Honda Civic gains new base engine for the Sport version in the UK

Honda Civic gains new base engine for the Sport version in the UK image

British motorists will be able to snatch the Honda Civic Sport with an all new 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine complimenting the other two powertrains already available, with pricing starting from £18,360.

The Civic Sport line-up has another option, this time for the price-conscious buyers, as the new entry-level 1.4-litre gasoline engine will drop the base price to 18,360 British Pounds. So far the Japanese automaker offered the Civic Sport with an 1.8-litre petrol version costing £19,995 or with a 1.6-litre diesel engine setting prospective buyers back £21,190. The naturally-aspirated 1.4-litre unit churns out 99bhp – which is a clear nod to the Ford Focus 1.0-litre Ecoboost Zetec or the Vauxhall Astra 1.4-litre Sri, which pack 99bhp and both start from £18,595. Just as the Focus Zetec and Astra Sri carry sporty credentials, the Civic Sport also packs a design influenced by the most hardcore entry in the range, the Civic Type R.

On the other hand the 1.4-litre unit will not carry the power to the look credentials as its main objective is reaching high marks on the efficiency and running costs boards. The 1.4-litre unit will return a Honda-estimated 51.4 mpg (UK) combined – meaning 5.49 liters per 100 km for our continental readers. Emissions will stand at 131g/km of CO2 and the trip to 62 mph (100 km/h) will be rather lengthy, taking up 13.5 seconds. The maximum speed is also rather unimpressive, at 116 mph (186 km/h).

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