Who says diesel is dead? Honda don't as they roll out revised 1.6-litre Civic
Honda doesn't believe diesel is dead - well, not for some time - as they celebrate the arrival of a heavily revised 1.6-litre.
Of course they are not putting all their eggs in the diesel basket - the new CR-V crossover will only have petrol (1.5-litre turbo) and hybrid powerplants, for example.
It will be late summer by the time we see it, by the way. But this Civic 1.6-litre diesel hatch is noteworthy. It made a huge name for itself in the previous model with claims of extraordinary fuel consumption.
It has been heavily revised to increase its suitability under current Euro6 regulations and they are now claiming consumption of 3.5litres/100km and emissions figures of 93g/100km.
Honda claims the new engine also substantially reduces the level of harmful NOx emissions.
The Civic 5dr hatchback range starts from €23,750.
The new diesel (120bhp) model has a high level of standard specification.
Honda's SENSING system - a menu of advanced safety and driver-assistance technologies - is standard across the range.