The Honda Civic 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel model is now available with an efficient nine-speed automatic transmission. Available on all grades with the 1.6 i-DTEC, the 9AT gearbox delivers refined shifting whilst maximising fuel efficiency.
This is the first time that a combination of a diesel engine and an automatic gearbox has been available on a Honda Civic.
With a wide spread of gears, the nine-speed transmission boasts superb efficiency: the very low first-gear ratio delivers a smooth and powerful launch, while a high top-gear ratio ensures low engine speed while cruising, which reduces fuel consumption and noise.
The 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine produces 120PS at 4,000 rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. Combined with the nine-speed automatic gearbox, it can power the Civic from zero to 62 mph in 11 seconds, and on to a top speed of 124 mph.
As well as impressive economy – 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle of the revised NEDC test – the car also recorded low CO2 emissions of 108g/km (4-door) and 109g/km (5-door).
The Honda Civic 1.6 litre i-DTEC Automatic will be available in both four-door and five-door variants and is available to order now. Head over to the Honda website to configure yours.