Over the weekend Honda launched the new generation Civic in Australia. This new generation brings great fuel economy, but it’s not the car for those who like a little spirited driving but what will surely be reliable and well-engineered cars.

2012 Civic

Not the fastest, but great fuel economy.

Three variants coming in the new generation include a 1.3-litre Civic (4.4L/100km and 82kW), a Civic VTi-L powered 1.8-litre engine Hybrid (6.8L/100km and 104kW) and the Civic Sport brings a 2.0-litre engine (7.5L/100km and 114kW).

Honda brings along three variants with the new generation including. Fuel economy is awesome in what will surely fall inline as reliable and well-engineered vehicles.

Pricing is quite reasonable with the five-speed manual starting from $20,990 ($23,290 five-speed automatic) for the VTi-L and $27,990 Sport with five-speed automatic as standard. The hybrid is priced considerably high at $35,990, even though it is considered the flagship of the range, when compared to other competitors within the segment.

Safety wise the Civic does very well as a small car with a five-star NCAP rating, as other great safety features including the Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering   which helps prompt the driver through adverse split surfaces such as ice and gravel (Not that we come across much ice in Australia).

So, it looks good on paper. Certainly not something for which you’ll want to take onto the track (or industrial park…) The VTi-L, Honda says, will be the largest seller out of the three variants available which reflects the good bang for buck. We will certainly be looking forward to our chance to have a go in the new Civic soon!

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