Honda’s all-new Civic Hatch arrives mid-June
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10th May, 2012
The all-new Honda Civic Hatch will be released in Australia during
Designed to meet European standards, the stylish and functional Civic hatch will compete in the fast-growing small car
Honda Australia spokesperson, Mr. Lindsay Smalley, said the new Civic Hatch is sure to surprise and delight. “The
all-new Civic Hatch is a stylish and practical offering in the small segment. It embodies style as well as
“Its flowing character lines, improved aerodynamics, dynamic ride and handling along with clever packaging are what
our customers can look forward to,” Mr. Smalley said.
The all-new Honda Civic Hatch – that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year – has an elegant and seamless
design, a lower and wider stance along with improved aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. Quality cabin materials give the
new Civic Hatch a luxurious feel, while features such as the hidden rear door handle and Honda’s unique ‘Magic Seats’
bring practicality to the versatile hatch.
The Civic Hatch will be available in two variants – the VTi and VTi-L. Both variants receive an improved 1.8 litre
four-cylinder i-VTEC engine delivering maximum power of 104 kW at 6,500 rpm and 174 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. From the
outset, the engine was designed to function as part of a high quality, easy-to-handle powertrain with improved operation
at every stage of the drive, including start-up, shifting, acceleration and deceleration.
Safety is, of course, paramount and the all-new Honda Civic Hatch achieves a five-star ANCAP safety rating with six
airbags (front, side and full length curtain), Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, Vehicle
Stability Assist, Honda’s G-Con technology, tyre deflation warning system and a reversing camera for the VTi-L (displayed
in the Intelligent Multi-information Display).
The all-new Civic Hatch has an elegant exterior design, seamlessly unifying all surfaces including the wheel arches
and the body. It is lower and wider with an aerodynamic monoform profile. A new brake-light cluster and rear combination
lamp design further add to its form and functionality.
The interior combines futuristic design with versatility, raising practicality and utility to a new level. The cockpit
feel envelops the driver. Two interface zones improve functionality and the full-colour Intelligent Muilti-information
display (i-MID), the same system as in the Civic sedan range, allows personalised wallpaper. New tactile surface
materials have been used to improve the quality and feel. The Civic Hatch also boasts multiple storage compartments, USB
and iPod connectivity, Bluetooth audio streaming in the VTi-L and a new tilt and telescopic steering wheel with easy
operating controls, finished in extra-smooth leather with more comfortable stitching in the VTi-L.
The all-new Honda Civic Hatch has a new colour palette – Yellow Topaz, Alabaster Silver, Crystal Black, Deep Sapphire
Blue, Milano Red, Polished Metal and White Orchid. All have a black interior, with the VTi receiving cloth and the VTi-L
receiving leather trim and heated front seats.