The new Honda Civic four-door saloon will cost from £19,395 and is being launched with a sharp PCP offer with monthly payments from £259 a month.
Sitting alongside the existing Civic five-door hatchback, the Civic four-door saloon is a car that’s targeting Honda’s more traditional retail buyers – people who have owned a Jazz or two, and are now looking for something to trade up into.
The firm also believes there’s an opportunity with corporate buyers seeking a company car that’s a bit fancier than the hatchback norm, without costing a fortune and thus edging out of their user-chooser lists.
As such, the firm’s offering the Turkish-built model in with 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo petrol and 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbodiesel guise. The diesel will do up to 83.1mpg and emit 91g/km CO2 in its most economical guise, and even the automatic version can do 68.9mpg and 108g/km CO2.
The petrol averages a similarly impressive 58.9mpg, and picking the CVT auto takes this up further, to over 60mpg.
Like the Civic hatchback, the Civic four-door is offered in SE, SR and EX trims (no, there’s not going to be a Type R variant…). Even SE trim has a raft of Honda Sensing safety tech such as forward collision warning, road departure mitigation, traffic sign recognition, collision mitigation auto-braking and adaptive cruise control.
SR, for less than £1,000 more, adds dual zone climate control, auto wipers, rear parking camera and Honda Connect infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
EX is a stiff £2,860 more, but includes leather seats, LED headlights, keyless entry, heated rear seats and wireless smartphone charging.
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The SE petrol opens the range at £19,395; the SE diesel is £20,745 – so diesel carries a £1,350 premium.
And that PCP offer? It’s a 5.9 percent APR deal that runs for three years and 10,000 miles a year. The £259 a month special deal is on a mid-range 1.6 i-DTEC SR.