New 2012 Honda Civic Hatchback Priced from £16,495 in the UK

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Honda has released UK pricing and equipment levels for the new Civic, which made its world premiere at the 64th International Auto Show in Frankfurt earlier this month. Buyers can order their car now with first deliveries set to take place in January.

In Britain, the ninth-generation Civic will be available with three engines and a choice of four trim levels. Prices for the five-door hatchback start at £16,495 for the entry-level 1.4-liter petrol model and top out at £26,595 for a fully equipped 2.2-liter diesel.

All versions of the 2012 Civic are fitted with an ECON driving mode, which is similar to the one seen on the Jazz and Insight hybrids managing engine settings in order to improve fuel consumption, It also includes an “Idle Stop” auto stop/start system on manual-gearbox equipped models.

The entry-level SE trim level includes 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic air-conditioning and USB connectivity for MP3 players and costs £16,495 with the 100HP 1.4-liter petrol engine, £17,995 with the 140HP 1.8-liter unit and £20,095 with the 150HP 2.2-liter i-DTEC diesel.

Next up is the ES trim which costs £18,995 with the 1.8-liter petrol and £21,095 with the 2.2 diesel. On top of the SE specs, it includes a leather steering wheel, dual-zone air-conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control with speed limiter, automatic headlights and wipers, a rear view parking camera, key fob-operated windows and folding mirrors, and a 6-speaker audio system.

The third trim available in the UK is the EX, which adds leather upholstery, heated front seats and an HDD audio and navigation system. It is priced at £21,745 with the 1.8-liter petrol and £23,845 with the 2.2-liter diesel.

The top of the range model is the EX GT. It adds keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking sensors, bi-xenon headlights, a panoramic glass roof, privacy glass, auto-dimming rear view mirror and 17-inch alloy wheels. It is priced at £24,495 and £26,595 with the 1.8-liter petrol and 2.2-liter diesel engines respectively.

From March 2012, UK Civic buyers of the SE and ES trim levels will have the option of adding a T-Grade package, which, for an extra £995, adds a touch screen satellite navigation system, to the standard specification.


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