By Stewart Smith on 2018-01-16 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Prices released for
Honda Civic diesels
HONDA has announced prices for the new diesel Civic manual hatchback.
It is set to hit UK forecourts next month and with the automatic available in early summer.
The entry-level S model with manual transmission will start from £20,120 rising to £24,925 for an EX trim car with the six-speed manual gearbox - some £1,700 more than a similar specification petrol model.
Trim levels will mirror those of the existing 1.0 VTEC Turbo petrol model with S, SE, SR and EX trims available.
The EX trim is also available with an optional Tech Pack for £600 which adds LED headlights with washers, LED fog lights, wireless phone charging and heated rear seats.
PCP pricing has also been confirmed for the new car, which is built at Honda's UK manufacturing plant in Swindon; with monthly payments starting at Â£249 a month on a three year 5.9 per cent APR contract for a Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE Manual.
The comprehensively revised 1.6 i-DTEC engine will deliver a combination of performance and efficiency. It produces 120bhp at 4,000 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm.
Pricing for the automatic Civic diesel will follow in the summer when the car becomes available.
Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK, said: "The arrival of the diesel variant completes the line-up for the Civic hatchback in the UK.
"This 1.6 i-DTEC is the most technologically advanced diesel unit we have launched to market and will deliver a very competitive offering for both the retail customer and the fleet market."
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