2016 Honda Civic Sedan

Honda Australia has sent out a teaser bulletin about the 2016 Honda Civic via email to subscribers, and while no new details were shed in the brief communique, a timeline for its expected arrival Down Under was mentioned – according to the company, the 10th-gen FC is due to make its debut there in mid-year.

Earlier in the week, Honda Thailand came out with a heritage video celebrating the previous nine generations of the Civic, with a mention at the end that the new car was “coming soon.” Initially unveiled in the US in September 2015, the C-segment offering was caught testing in the Kingdom as early as November last year, and was again sighted on Thai roads last month.

The new Civic, equipped with the automaker’s 1.5 litre turbocharged engine, has also been reported to be undergoing trials in Indonesia – the mill, which delivers 174 hp at 5,500 rpm and 220 Nm from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm in its US configuration, is set to feature across most of the region, if the indications read thus far are correct. There’s also a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated unit offering 158 hp and 187 Nm, and we hear that will also be making its way to Malaysia.

It’s very likely now that the Civic will make its regional debut at the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show next month, before making its way to other Asia-Oceania markets – with Australia getting the car sometime in June, the Civic should get here before or around then. We’ll know more by the time Bangkok gets around.

GALLERY: Tenth-generation Honda Civic (FC)