News: NEW CIVIC SPORT VARIANT LAUNCHED

In a move that will surely strengthen the performance and security of Honda’s British based workforce and that will also have Honda’s many fans rejoicing, Honda have today announced a new addition to the popular British-built Civic range. The 1.4 i-VTEC Civic Sport will become the entry level product in the Civic family when it hits showrooms next month.

Honda have confirmed to MotorMartin that this new Civic will be priced at £18,360 OTR or £199 a month on a three year PCP deal with 5.9% APR and a deposit of £3,415 and that the new 1.4-litre petrol engine variant, available in manual transmission, joins the 1.6-litre, 120 PS diesel engine and the 1.8-litre, 142 PS petrol engine in the Civic Sport line up.

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This new Civic has been specifically styled as a more sporty and aggressive version of the family hatchback, the Civic Sport features a unique colour-coded, and in MotorMartin’s eyes, rather spectacular rear spoiler as well as 17-inch alloy wheels and shares some of the striking design characteristics of the Civic Type R, with a lower grille mesh and a black roof lining for the cabin providing the new Civic with an aggressive new look.

In a move announced by Honda to MotorMartin, the advanced 1.4-litre i-VTEC single overhead camshaft (SOHC) engine has been fine-tuned to boost both its dynamic performance and its environmental credentials.  CO2emissions are at 131 g/km while the engine delivers a maximum power output of 100 PS and a torque figure of 127 Nm. 

With the next generation Civic concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and due in showrooms at the start of 2017, Honda UK is revising the current Civic family line up in line with customer demand as the Sport will become the entry level with the SE and SR grades completing the line up.

Philip Crossman, Managing Director at Honda UK, commented to MotorMartin that: “The addition of the 1.4-litre petrol engine version of the Sport strengthens our Civic family line up and makes the more aggressively styled version of our popular family hatchback more accessible.”

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“The smaller engine makes the Civic Sport more economical and more efficient and therefore a much more attractive proposition.”

The new 1.4 i-VTEC Civic Sport will be available in Honda showrooms from May onwards and is sure to become a popular choice with a great look, strong engine characteristics and sensible pricing meaning that this latest Civic deserves to do well.

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