Few cars manage to stay in the breach for over 40 years, one of these is the Honda Civic best seller of the Sol Levante house from 1972 with over 24 million of units spread all over the world. 700 thousand units are sold annually. Civic, now in its ninth generation, is successful because it meets the needs of customers with a design that distinguishes it. Dynamic driving, low running costs, practicality and safety. In addition to the classic turbo petrol engines of 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 liters, now the brand new 4-cylinder diesel 1.6 i-Dtec is added. Real flagship for efficiency and economy, which develops 120 hp, with a maximum torque of 300 Nm at 2000 rpm. Co2 emissions of only 93 g / km (sedan)
The new engine thanks to innovative friction reduction technologies, such as Chrome-molybdenum alloy steel pistons, boasts average consumption of 3.5 l / 100 km (sedan in the average cycle). The new Civic is wider, longer and lower than previous models. And the innovative design underlines its sportiness. Habitability and interior space are at the top of the category. The advanced infotainment system is compatible with Android and Apple.
We tested the Civic 1.6 i-Dtec with 6-speed manual transmission (the 9-speed automatic will be available later) on the roads of the Roman countryside , around the lake of Bracciano. Receiving very positive feelings . A quick and empty recovery is combined with a fluidity of gear that is rarely found on cars of this type
Thanks to the generous torque you can keep the sixth gear at 60 km / h and resume without jerking or annoying waste. The road holding and the braking system are really excellent even without the adaptive suspension (available on request), as well as the easy approach to all the latest-generation onboard equipment already from the Comfort version (23,900 euros), which is add Elegance (26.400), Executive (28.900) and Premium (29.900). The Civic 1.6 i-Dtec is produced in Great Britain at the Swindon Honda factory and deliveries will start in March
Honda Jazz 1.5 i-Vtec Dynamic 130 hp
Other news ad high technological content is the Honda Jazz 1.5 i-Vtec Dynamic 130 hp. It marks the European debut of this new high-performance petrol engine, which can be combined with the Cvt automatic transmission. In practice, the “paciosa” family car turns into a roaring beast that bites the asphalt
Here too, innovation is all about the engine with high efficiency and efficiency. With a maximum torque of 155 Nm at 4600 rpm and reduced CO2 emissions of 124 g / km with the Cvt transmission (133 with manual transmission). And average consumption of 5.4 l / 100 km. A new, sportier design characterizes the Dynamic. The version supports the 1.3 i-Vtec with 102 hp, available only in other versions. The Dynamic is already on sale and costs 18,300 euros (to be added 600 euros for the Navi and 1,350 for the Cvt exchange).