Honda Australia Director Mt Stephen Collins said, "The iconic Civic nameplate is an Australian favourite. The ninth-generation Civic has undergone significant engineering development, with increased fuel efficiency, smoother handling, improved driving dynamics, a smarter cockpit and Honda’s ECO assist system.
"We are confident our customers will agree that the Civic is a brilliant package and delivers exceptional value for money. The Civic will be in dealerships in early March."
The new Civic will be available in three variants – Vti-L, Sport and Hybrid.
The VTi-L will be powered by 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine producing 104kW and 174Nm of torque while the Sport gets a 2-litre i-VTEC engine developing 114kW and 190Nm along with improved fuel economy.
The Civic Hybrid also gets more power with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC powerplant mated with Honda’s newest Integrated Motor Assist (IMA), producing 82kW and 172Nm. The upgraded IMA unit develops more power under hard acceleration. Another benefit is that the system is able to recharge the lithium-ion battery using the engine as well as regenerative braking technology.
The Civic achieves a five-star ANCAP safety rating and gets the next generation vehicle stability system (VSA), six airbags, ABS brakes with EBD, Honda’s G-Con technology and Motion Adaptive Power Steering.
The new Civic also benefits from greater use of high-tensile steel throughout the body, which has meant better ride and handling.
Standard Civic features across the model range include integrated Bluetooth with audio streaming, automatic climate control, cruise control, intelligent multi-media display and iPod connectivity with steering wheel –mounted controls.
Upgrading to the Civic Sport adds leather seats, electric sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels and automatic windscreen wipers.
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