Honda banks on bold new Civic for growth


The all-new 10th generation Honda Civic will land in showrooms across Australia this June, bringing with it one of the boldest designs we have seen from Honda in a while.

Totally re-designed with a revolutionary silhouette, athletic new stance and aerodynamic styling, the new Civic is set to advance one of Honda’s most important nameplates into a new era.

“This new Civic for us is a game-changer,” said Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins. “It is the most important model in our history in Australia and we’re confident the customers who have been looking for the original sporty DNA that Honda was known for are going to find it in this new Civic.”


According to the Japanese car maker, over four years of local research has gone into the new Civic with input from Australian dealers and Honda staff on what elements of the car needed to be incorporated for the local market.

The bold new Civic will be available in two different drivetrains – a brand new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine as well as an improved 1.8-litre normally aspirated petrol engine.

The all new 1.5-litre turbo delivers 127kw at 5500rpm and 220Nm of torque at 1700-5500rpm and is fitted with a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The powertrain has been developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology and promises to deliver powerful performance with exceptional fuel efficiency.

The 1.8-litre engine produces 104kw at 6500rpm and 174Nm of torque at 4300rpm. This engine is also combined with a CVT.


Five variants will be available in the range and a new RS grade has been added for the first time. The RS grade is the style statement of the line-up with an integrated body kit with a gloss black grille, LED headlights, LED front foglights, sunroof and RS badging.

The Civic Sedan is the first in a three-phase Civic launch with the Hatch arriving first half of 2017 and the highly-anticipated Type R expected in the last half of 2017.

Further details including pricing information will be revealed closer to local launch.


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