Sporty new Honda is super competitive

Honda Civic sport

Honda Civic sport - Credit: Archant

The new Civic and Civic Tourer are more affordable than ever

Honda Civic sport

Honda Civic sport - Credit: Archant

Honda’s facelifted Swindon-built Civic hits forecourts this month with up to £1,620 off compared to equivalent spec levels for the outgoing model.

The family car range is aggressively positioned in the market place with prices from a competitive £16,815 on the road for the entry-level 1.4 i-VTEC manual S, which will include the all-new Honda Connect infotainment system, rising to £26,970 for the 1.8 i-VTEC Ex Plus Tourer estate.

An example of PCP, a popular way of driving a new Honda, is a 1.8 i-VTEC Sport for £209 a month over three years with 5.9% APR.

The Civic benefits from a sporty new front design and a specification upgrade inside.

The decision to reduce the price was taken to ensure the new Civic is significantly competitive in its sector. As part of the Honda sale the current model is also available with a £1,500 discount and £1,500 deposit contribution, representing an attractive £3,000 saving.

Leon Brannan, head of cars at Honda UK, said: “The decision to reduce the price of the 2015 Civic and Civic Tourer range is aimed directly at benefitting the customers’ wallet. Making the 2015 Honda Civic more accessible confirms our ongoing commitment to our customers to offer excellent value, with excellent service.”

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The new Civic range will be available with five generously equipped trim levels S, SE, SR, Sport and EX (with the Navi option adding Satellite Navigation) and will have City Brake Active System as standard across the range.

DASP (Driver Assistance Package) costs an additional £600 on the SE plus, SR and Ex Plus grades, adding safety technologies such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind sport information, traffic sign recognition

and a high beam support system.

The entry-level S grade features 16” alloy wheels, headlight auto on/off, LED daytime running lights, USB/AUX jack (iPod compatible), one touch magic seats, power windows and heated power mirrors, alarm, immobiliser, deflation warning system, hill start assist and vehicle stability assist.

In addition the all-new Honda Connect system with Navi (optional) and City Break Active system will become standard.

The SE grade incorporates features found in the S grade models, but adds a leather steering wheel and gear stick, parking sensors (front and rear), cruise control with speed limiter, remote retractable door mirrors, 17” alloys, FR brake 16” vented disk (excluding 1.4 petrol), climate control dual auto A/C.

The new sport derivative to the Civic range offers distinctive alloy pedals, black roof lining, 17” black alloy wheels, privacy glass (rear doors and tailgate window tinted), colour-coded tailgate spoiler and unique body colour-coded lower mesh grill.

Moving up the range, the SR grade boasts ultrasonic sensors, leather interior, heated front seats, glass roof, auto dim rear view mirror (as standard), driver seat power lumbar adjust and high power audio with 8 speakers.

The EX Plus tops the range with smart entry and start, passenger seat power lumbar adjust, driver seat power adjustable side support, interior clue ambient lighting, 17” alloy wheels and LED headlights.

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