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2012 Honda Civic hatch Australian prices start at $22,650

May 26, 2012

The new 2012 Honda Civic hatch will go on sale in Australia next month, and prices will start from $22,650. This presents a huge saving of around $7000 over the predecessor.

The sporty new Civic hatch will be available in three trim levels; the VTi-S manual, VTi-S automatic, and the VTi-L automatic. All three are powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine producing 104kW and 174Nm of torque.

Thanks partly to the aerodynamic styling, its combined fuel economy rating for the manual is 6.1L/100km, and 6.5L/100km for the automatic. This makes it one of the most fuel efficient petrol packages in the small car market segment.

Standard features include a USB/iPod compatible stereo system, an Intelligent Muilti-information display (i-MID), and leather for the VTi-L variant.

This ‘Euro-spec’ hatch may seem smaller than the 2012 Civic sedan, however, it’s lower and wider, offering a more sporty character. It’s also more advanced in terms of styling, with modern lines, and futuristic lights and trimmings.

Pricing for the new range is as follows:

2012 Honda Civic VTi-S manual hatch – $22,650 – or – $24,990 driveaway
2012 Honda Civic VTi-S automatic hatch – $24,950 – or – $27,290 driveaway
2012 Honda Civic VTi-L automatic hatch -$29,990

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.