Honda has released the first images of the all-new Civic five-door hatchback, the 11th-generation of the brand’s long-running small car.
With a coupe-like profile inspired by European sportbacks, the all-new Civic hatch builds upon the fresh and distinctive exterior design direction seen on the 11th-generation Civic sedan, with unique styling cues to give the hatch a sportier attitude.
Inside, the retro-inspired interior features a 10.2-inch fully digital instrument cluster and a 7.0-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. A 9.0-inch screen is also available as an option.
The new Civic Hatch is available at launch with an uprated version of the current 1.5-litre VTEC turbo engine. Developing 134kW and 240Nm, the four cylinder petrol engine is paired with a CVT automatic driving the front wheels.
Honda’s newly developed e:HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) powertrain is set to make first application in the Civic in 2022 and will join the Civic line-up in Australia.
Already powering the next-generation Honda HR-V and Jazz, the e:HEV powertrain combines a turbocharged 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine with two electric motors. In the HR-V hybrid, the e:HEV produces a total output of 96kW, with a peak torque of 253Nm. Expect the Civic hybrid to see similar figures.
The all-new Civic hatch is scheduled to go on sale in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2021.