While development of the 2012 Honda Civic five-door, spied testing in Europe earlier this year, is clearly well underway, the current generation of the stylish hatch has come in for one last subtle update.
Largely a cosmetic update, Honda has done away with the acrylic faceplate of the 2010 hatch, replacing it with the mesh grille of the three-door Civic Type R already available in Australia.
Honda has also added a new colour to the Civic hatch palette, dubbed 'Ionised Bronze'.
Cabin updates include a new trim that combines cloth and the Japanese-developed Alcantara composite fabric.
Lastly, 17-inch alloy wheels are fitted to the GT variant, although this model is not offered in Australia.
An Australian debut for the updated Civic five-door has not yet been announced. Honda Australia has been contacted for details. Watch this space.