to a sports car without having to sell your soul to acquire one. It’s what any weekend warrior needs in his arsenal: a trusty, powerful steed that can handle the journey and get you back home safe and sound.
The All-New Civic is available in 1.8 E (Php 1,088,000 SRP) and RS Turbo (Php 1,398,000 SRP) variants at all Honda car dealerships nationwide.
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