Families, business drivers and solo motorists looking for a versatile hatchback need look no further than the new Honda Civic. It's got the compact body and agile turning circle to cope with tricky journeys around town, as well as the endurance and resilience for much longer drives.
The new generation of the model has an edgier look than its predecessors, showcasing precisely sculpted headlights integrated with the front and a unique rear spoiler shape. In remodelling the car, Honda has drastically improved airflow over the body, lending the Civic noticeably higher agility and fuel economy. It also has a more supportive design, incorporating LED daytime running lights and 'coming home/leaving home' automatic lights to guide you in the dark.
The same amount of reworking is evident on the inside. In a subtle yet effective change from the surrounding 'cockpit' style, all of the most important controls have been arranged directly in front of the driver's position. Honda's trademark 'Magic seats' entertained.
The car is provided with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines, spanning from 1.4-litres to 2.2-litres in capacity. With a minimum of 99bhp, the Civic is always quick off the mark and delivers generous torque at the mid-rev range. Idle Stop mode integrated with the majority of engines cuts down fuel consumption by cutting power when the vehicle's waiting or at a standstill.
For the very best level of economy, select the hatchback with the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel option. It's a class-leading engine that delivers as much as 78.5mpg combined, potentially putting more than 800 miles between each trip to the pump.
This level of power has been combined with class-leading fuel economy and carbon emissions. The low Benefit in Kind tax rates are an important benefit for fleet buyers or company car drivers - as is the ample storage space, which can be increased to a cavernous 1,210 litres with the rear seats folded flat.
As is now the standard for the next-generation Honda range, the Civic has received Euro NCAP's five-star rating for safety. Vehicle Stability Assist and braking support systems reduce the risk of accidents and collisions in the first place, and multiple airbags are fitted to protect you should a 'worst case' scenario occur. The safety equipment list also includes whiplash-reducing front headrests, ISOFIX child seat attachments and two-stage seatbelts.
With our financing plans, special offers and high standards of aftersales care, we're proud to offer a comprehensive service to all our new car customers. Please contact Lookers Honda today - we're in Orpington - and discover the new Honda Civic for yourself.