Honda extends Civic range with low-tax diesel engine

  • Honda introduce new 1.6-litre diesel into Civic range
  • BIK tax-band at 21% in the 2017/2018 tax year
  • Emits 99g/km CO2 emissions
  • Honda introduce new 1.6-litre diesel into Civic range
  • BIK tax-band at 21% in the 2017/2018 tax year
  • Emits 99g/km CO2 emissions

With efficiency and low emissions high on the agenda for vehicle manufacturers and company car drivers, Honda has added a 120hp 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine to the Civic range, available from March 2018.

The new engine is one of the first units to be officially tested under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) fuel consumption and emissions cycle.

It’s the new testing regulation coming into force this year using actual driving data gathered from around the world rather than a theoretical driving profile like its New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) predecessor.

The lowest CO2 emission level in the current petrol Civic range stands at 106g/km for the 1.0-litre turbo. The new diesel engine and exhaust system results in fuel economy and CO2 emissions starting from 76.3 mpg and 99g/km, sitting the vehicle in tax band 21 in the current tax year (2017/2018).

What does this mean for company car drivers? For 20% tax payers, the current Civic in SE 129PS VTEC Turbo will cost £64 per month. We anticipate the new model could be the ‘go-to’ model for company car operators.

Further to this, a nine-speed automatic transmission will augment the Civic’s powertrain options in mid-2018.

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