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Honda Civic hybrid 2023: e-HEV model joins the Australian Civic lineup in December


Honda will launch the hybrid version of the Civic in Australia on December 1 at a national driveaway price of $55,000

Honda Australia has confirmed the pricing and specification for its upcoming e-HEV hybrid variant of its Civic hatchback.

Priced at $55,000 driveaway, the Honda Civic hybrid will compete with the likes of the Toyota Corolla hybrid that, in comparison, starts from $30,630 before on-road costs. 

Just one, highly-specified LX hybrid variant will go on sale locally, joining the entry-level 1.5-litre turbocharged Civic VTI-LX .  

2023 Honda Civic e-HEV front end
The Honda Civic e-HEV will be priced at $55,000 driveaway

Honda says the hybrid Civic will go on sale at dealerships across Australia on December 1.

The e-HEV model will beat the upcoming Civic Type R hot hatch to market, the latest hot hatch model scheduled to launch locally early in 2023. 

Economy and performance of the new Honda Civic hybrid 

The new Honda Civic e-HEV is powered by a combination of a 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery. 

Honda Civic e-HEV 2023 engine bay
Total outputs for the hybrid powertrain are 135kW/315Nm

Total power and torque outputs are rated at 135kW/315Nm. Honda says the Civic hybrid has the highest torque outputs seen on a Civic – bar the new FL5 Type R

The new Civic hybrid has four drive modes: eco, normal, sport and individual – the latter allowing the driver to tailor different settings for the engine and transmission. 

The hybrid powertrain is paired to what Honda calls a e-CVT fixed-gear transmission, a setup that produces “a smooth, linear feel” and a “calming cabin environment”.

Honda Civic e-HEV 2023 instrument cluster
A 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster is standard on the Civic e-HEV

At the announcement of the Civic hybrid model, Honda claimed a combined fuel economy rating of 4.7L/100km. 

Civic e-HEV specification run-down 

Standard equipment on the new hybrid Civic includes:

  • A 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 9.0-inch central touchscreen
  • 12-speaker Bose sound system
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • A heated steering wheel
  • Leather-appointed seats 
  • Eight-way adjustable driver seat and four-way adjustable front passenger seat
  • Rear USB ports 
  • Active noise control
Honda Civic e-HEV 2023 on road driving rear
The e-HEV variant of the Civic will go on sale in Australia on December 1

Standard safety features for the Civic hybrid include:

  • 11 airbags including driver knee airbag and front centre airbag
  • Traffic sign recognition 
  • Intelligent speed limiter 
  • Autonomous emergency braking 
  • Lane-keep assist 
  • Lane departure warning 
  • Traffic jam assist 
  • Automatic high beam 
  • Adaptive cruise control 

Honda Civic 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are driveaway.

  • VTi-LX: $47,200
  • e:HEV LX: $55,000 
  • Type R: $72,600