New Honda Civic goes diesel

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New Honda Civic goes diesel

The tenth-generation Honda Civic range (pictured) is available in Ireland as a dynamic 5-door hatchback, available from €23,750.
It represents a significant step forward for Honda in the C-segment, benefiting from the largest single model global development programme in the company’s history.
The Civic is a core model for Honda in Europe and has been at the heart of the brand’s strong sales and manufacturing heritage in the region.
Diesel and petrol

The all-new Civic diesel sits beside the two all-new VTEC TURBO petrol engines that have been developed specifically to deliver a powerful, engaging and efficient driving experience, giving a choice to all driving requirements.
The Honda SENSING suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, available across the range, ensures the car is among the safest in its class.
The new Civic 5-door hatchback is built in Europe at Honda’s UK manufacturing facility.
Honda has comprehensively revised its 120 PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine, offering an outstanding combination of performance and efficiency. The development objective was to deliver an athletic response and agile feeling for the driver, greater refinement through precision technologies, and lower levels of NOx emissions.
The four-cylinder 1,597cc i-DTEC diesel engine provides maximum power of 120 PS (88 kW) at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 300Nm (221 lb ft) at 2,000 rpm. It can power the Civic from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.5 seconds.
CO2 emissions (under the updated NEDC test conditions) are from 93 g/km (Civic hatchback), when equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission.
Combined fuel economy figures under the updated test conditions 3.5l/100 km (hatchback).
Improvements
The improvements to the 1.6-litre diesel include enhancements to reduce cylinder friction, improve the efficiency of NOx conversion, and to further develop the driveability of the car.
The revised 1.6 i-DTEC employs a new turbocharger, which represents next-generation technology compared to its predecessor.
The new diesel engine with 6-speed manual transmission is front wheel drive.