Civic Concept

The next-generation Honda Civic is all set to make its debut in Australia next year, according to Aussie automotive portal, CarAdvice. Aside from the sedan body style, expect the hatch variant to make an appearance as well – the latter will be made in the UK but reports indicate that Thai assembly is probable.

Additionally, higher-end models of the Aussie-market Civic are expected to feature the new turbocharged, 1.5 litre VTEC engine from the marque’s Earth Dreams Technology umbrella – power figures are rumoured to be as high as 201 hp and 260 Nm of torque. Entry-level models are expected to soldier on with the same 1.8 litre mill pumping out 139 hp/174 Nm.

Transmission options for the Civic will likely include a CVT or an eight-speed dual-clutch DCT – a six-speed manual has been touted but is unlikely to be available for the Aussie market since reports have omitted said gearbox. Also to miss the boat to Australia will be the Honda Civic Coupe.

Civic Concept

“I certainly think [the goal] in the next generation is to have a really competitive hatch and sedan at the same time,” said Stephen Collins, director of Honda Australia. The tenth-generation is touted to resemble the Honda Civic Concept that made its debut in New York by quite a fair bit.

On the notion of the aforementioned Thai-assembled Civic models, the Australian portal has stated that both the sedan and hatch models could potentially be sourced from the Land of Smiles. This is to allow for a lower price tag – the current UK-made hatch is known to be rather pricey in the Aussie market.

GALLERY: Honda Civic Concept in New York

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