With Thailand having received the Honda Civic hatchback in March this year, the Japanese automaker has launched the five-door version of the Civic FC in Indonesia, at Rp438,000,000 (RM140,529) for the E variant and Rp399,000,000 (RM128,003) for the S variant.

Like its Thai counterpart, the Indonesian-market Civic hatchback is specified with a 1.5 litre turbocharged inline-four petrol engine producing 172 PS at 5,500 rpm and 225 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm to 5,500 rpm, sent to the front wheels via Honda’s Earth Dreams CVT. As with Thailand, there’s no six-speed manual option, which is available in the United States and Europe.

Indonesia gets a seven-inch touchscreen with wireless mirroring for Android and iOS devices in the E variant, while the S gets HDMI support – both receive USB and auxiliary audio ports, and a multi-function steering wheel with audio and telephone controls. The Smart Key enables air-con control for remote activation, along with Smart Entry and cruise control.

In terms of safety equipment, the Indonesian market Civic hatchback includes Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), and Brake Override System. The E variant gains six airbags, while the S variant makes do with dual front airbags.

With our two of our Asean neighbours receiving the current, tenth-generation Civic in hatchback guise, would you like to see it ply our roads, fellow Malaysians?

GALLERY: Honda Civic hatchback 1.5L Turbo, 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show