The 2016 Honda Civic sedan may have only just had its order books opened in dealerships around the country, but the Japanese brand's new Thai-built sedan will also be available with a new Black Pack from launch.
The genuine Honda accessory pack is available across all five grades of the all-new Civic sedan range, including the 1.8-litre VTi and VTi-S and the 1.5-litre turbocharged VTi-L, RS and VTi-LX variants.
The Black Pack models see the fitment of black 17-inch wheels (upsized from 16s on the VTi and VTi-S - but those tyres cost extra), a black front bumper lip spoiler, black side skirts, black mirror caps, a black ducktail spoiler on the boot lid and a black grille.
The price varies depending on the models, though, as the RS version already has some black accoutrements. As such, the VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L and VTi-LX Black Pack models attract a retail cost of $2998, while the RS Black Pack - which already has a black grille and rear boot-lid spoiler - will see a premium of $2298.
Honda quotes those prices as "maximum recommended fitted retail", however, the Black Pack does not include tyres. So, while the enhancements include new wheels, buyers will have to pay more for tyres to wrap them.
The Black Pack has previously only been offered on the Jazz, but Honda Australia director, Stephen Collins, said that the brand expects a bit more widespread appeal for the Civic Black Pack.
“Many Honda customers really enjoy being able to individualise their cars,” said Collins. “The all-new Civic is already a stunning looking car but adding the eye-catching Black Pack edition really does set the car apart.”
Honda Australia has stated that there are about 200 pre-orders in for the new Civic sedan, which should jump to 300 by this month.
“The last time we had such strong interest from prospective customers was when we were launching the HR-Vand it has now become one of the strongest competitors in the small SUV segment,” Collins said. “With the arrival of the Civic, it’s becoming clearer by the day that Honda has got its mojo back.”
The Civic will arrive in showrooms from June.