Introducing the new Honda Civic 1.6-litre i-DTEC
Honda, the leading Japanese automaker is introducing the new Civic 1.6 i-DETC, one of the most fuel efficient cars which Honda has revealed recently. The Honda Civic 1.6 i-DETC, a hatchback model, is powered by a 1.6-liter i-DTEC frugal diesel engine is the latest model joining the hatchback’s range in the European market. The automaker is super-frugal hatchbacks. It was during the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show that they revealed this model promising a variation in style retaining the Torsion Beam suspension at the back. The model is set to go on sale in the automotive market around 2013 January and price of the new i-DTEC Civic is estimated to be in the range starting from £19,400 (equivalent to €24,200 or US$31,100) for the base SE model.
The ES and the elite range EX are estimated to be priced at £20,595 and £23,175 respectively. Built alongside the Civic hatch, they are developed exclusively for Europe at Honda’s factory in Swindon, the 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine provides a maximum output of 118HP (120PS) at 4,000 rpm and 300Nm (221.3 lb-ft) at 2,000 rpm. Equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, the front wheel drive compact model offers a combine fuel economy of 78.5 mpg UK (equivalent to 65.3 mpg US or 3.6lt/100 km) with only 94 g/km emission rate thus falling within the lines to avail the free road tax in Britain.
For the 1.6 i-DTEC model, the standard features are identical to the equivalent 2.2-litre i-DTEC cars except for the additional 16-inch alloy wheels in the former. Honda tweaked the 2.2 litre i-DTEC to increase the horse power, but to be more fuel efficient, during the time they revealed the new Civic. The Honda Civic 1.6 i-DETC will hit the showrooms for sale, starting the deliveries in January 2013.
via cars uk