2016-06-16

All-new Honda Civic Arriving into Dealerships With More Than 450 Pre-Orders Received 

 

The all-new Honda Civic is now rolling off boats and arriving in dealerships across Australia, with more than 450 customers already pre-ordering their cars.

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“The number of pre-orders eclipses those we received for the HR-V SUV when it first arrived in early 2015 and the HR-V has become our best seller,” according to Honda Director, Mr. Stephen Collins.

“With the Civic, we’ve already received very favourable write-ups from the key automotive media and now it’s our customers’ turn to experience the car. We’re confident the Civic ticks all the right boxes in the small car segment.”

Mr. Collins said Honda’s engineering and development teams spent a lot of time gathering customer and dealer feedback on the Civic when developing the all-new car to ensure it was packed with the connectivity features customers wanted, as well as the driving dynamics, quality, safety and fuel efficiency they expected from a Honda.

Demand for the Civic’s optional sporty “Black Pack” accessories had also been very strong, he said. “Our dealers are already holding more than 285 orders for the ‘Black Pack’, which is a sure sign that Australian customers really appreciate being able to individualise their cars,” he said.

The “Black Pack” is available across all five Civic grades — VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L, RS and VTi-LX.

The new Civic sedan is part of a three-pronged product launch schedule for the Civic. The sedan will be followed by the Civic hatch in the first half of 2017 and the performance Type R hatch later in 2017.

“As well, the NSX hybrid supercar will arrive in Australia by the end of the year,” Mr. Collins said.

“The NSX is an important halo car for Honda, reaffirming that the company is an automotive technology leader, not a follower.” The NSX uses one of the most advance power units in the supercar segment.

The NSX uses a system called Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD), mated to a twin turbocharged 3.5-litre petrol engine and new nine-speed dual clutch transmission and a Direct Drive Motor. This is augmented by a front-mounted Twin Motor Unit (TMU), which provides independent drive to each front wheel, transforming the car into a sure-footed all-wheel drive supercar.

While the NSX represents a pinnacle of automotive development, globally, Honda Motor also continues to focus its research and development efforts on a wide range of areas, including autonomous vehicles, alternative fuels, intelligent technologies and broader mobility issues challenging globally populations.