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New 78.5 MPG Honda Civic 1.6-litre i-DTEC Diesel Priced from £19,400 in Britain

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There's a new fuel-efficient model joining the European market Honda Civic hatchback's range, one which is equipped with the Japanese brand's freshly revealed 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine.

Following its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in September and before it goes on sale in January of 2013, Honda announced pricing for the 1.6 i-DTEC Civic that starts from £19,400 (equal to US$31,100 or €24,200) for the base SE model, rising to £20,595 for the ES and £23,175 for the top-of-the-range EX.

Developed exclusively for Europe and built alongside the Civic hatch itself at Honda’s factory in Swindon, the 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel unit offers a maximum output of 118HP (120PS) at 4,000 rpm and 300Nm (221.3 lb-ft) at 2,000 rpm.

It drives the front wheels of the compact model through a six-speed manual gearbox, with Honda quoting a combine fuel economy of 78.5mpg UK (equal to 3.6lt/100km or 65.3 mpg US) while emitting only 94 g/km, which in Britain, translates to free road tax. The same powertrain will be offered in 2013 on the European CR-V as well.

Standard features on all trim variants of the 1.6 i-DTEC model are identical to the equivalent 2.2-litre i-DTEC cars, but with the addition of new 16-inch alloy wheels.


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5 Comments:

M.L. Lapid said... »November 02, 2012

-> Why oh why can't we have this model in the US, even as a limited number model just like the excellent Fit EV? I really can't get Honda's logic these days...(current owner of the AP2v1 S2000 mind you)

danwat1234 said... »November 03, 2012

You won't be getting 63MPG US gallons with this car unless you try really hard. Think of the VW TDI Passat in the USA, it has a 2L diesel engine, but this Civic has a 1.6L engine, smaller but not that much smaller. The average real world fuel economy on Fuelly for the USA TDI Passat is about 40.5MPG, US gallons, average. That economy might go up to 45MPG if they used a 1.6L engine instead of 2L, putting it close to the Prius.


I'd like a 1.6L Diesel Civic full hybrid in the USA ;)

donaldhump said... »January 04, 2013

Why can't they sell this here? Why do they have to be such a$$ hats?

Christopher Mennone said... »March 22, 2013

put the steering wheel on the correct side and sell it in the USA

Anthony Vito said... »April 19, 2013

GM is bring the Cruze Diesel to the US this year. There is hope for other diesels.

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