Honda goes diesel

Strathearn Herald - - PERTSHIRE MOTORS -

A re­vised 120PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel en­gine will join the Honda Civic range early next year and the Ja­panese brand says it will of­fer‘an out­stand­ing com­bi­na­tion of per­for­mance and ef­fi­ciency’.

The new en­gine is one of the first units to be of­fi­cially tested un­der the new World­wide Har­monised LightVe­hi­cleTest 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.

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