Honda goes diesel
Arevised120PS1.6litrei-DTEC diesel engine will join the Honda Civic range early next year and the Japanese brand saysitwilloffer‘anoutstanding combination of performance and efficiency’.
The new engine is one of the first units to be officially tested under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure fuel consumption and emissions cycle, which comes into force this year.
While data from the familiar New European Driving Cycle test is based on a theoretical driving profile.
Theefficiencyenhancements for the new Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC result in fuel economy and CO2 emissions starting from 76.3mpg and 99g/km.
The new engine produces 120PSat4,000rpmand300Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, powering the Civic from zero to 62mph in 10.4 seconds.