|Honda has just announced a new addition to the popular British-built Civic range. The 1.4 i-VTEC Civic Sport will become the entry level product in the Civic family when it hits showrooms next month.|
Specifically styled as a more sporty and aggressive version of the family hatchback, the Honda Civic Sport features a unique color-coded rear spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels and shares some of the striking design characteristics of the Civic Type R , with a lower grille mesh and a black roof lining for the cabin.
The advanced 1.4-liter i-VTEC single overhead camshaft (SOHC) engine has been fine-tuned to boost both its dynamic performance and its environmental credentials. CO2 emissions are at 131 g/km while the engine delivers a maximum power output of 100 PS and a torque figure of 127 Nm. The new 1.4-liter petrol engine variant, available in manual transmission, joins the 1.6-liter, 120 PS diesel engine and the 1.8-liter, 142 PS petrol engine in the Civic Sport line up.
With the next generation Civic concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and due in showrooms at the start of 2017, Honda in the United Kingdom is revising the current Civic family line up in line with customer demand. The Sport will become the entry level with the SE and SR grades completing the line up.
According to Honda U.K., the addition of the 1.4-liter petrol engine version of the Sport strengthens the brand’s Civic family line up and makes the more aggressively styled version of the popular family hatchback more accessible. At the same time, the smaller engine makes the Honda Civic Sport more economical and more efficient and therefore a much more attractive proposition for entry level buyers.
The new 1.4 i-VTEC Honda Civic Sport will be available at Honda showrooms in the United Kingdom from May onwards, at a starting suggested retail price of 18,360 pounds.