Honda's New Class-Leading, Tax-Busting 1.6 i-DTEC Civic

Honda's New Class-Leading, Tax-Busting 1.6 i-DTEC Civic 
- Eagerly anticipated small diesel engine available in the Honda
Civic from January 2013  
- Offering a class-leading combination of fuel economy and
performance-emitting only 94 g/km of CO2 with a powerful 120PS  
- Offers an outstanding 78.5 mpg on the combined cycle  
- A 'no compromise' car for the corporate market  
- Developed exclusively for Europe and built in the UK  
- Prices start from just GBP 19,400 
LONDON, ENGLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 11/10/12 -- An exciting new
chapter in the history of Honda diesels has begun with the arrival of
the b 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine. This is the first engine to be
launched in Europe under Honda's flagship Earth Dreams Technology
environmental programme and will offer customers an outstanding
balance of high fuel economy, low emissions and exciting performance. 
The new engine makes its debut in the British built Civic which will
be arriving in dealerships from early next year, priced from just GBP
19,400 and will also be making its way into the new CR-V SUV later in
2013. 
The all-new powerplant has been developed exclusively for Europe, and
tested extensively on a variety of roads across the continent. As
with the Civic itself, the engine has been built at Honda's
state-of-the-art factory in Swindon. 
This new engine catapults the Civic into the competitive corporate
market, offering a 'no co the corporate customer. With a
class-leading combination of fuel economy and performance, the new
fuel-sipping Civic 1.6 i-DTEC keeps running costs low by emitting
only 94 g/km meaning free road tax and with 78.5mpg on the combined
cycle, it's longer between fill ups. Combine this with a pokey 12 and
Honda's acknowledged reputations car for which reliability, is
expected to catch the eye of company car fleet managers and user
choosers. 
The 1.6 i-DTEC unit features a 6-speed manual gearbox and has an
exact capacity of 1597cc and in the Civic offers a maximum power
output of 120PS at 4,000rpm while maximum torque is 300Nm at
2,000rpm. The new variant will be available in three generously
equipped trim levels. Prices will start at a very competitive GBP
19,400 for the SE model, GBP 20,595 for the ES and GBP 23,175 for the
top-of-the-range EX. 
The specification for this trio of new 
variants will be identical to
the equivalent 2.2-litre i-DTEC cars, but with the addition of new
16-inch alloy wheels. The 1.6 i-DTEC EX has also been enhanced with
several desirable convenience features including front and rear
parking sensors, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and DAB digital
radio. 
Honda's advanced-DTEC diesel technology has already proved its
environmental credentials over a number of years. It went on sale in
the UK in 2.2-litre guise in the refined Accord Saloon/Tourer in 2008
and the award-winning CR-V sports utility vehicle in 2010. 
Early interest in the new 1.6 i-DTEC Civic has been very positive and
it's expected to be warmly welcomed into fleets when the first
deliveries commence in January 2013.
Contacts:
Honda (UK)
Kate Saxton
01753 590768
kate.saxton@honda-eu.com
www.honda.co.uk