JUST one high-spec standard variant of the next generation Honda Civic will be offered in Australia, with the VTi LX grade to represent the brand’s initial offering. This will be followed by an e:HEV hybrid model, and the high performance Type R.
The 11th generation of the new Civic hatch will be powered by an uprated 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 131kW of power and 240Nm peak torque. It will drive the front wheels via a redeveloped and improved CVT.
With Honda set to transition its entire product offering – with a paradigm shift on the horizon, and add new models in the near future, the premium positioning of the new Civic represents the beginning of change, and that’s reflected in its design and specification.
It boasts a clean, modern design paired with a high-tech, human-centred interior and is equipped with the latest advanced active and passive safety systems. Safety tech includes blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert, traffic jam assist and a driver attention monitor.
A 9.0-inch infotainment system features wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless phone charging, a Bose premium sound system with 12-speakers and over-the-air software updates, including navigation maps.
The new Civic rides on 18-inch alloy wheels with noise-reducing resonator technology, and is fitted with pop-up bonnet safety system, acoustic windscreen, a new windscreen wiper/washer setup, and heated and auto-retractable door mirrors.
Ion-based air purification technology is also standard, as is suede-inset seat trim with seamless panelling, four-way electrically adjustable front passenger seat, rear air vents, and ambient door trim and front footwell lighting.
The most premium, sophisticated and high-tech Civic yet, the new 11th-generation model will launch in a single, well-equipped VTi LX grade with a national drive-away price of $47,200. It will go on sale in Australia on 6 December, this year.
For more information, please contact your local Honda dealer.