Honda Civic 1.6 Diesel set to challenge class leaders

Honda are set to take on the big sellers in the Family Car Market with their advanced new Civic 1.6 Diesel. T

Honda are set to take on the big sellers in the Family Car Market with their advanced new Civic 1.6 Diesel. T

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Civic name, Honda are adding a class-leading 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine to the range, the first engine in their new Earth Dreams Technology series.

Honda’s ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ series is a next generation set of technological advancements that greatly enhances both driving performance and class-leading environmental performance in terms of CO2 emissions and fuel efficiency. The new 1.6 i-DTEC, Tax Band A2, diesel engine is the lightest engine of its type in the world and in Civic produces just 94g of CO2 per km. In terms of fuel consumption, it has the potential of delivering stunning fuel consumption performance of 3.6 litres of fuel for every 100km driven,and the capability of achieving 78 miles per gallon. The 1.6 i-DTEC produces a class-leading 120PS of power and 300Nm of torque for effortless power, while Idle Stop and Eco Assist technology feature as standard.

Pricing, excluding delivery and related charges, for the Civic 1.6 i-DTEC starts at €23,975 for the high-spec SE grade which features class-leading equipment levels including Alloy wheels, Climate control air conditioning, CD with remote audio controls, 6 airbags, electric front and rear windows, alarm and idle stop as standard. ES and EX grades equipped with higher levels of specification make up the range.

Commenting on the introduction of the new 1.6 i-DTEC, Adrian Cole, Managing Director of Universal Honda Ltd, said ‘The launch of the new Civic 1.6 Diesel represents the dawn of an exciting chapter in Honda’s history and provides us with a highly creible competitor in the volume mainstream family hatchback segment, which accounts for 3 out of every 10 cars sold in the Irish market. We can now compete head on with the market leaders such as the Ford Focus and VW Golf with a high spec, efficient and well priced Civic range and look forward to the challenge of winning over new customers to Honda for the first time’

The Honda marque is currently experiencing strong growth in the Irish Market, with new models and new Dealers contributing to make Honda one of the fastest growing car brands in Ireland. We are confident that through the introduction of the new ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ 1.6 litre diesel engine in the Civic range Honda is well positioned to achieve significant growth in 2013 and beyond.” He added.

The Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC is available now to test drive at Honda Dealers nationwide and until 31st January comes with the addition of 2 Years Free Servicing.