Honda has announced pricing of its new Civic hatch range five weeks ahead of its arrival into Australian dealerships.
The five-tiered range will have a starting price of $22,390 for the entry-level VTi and as much as $33,590 for the range-topping VTi-LX and, like its recently released sedan counterpart, represents the 10th generation of the Japanese firm’s contender in the popular small hatch segment.
Due to hit dealerships in May, the new range will come standard with a colour-matched upper tailgate spoiler as well as a black lower rear spoiler, while the front grille and b-pillars both receive the piano black treatment.
The sportier RS variant gains a full lower body kit, also in piano black. It gets dark chrome door handles as well as a centrally mounted chrome twin exhaust outlets which mimics the firm’s new RS-badged sedan.
The updated hatch is powered by one of two engines, the two base-model variants (VTi and the VTi-S both employing a naturally aspirated 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, while the higher-spec VT-L, RS and VTi-LX models all employ Honda’s 1.5-litre VTEC turbocharged engine which is new for the 2017 model year. All five variants are front-wheel drive and will come equipped with the firm’s continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
“The development of the 10th generation Honda Civic was one of the most ambitious and comprehensive new model programs ever undertaken by Honda Motor Co. Ltd.,” said Honda Australia’s Stephen Collins, who revealed the Australian-based operation and dealer network had “significant input” towards the new range.
It’s worth noting the pricing structure of the hatch range mirrors that of the firm’s five-tiered sedan line-up, with the only difference being the RS-badged hatch gaining a $500 premium over its four-door counterpart.
VTi $22,390 (plus on-road costs)
VTi-S $24,490 (+ORC)
VTi-L $27,790 (+ORC)
RS $32,290 (+ORC)
VTi-LX $33,590 (+ORC)
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