Motoring review: Honda Civic Sedan 1.0-Litre VTEC impresses with ease

by Staff Reporter

Words by Declan Glynn

Building on its 40-year heritage, the all-new Honda Civic Four-Door Sedan stays true to the original Civic concept of “a car for all people, a car for the world”.

The new car is a marriage of distinctive design, sporty styling and versatile practicality – with a renewed focus on rewarding driving dynamics.

The all-new Civic has been engineered from the ground up to fulfil the promise of agility on the road, while also having the ability to turn heads with its striking design language.

A lightweight, highly rigid bodyshell complements the car’s lower centre of gravity, while a sophisticated new suspension system contributes to an engaging and fun driving experience.

The new Civic debuts an all-new 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo petrol engine that has been developed specifically to deliver a powerful, engaging and efficient driving experience, and a comprehensively revised 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, which delivers outstanding real-world efficiency and refinement.

The new Honda Civic Sedan is available in two lavishly equipped trim levels – Smart Plus and Premium, while all models come with Honda Sensing as standard.

Featuring a collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, intelligent speed limiter, intelligent adaptive cruise control, and traffic sign recognition, this innovative suite of advanced safety and driver assistance technologies ensure the new Civic is among the very safest cars in its class.

My review car was a Honda Civic Sedan 1.0-litre Turbo (petrol) Smart Plus model which looked amazing in stylish Lunar Silver metallic paint.

Key equipment in this model includes a leather multi-function steering wheel, 17” alloy wheels, climate control automatic air-conditioning, auto wipers, electrically retractable door mirrors, driver seat lumbar support and front and rear parking sensors.

Other features included Honda CONNECT with GARMIN Navigation, two USB/HDMI inlets, front fog lights, alarm system, Bluetooth, and Low Speed Following (CVT/9AT transmissions only).

Honda’s CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is optional in petrol engine guise, while Honda’s wonderfully smooth 9AT (9-speed automatic transmission) is available as an option with the diesel engine.

Pricing for the most sophisticated Civic sports sedan ever starts at just €27,750.

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