Honda’s Civic is coming to the UK as a four-door coupe saloon this August.
The standard five-door hatchback is already a popular choice among families and company car drivers, but stretching the car into a saloon is sure to chime well with fleets.
It will be available with the same range of efficient engines: a single-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel. Both are available with a manual or automatic gearbox, with the diesel offering a new nine-speed auto in place of the petrol’s CVT transmission.
The new Civic saloon is wider, longer, and lower than any of its predecessors, with a short front overhang and taut lines aiding the car’s strong aerodynamics. Because the front-end is unchanged, it features the same sharp and aggressive face and pronounced wheel arches.
As with the normal hatchback, there’s class-leading interior space with a simple, uncluttered and well-appointed layout.
The low seating position aims to give the driver a greater feeling of connection with the car, and the new saloon combines unrivalled passenger and luggage space with versatile, practical usability.
Other details such as price, spec and fuel consumption will be announced closer to the saloon’s August launch. However, don’t expect the extra size and weight to impede much on the diesel’s 83.1 combined mpg.
Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK, said: “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, with the hatchback built in Swindon.
“The arrival of the saloon to the UK market compliments the Civic family and will be a great addition to our showrooms alongside what is already a very successful range for Honda.”
Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, added: “Along with the likes of the VW Golf and Ford Focus, the Honda Civic is one of the heavyweight hatchbacks that will live forever and this new saloon shape only heightens its appeal among modern motorists.”
Posted on 14th May 2018
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