New 2018 Honda Civic diesel: UK prices and specs

Honda introduces 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel to Civic range this March, with new WLTP test cycle promising strong fuel economy

The Honda Civic is set to gain a 1.6-litre diesel engine for the 2018 model year with prices starting from £20,120 when it goes on sale in the UK this March. Currently, the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine can only be ordered with a six-speed manual gearbox, although a nine-speed automatic Civic diesel will follow this summer. 

The 118bhp unit was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. It produces 300Nm of torque at 2,000rpm, which helps the hatchback achieve 62mph from standstill in 10.5 seconds. 

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The Civic's diesel engine is a heavily revised version of the one found in the outgoing car's powertrain, with engineers reducing friction for greater efficiency and claiming to have improved noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels. 

Honda previously claimed a 76.3mpg fuel consumption figure for its new 1.6-litre diesel Civic, which is actually down on the previous model's economy claims. That's because the new Civic diesel is one of the first cars to be tested on the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure, a test that uses real driving data instead of the lab-based tests the controversial NEDC cycle uses. However, final confirmation of the actual economy figure is still to come.

Four trim levels are on offer for the manual Civic diesel, with the entry-level S kicking things off at £20,120. It’s also available on a PCP contract with the £20,220 Civic SE diesel available from £249 a month on a three-year contract.

The highest spec Honda Civic diesel is the EX trim, which costs £24,925. It features keyless entry, leather interior, adaptive dampers and heated front seats and can also be specified with the optional £600 Tech Pack. This includes LED head and fog lights, wireless phone charging and heated rear seats.

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