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Honda to Introduce Civic 5-Door to Australia

Honda Civic Si hatchback (copyright image)

The Honda Civic Si hatchback .....
coming from England in April 2009.

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1st March, 2009

Honda’s British-built five-door Civic hatchback is to be launched in Australia.

The stylish Civic Si model is a five-door hatchback that will expand the Civic line up to six models, four sedans and two hatchbacks.

At first glance the Civic Si has the appearance of a three door hatch thanks to the placement of its rear door handles in the C-pillar, giving it a sporty appearance.

Added to this are the futuristic translucent grille, rocket-shaped front door handles and vast glass area giving the Civic hatch a striking look, guaranteed to stand out.

Inside the Civic Si is appointed with leather seats, dual zone climate-controlled air-conditioning, power windows and mirrors and a tilt-telescopic steering column for a comfortable driving position. And for the sporty touch, a push-button starter, just like the Civic Type R.

The Civic Si features a 1.8 litre SOHC i-VTEC engine that is Euro 4 compliant and 'runs' on 91 RON fuel.

Coupled to the 103 kW, 174 Nm engine is a choice of either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission, the automatic also receives Grade-Logic control.

Driving enjoyment is enhanced with MacPherson strut front and Torsion Beam rear suspension and electric power steering.


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The Civic Si provides customers with new levels of elegance and refinement and compliments the sporty Civic Type R hot-hatch introduced into the Australian market in 2007.

When Honda Australia launched the 8th generation Civic sedan range in 2006, it announced it would add a hatchback. In June 2007 it delivered this promise at 8,200 rpm, with the arrival of the most driver-focused Civic, the Type R hot hatch.

The five-door Civic Si will appeal to those wanting driving enjoyment, flexibility and every luxury in an ultra-stylish package.

The Honda Civic Si is due to be launched in Australia in April 2009. Expect confirmation of specifications and prices at that time.


  • A powerful and economical 1.8 litre SOHC i-VTEC Euro 4 compliant engine, 91 RON fuel and Drive-By-Wire.
  • A choice of either a 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control
  • Four wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS, EBD and Brake-Assist
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure
  • Front, side and full length curtain airbags
  • Vehicles Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control
  • MacPherson strut front & torsion beam rear suspension for superior packaging and ride comfort.
  • Built in Swindon, UK

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