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Update – The original version of this article stated all Civic hatch models come equipped with chrome exhaust tips. However, this is not the case – only RS models have chrome exhaust outlets.


Australian pricing and initial details for the new 2017 Honda Civic hatch range have been detailed this week, before going on sale in May.

Starting at $22,390 plus on-road costs, the Civic hatch range comprises of five variants – VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L, RS and VTi-LX – mirroring the sedan, with all models coming standard with a continuously-variable transmission (CVT).

All models come standard with body-coloured upper tailgate spoiler, black lower rear spoiler, along with piano black front grille and B-pillar finishes.

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The sporty RS variant gets a full body kit in piano black including a front spoiler, side skirts and rear under spoiler, along with dark chrome exterior door handles.

Further distinguishing the RS hatch from its more tame brethren, along with the RS sedan, are its Type R-inspired centrally-mounted twin exhaust system finished with chrome tips.

Pricing across the range mirrors that of the sedan, with the exception of the RS hatch, which demands a $500 premium over its sedan counterpart.

17YM Civic Hatch White Orchid Boot

VTi and VTi-S models are powered by a naturally-aspirated 104kW/174Nm 1.8-litre petrol engine, while the VTi-L, RS and VTi-LX feature the company’s new 1.5-litre turbo four, producing 127kW and 220Nm. All models send drive to the front wheels.

With the exception of the unique exterior features mentioned above, equipment levels for the Civic hatch largely mirror the equivalent sedan range. Read our pricing and specs story here.

The Honda Civic hatch range goes on sale in May.

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2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing (plus on-road costs)

VTi 1.8 CVT – $22,390
VTi-S 1.8 CVT – $24,490
VTi-L 1.5T CVT – $27,790
RS 1.5T CVT – $32,290
VTi-LX 1.5T CVT – $33,590

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