HONDA is planning to reintroduce a saloon version of the Civic to its mainstream line-up for the first time in more than a decade.
The two-box, booted version of the Civic was given the boot from Honda's main Civic line-up back in 2005, although a hybrid version of the saloon was sold in the UK from 2006 to 2010,
Now, however, the four door Civic is back and will be on dealer forecourts from August.
Built in Turkey, the Civic saloon will be available with either a one-litre petrol engine or 1.6 litre diesel, both available with either manual or auto transmission.
Building on the 40-year heritage of the Civic name, and similar to the hatchback, the four door saloon has been engineered from the ground up andrepresents a significant step forward for Honda in the C-segment, benefiting from the largest single model global development programme in the company's history.
Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK, commented: "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 familyand will be a great addition to our showrooms alongside what is already a very successful range for Honda."
Details on pricing, specification, grades and fuel efficiency will be announced closer to the new car's launch in the summer.