2012 Honda Civic Hatch On Sale In Australia From June

Mike Stevens | May 8, 2012

Honda's all-new 2012 Civic Hatch will hit Australia next month, less than a year on from its Frankfurt Motor Show unveiling in 2011.

The news follows the local launch of the new Civic Sedan in February, which debuted with three trim grades and a top-shelf Hybrid model.

While the sedan is offered in VTi-L, Sport and Hybrid grades, just two models will be offered in the Hatch range: entry-level VTi, and the up-spec VTi-L.

Both versions are powered by the updated 1.8 litre four-cylinder engine found in the Sedan (and in the previous model), producing 104kW at 6500rpm, and 174Nm of torque at 4300rpm.

Fuel consumption is listed at 6.1 l/100km in manual form, and 6.5 l/100km with the automatic. Honda's fuel-saving Eco Assist, Econ Mode and improved aerodynamics are featured.

Honda Australia also confirmed last year that a diesel model will join the local line-up in early 2013.

With the five-door Civic Hatch sourced from Europe, the diesel engine is expected to be the updated 119kW/350Nm 2.2 litre i-DTEC four-cylinder engine offered in that market.


Features in the cabin include USB and iPod connectivity, along with Bluetooth audio streaming in the VTi-L.

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Honda's multi-information display carries over from the new Sedan into the Hatch, and there is also a new tilt and telescopic steering wheel with steering-mounted controls.

All have a black interior, and the VTi-L gets leather trim and heated front seats.

Standard safety features include six airbags (front, side and full length curtain), Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, Vehicle Stability Assist (ESC), Honda’s G-Con technology, tyre deflation warning system and a reversing camera for the VTi-L.

The new Civic Hatch carries a five-star ANCAP crash safety racing.


Pricing for the new Civic Hatch will be revealed closer to launch.

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  • BH says,
    3 years ago
    Nice... like it
  • Smart us says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    nice one - however as we know Honda is a Premium car in OZ - so the pricing will be somewhere just south of German marks so... thanks you very much shove it you know where laugh
    • Roger says,
      3 years ago
      This should be cheaper than the Accord Euro, so 25-35K bracket I would say. I just wish they would ditch that ugly dashboard and go to classic look, a bit more like Accord Euro.
  • MotorMouth says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    I love the dash layout,it is the best thing about Civic. And this hatch looks fantastic.
  • Anthony says,
    3 years ago
    Goregous looking,I would have this over a VW Golf anyday.
    However,the Euro is still such amazing value for money,well done Honda.
  • Pauly says,
    3 years ago
    Just to update The Motor Report. The Diesel engine that Australia will get will be one of Honda new Earth Dreams Diesel engines.

    Specially the all new 1.6L Diesel.

    The current 2.2 iDTEC Diesel sold in Europe only comes with a manual transmission, something which Honda Australia would not import.

    The Earth Dream 1.6L Diesel comes with the option of an Automatic or Manual.
  • DWS1 says,
    3 years ago
    ...is there going to be a Type R?
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