Honda UK has announced the four door saloon version of the Civic is coming to the UK market. Built in Turkey, the Civic saloon will be available with both petrol and diesel powertrains and will be on dealer forecourts from August.
The petrol version will be the 1.0 i-VTEC available on the Civic hatchback since launch and comes with either the CVT or manual transmission. The 1.6 i-DTEC diesel powertrain was launched earlier this year in the hatchback and will be available with the same manual transmission or a new nine-speed automatic.
Wider, longer, and lower than any of its predecessors, according to Honda, the all-new Civic saloon has a short front overhang and taut lines that reference the strong aerodynamic efficiency. A sharp and aggressive ‘face’, pronounced wheel-arches hint at the saloon’s sporting character.
Similar to the hatchback, the new wider, longer platform results in what Honda says is class-leading interior space. The interior features “a simple, uncluttered layout and exceptional refinement”. The seating position is again lower to give the driver a greater feeling of connection with the car.
Building on the 40-year heritage of the Civic name, and similar to the hatchback, the four door saloon has been engineered from the ground up and Honda says it represents a significant step forward for the company in the C-segment, benefiting from the largest single model global development programme in the company’s history.
Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK, commented: “The Civic is a core model for Honda in Europe and has been at the heart of the brand’s strong sales and manufacturing heritage, with the hatchback built in Swindon. The arrival of the saloon to the UK market compliments the Civic family and will be a great addition to our showrooms alongside what is already a very successful range for Honda.”
Details on pricing, specification, grades and fuel efficiency will be announced closer to launch.