Honda Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its 11th generation Civic.

Initially it will be offered as a single, highly specified VTi LX grade powered by an uprated 1.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine producing 131 kW of power and 240Nm peak torque, driving the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission. It will have a national drive-away price of $47,200.

Other models will follow later and we will publish information on them when they announced.

When compared to the specification of the outgoing Civic VTi-LX, the new model has extra safety features including blind spot monitoring; rear cross traffic alert; front seat knee airbags; pop-up bonnet safety system; and driver inattention monitor.

New to the infotainment system are a nine-inch Advanced Display Audio touchscreen system; wireless Apple Car Play; Qi-compatible wireless phone charger; 12-speaker Bose premium sound; and Over the Air (OTA) display audio software.

Also included in the upgrade is an acoustic windscreen; heated auto-retractable door mirrors; Plasmacluster ion-based air purification technology; suede-inset seat trim with seamless paneling; powered front passenger seat; rear passenger air vents; ambient door trim; and front footwell lighting

“The 11th-generation Civic represents a step-change for Honda in the small car segment, with the all-new model elevating key aspirational elements of the Honda brand such as craftsmanship, premium quality and intuitive design,” said Mr. Stephen Collins, Director, Honda Australia.

“On the eve of its 50th anniversary, Honda’s designers and engineers have taken the Civic to a whole new level, producing a car that is more advanced, more sophisticated and more premium than ever before.”

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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