Honda’s European-built Civic Hatch range has received a number of specification and design upgrades for 2015.
“The Civic nameplate has such a long history around the world,” said Honda Australia Director, Stephen Collins. “It has been an Australian favourite for over forty years. This year, it receives enhanced styling and more specification, ensuring it will remain a favourite.”
The biggest addition to the Civic Hatch range is a new safety feature called Agile Handling Assist System (AHAS), a type of torque vectoring technology. AHAS applies braking to both the front and rear wheels on the inside of a turn, helping the vehicle to pivot through the corner with enhanced accuracy. This system has its greatest effect in tight corners at moderate speeds.
Outside, the Civic Hatch gets revised front and rear bumpers, new front grille, side molding and rear spoiler. The range also receives as standard guided tube daytime running lights and guided tube tail lights. The top-spec VTi-L and VTi-LN grades will also receive front and rear parking sensors.
Inside, the most notable upgrade is the addition of Honda’s Display Audio System enabling Bluetooth connectivity, audio streaming, mirroring functionality (compatible iPhone only) and display of the reversing camera. The VTi-LN also features Display Audio with built-in satellite navigation. It also receives a new passenger side dash garnish, sporty seat fabric (VTi-S and VTi-L grades), new stitching and chrome accents on the door panels.
2015 Honda Civic Hatch Pricing (excluding on roads)