New 2012 Honda Civic prices and equipment detailsPrices for new Honda Civic to start at under £17k
04 October 2011
The new Honda Civic is available with a choice of three engines and four familiar trim levels, and prices start at £16,495.
The four trim levels for the new Civic are labelled SE, ES, EX and EX GT.
New features for every version include a five-inch dashboard screen named the Honda Intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID), which functions as the interface for the trip computer and in-car entertainment systems, daytime running lights, a rear windscreen wiper, and an 'ECON' switch. This last optimises the car for maximum fuel economy in a single button press, and has previously only been available on the Honda Insight and Jazz Hybrids.
Civics equipped with the standard six-speed manual gearbox also feature a start-stop system, called 'Idle Stop' in Honda parlance. A five-speed automatic is available on the 1.8-litre petrol as an option.
Watch our video preview of the Honda Civic from the Frankfurt Motor Show
Civic will be well-equipped
SE is entry-level, and includes 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning and USB connectivity for MP3 players. The £16,495 base price is for a 99bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine – a 138bhp 1.8-litre petrol SE is available from £17,995, and a 148bhp 2.2-litre turbodiesel SE from £20,095.
ES is next up, and available with the 1.8 petrol from £18,995 and the 2.2 diesel from £21,095. Highlight items include cruise control with speed limiter, rear-view parking camera, electric windows you can operate from the keyfob and electric folding door mirrors. You also get dual-zone air conditioning, Bluetooth, automatic lights and wipers, 'ambient' interior lighting and a stereo upgrade.
Both SE and ES can be boosted further with a 'T-Grade' package, which for £995 adds extra equipment including satellite navigation with European mapping and touchscreen controls.
Read our guide to choosing a sat nav
Optional safety systems for Civic EX GT
EX costs from £21,745 with the 1.8 and £23,845 for the 2.2. It features leather upholstery, satellite navigation system and a premium audio system.
The range-topping EX GT completes the line up with keyless go, front and rear parking sensors, bi-xenon headlights, panoramic roof, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and 17-inch alloy wheels – amongst other items. The 1.8 costs from £24,495, and the 2.2 from £26,595.
On top of this, the EX GT is available with Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Mitigation Braking System as a package for a further £1,900.
Built at Honda's high-tech facility in Swindon, the new Honda Civic is available to order now. The first cars should start reaching customers and dealerships in January.
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