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Honda to bring larger Civic saloon to UK showrooms

Honda Civic saloon

Honda dealerships will be able to offer a larger version of the Civic to customers when the brand brings a saloon version to UK showrooms in August.

Unlike the existing hatchback, which is built at Honda’s UK manufacturing facility in Swindon, the new model is built at the Japanese brand’s factory in Turkey.

Wider and longer than the hatchback, the new addition to the |Honda range claims to offer “class-leading interior space”.

Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK, said: “The Civic is a core model for Honda in Europe and has been at the heart of the brand’s strong sales and manufacturing heritage, with the hatchback built in Swindon.

“The arrival of the saloon to the UK market compliments the Civic family and will be a great addition to our showrooms alongside what is already a very successful range for Honda.”

Honda will offer petrol and diesel variants of the new Civic saloon.

The petrol version will be the 1.0 i-VTEC available on the Civic hatchback since launch and comes with either the CVT or manual transmission.

The 1.6 i-DTEC diesel powertrain was launched earlier this year in the hatchback and will be available with the same manual transmission or a new nine-speed automatic.

Honda said that the saloon features a short front overhang and taut lines that reference the strong aerodynamic efficiency.

The seating position is again lower to give the driver a greater feeling of connection with the car, it added, while combining “unrivalled passenger and luggage space with versatile, practical usability”.

Details on the pricing, specification, grades and fuel efficiency will be announced closer to the Civic saloon’s launch.

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