The all-new 2016 Honda Civic is set to arrive in Australia from June, bringing with it bold new styling, a new turbocharged powertrain, and a push into more upmarket pricing.
The range includes five models, VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L, and the newly added RS and VTi-LX, with the initial sedan-only range is set to be joined by a five-door hatch from early next year.
The opening price for the Civic VTi is set at $22,390, marking a $3900 price rise compared to current pricing for the outgoing Civic Vi range-opener. Unlike the current Civic however, the new model comes standard with an automatic transmission, accounting for some of the price rise.
Next in line, the VTi-S is priced from $24,490, and the VTi-L from $27,790. Pricing for the sporty-styled RS (pictured) starts at $31,790 with the range-topping VTi-LX priced from $33,590 (pricing excludes on-road costs).
Both the VTi and VTi-S are powered by a tweaked version of the current 1.8 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 104kW and 174Nm. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.4 l/100km.
Move up to the VTi-L, RS, or VTi-LX and Honda’s new 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder offers 127kW and 220Nm, while returning official fuel consumption figures of 6.0 l/100km. Both engines are paired with Honda’s Earth Dreams CVT automatic.
All Civic sedan models will come equipped with climate control, cruise control with speed limiter, four-wheel disc brakes, fully-independent suspension and a 519 litre boot.
RS highlights include a sunroof, sports bodykit, 17-inch alloy wheels, and LED headlights and fog lights, leather seat trim and electric seat adjustment.
Honda has already detailed the safety suite for the range-topping VTi-LX which includes lane keep assist and road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and collision mitigation braking.
Honda has already received 4000 enquires from potential buyers asking to be kept up to date in the lead up to the new sedan’s launch.
“The level of interest in the all-new Civic has been staggering,” Honda Australia Director, Stephen Collins, said. “The all-new Civic really embodies the Honda spirit and customers will experience new levels of quality, technology, dynamics and performance. We are very confident that Civic will build on the momentum generated by the customer endorsement and popularity of the HR-V.”
Honda dealerships will begin taking pre-orders for the new Civic this week, with vehicle stock arriving at dealers nationally from June.
1.8 VTi $22,390
1.8 VTi-S $24,490
1.5 VTi-L $27,790
1.5 RS $31,790
1.5 VTi-LX $33,590
Pricing excludes on-road costs