The new 2012 Honda Civic will feature a cleaner and more powerful economical diesel engine. The 2.2 litre i-DTEC engine will emit just 110g/km of co2 emissions which will deliver lower running costs for owners. Extensive wind tunnel testing was carried out to improve the car’s aerodynamics, reduce drag and refine high speed stability, all of which contribute towards lowering emissions.
This new lower Co2 figure will also enable customers to benefit from free road tax for the first year and only £20 per year from then on. Company drivers will be able to take advantage of BIK tax rates among the lowest for a small family car.
“To achieve a good CO2 figure, you need to optimise every aspect of the car,” says Katsushi Watanabe, Development Leader for the engine. “Reducing the emissions was our key target and we’re proud to say that we have achieved this without compromising the high performance character of the engine. We want our customers to have fun when they drive this car.”
The new 2012 Honda Civic will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.