The Honda Civic boasts sleek, distinctive lines and a highly refined ride – plus a new, sporty edge. Intelligent engineering makes it economical, too, making this the ideal hatchback for everyday driving enjoyment.
This five-door hatchback is now lighter yet more rigid than ever before, maximising your performance on the road. The body is wider, longer and lower than the outgoing model, with smooth and racy lines giving you an athletic appearance. This is enhanced by attention-grabbing LED daytime running lights, along with bold 16 and 17-inch alloy wheels. Sleek, glass panes add to the model’s contemporary appearance.
A comfortable interior awaits in the cabin, which is kitted out with premium materials. From the cockpit, the driver enjoys a prime view of the road ahead through the broad windscreen – and all functions are intuitively laid out on the dashboard. As for boot space, you have a generous 477 litres – that’s more than enough for your shopping or luggage. Fold down the ‘Magic Fold’ rear seats to increase this to 1,210 litres (including 70 litres of useful under-floor storage space).
When it comes to safety, Honda has you covered from every angle – starting with the shock-absorbing body structure. Meanwhile, multiple airbags provide all-round protection, while electronic brakeforce distribution, vehicle stability assist and anti-lock braking keep you steady in tough conditions. There’s also SENSING technology, which uses radar technology to implement collision- mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition.
Hi-tech features also kit out the cabin, keeping you entertained and informed on the move. The seven-inch Honda CONNECT touchscreen offers flawless syncing to your mobile through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – so you can make calls and stream your music.
A new aerodynamic design and Honda’s latest engineering innovations (or Earth Dreams Technology) combine to deliver sporty performance and great economy in equal measure. The 1.6-litre diesel engine is a leader in its class, returning an impressive 78.5mpg with just 94g/km of CO2. This means you can enjoy driving thrills without compromising on efficiency. For an extra-athletic touch, choose the six-speed manual gearbox – it’ll take you through the rev range in superior style.
HONDA has claimed top honours in the 2018 MPG Marathon, not only achieving the best overall economy but the highest improvement compared to its combined-cycle figure over two days and almost 350 miles of real-world driving. Driven by BBC Transport Correspondent Paul Clifton and his daughter Francoise, the Civic 1.6i-DTEC recorded an impressive 87.5mpg over a mixed route spanning from the Cotswolds to the Peak District. Not only is that a 7% improvement in fuel economy versus the NEDC Correlated combined- cycle figure, but it’s a 42.7% improvement over the forthcoming WLTP test data too. The results validate the ongoing importance of diesel for company car fleets and motorwaymileage drivers. For those who want excellent economy, long range, reliability and low tax liability, the Civic ticks every box. Honda’s latest-generation diesel engine also meets the stringent new Euro 6d-TEMP standard, which assesses on-road emissions versus laboratory results. Honda’s state-of-the-art 118bhp 1.6-litre i-DTEC engines have taken multiple class and overall wins at the MPG Marathon since they were first entered in 2014. The latest generation, comprehensively revised for the new Civic, returns up to 80.1mpg with CO2 emissions from 93g/km, with reduced noise, weight and friction and sharper responses. For the first time, it can also be paired with Honda’s slick nine-speed automatic transmission, offering extra comfort for high-mileage drivers.
Want to get behind the wheel of the new Honda Civic Hatchback? It’s easy here at Geo Collins Honda – all you need to do is book a test drive. Make an enquiry online, pick up the phone, or head to our showroom in Herstmonceux, near Hailsham, East Sussex. We look forward to hearing from you.
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