Autocar Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC EX: UK first drive review

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    honda-civic-diesel-1. New 1.6 turbodiesel engine raises the Civic's game in the UK Our first steer on UK roads in a Honda Civic you’d consider buying with your head as well as your heart: the 1.6 turbodiesel-powered Civic, with wallet-friendly 78.5mpg and 94g/km headline economy and emissions figures.Truth is, at present the Civic’s oddball looks would instantly turn off many looking for an economy-minded hatchback, and even if they win you over, only petrol engines and a larger 2.2-litre turbodiesel could be found in the line-up until now.That’s all changed with the arrival of the new smaller engine, which has been five years in the making.Honda hopes the new engine’s economy figures and performance will thrust the Civic back into the heartland hatchback arena in the UK and the rest of Europe.