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Honda rings the changes as a four-door Civic saloon touches down in UK

By Paul Connolly

For as long as anyone can remember, the hugely-popular Honda Civic has been a five-door hatchback.

All that changes next month, however, when a four-door Civic goes on sale in forecourts across the UK.

The four-door car is more of a saloon than a hatchback, which will appeal to people who want a more family-car feel about the car.

This week, Honda announced the UK price and specification of the new Civic saloon.

As expected, there is a slight price premium over the standard Civic hatchback.

The entry-level SE petrol model with manual transmission will start from £19,395 on the road, rising to £27,120 for a top-spec EX diesel automatic, again on the road.

Official emissions and efficiency figures for the new saloon are very good, starting from a tax-free 91g/km CO2 for the 1.6 i-DTEC manual, which will deliver up to 83.1mpg.

The range’s diesel automatic will officially deliver up to 68.9mpg and emits 108g/km CO2. 

The petrol version is almost  clean with 107g/km CO2 for the CVT while the manual petrol emits  110g/km CO2, making the Civic four door one of the cleanest saloons in its class, according to the manufacturer. 

The petrol version is equally efficient, officially delivering up to 58.9mpg for the manual and 60.1mpg for the CVT.

As previously predicted, trim levels mirror those of the existing hatchback model with SE, SR and EX trims available.

Even the entry level SE grade is well equipped, including Honda SENSING suite of safety features, collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition. 

SR grade adds rain sensing auto wipers, dual climate control air conditioning, parking sensors and Honda CONNECT (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and a rear parking camera.

The EX trim further includes leather seats, smart entry and start, LED headlights with washers, LED fog lights, wireless phone charging and heated rear seats.

There’s a decent PCP pricing offer too - with monthly payments of £259 a month on a three year, 10,000 mile contract on 5.9% APR for a 1.6 i-DTEC SR manual.

Honda says the new saloon completes the Civic line-up. Phil Webb, of  Honda UK, said: “The arrival of the four door variant now completes the line-up for the Civic family in the UK.

 “With the hatchback and the four door now available, we have a strong Civic range whether it’s a corporate or retail customer looking for a car.”

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