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Prices and specifications of the 10th-generation Honda Civic range have been revealed for Australia. The model is expected to make its full debut there in June, with a total of five variants of the sedan planned for now. CarAdvice reports that the Civic hatch will only arrive there early 2017, followed by the Type R.

  • Civic VTi – AUD$22,390 (RM68k)
  • Civic VTi-S – AUD$24,490 (RM74k)
  • Civic VTi-L – AUD$27,790 (RM84k)
  • Civic RS – AUD$31,790 (RM96k)
  • Civic VTI-LX – AUD$33,590 (RM102k)

At the lower end of the range, the Civic VTi and VTi-S will be powered by Honda’s 1.8 litre i-VTEC four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 140 hp and 174 Nm of torque. The three higher-spec variants will feature the car maker’s new 1.5 litre VTEC turbo mill, developing 170 hp and 220 Nm of torque. A CVT automatic transmission will be fitted to all variants.

Standard-fit highlights of the base-spec Civic VTi include 16-inch steel wheels, halogen projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, fabric seats, a seven-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, single-zone air-conditioning and a multifunction steering wheel. Basic safety features across the board also include six airbags, VSA, ABS, EBD, TSC, a reverse camera and an Agile Handling Assist System (AHAS).

A step up the ladder, and the VTi-S notably adds 16-inch alloy wheels instead, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Honda LaneWatch, front and rear parking sensors and a keyless entry system. The higher-spec VTi-L adds 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps and wipers, dual-zone air-conditioning, DAB+ digital radio, electric-folding wing mirrors and a rear window factory tint.

The new Civic RS variant sets itself apart with the addition dark chrome door handles, a boot-lid spoiler, LED headlights with auto-levelling capabilities and a powered sunroof. Inside, it features drilled alloy pedals, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with black leather upholstery throughout, heated front passenger seats, a leather-wrapped gear knob and a 452-watt, 10-speaker audio system.

At the very top of the Australian Civic range, the VTi-LX does away with the RS’ sporty spoiler, dark chrome door handles and drilled alloy pedals, but adds several other key features. This includes a turn-by-turn navigation system, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a Garmin GPS system. For safety, it exclusively offers Honda’s Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation System and an Adaptive Cruise Control system with Low-Speed Follow capabilities.

Back in Malaysia, we know that Honda is gearing up to launch its 10th-gen Civic next. A 1.5 litre turbo VTEC model has only just been spied in Melaka, confirming that Honda Malaysia is already testing its new engine on local soil, with an eye for introducing it here.

Additionally, we know that several eager dealerships in the country have already begun taking orders for the new model, estimating prices to fall under the RM120k mark for 1.8 litre versions and RM140k for 1.5 litre turbo variants.