Cleaner and More Powerful Engine for 2012 Honda Civic

Cleaner and More Powerful Engine for 2012 Honda Civic

The new 2012 Honda Civic will feature a cleaner, more powerful and economical diesel engine to deliver lower running costs for owners.

Improvements to Honda's 2.2-litre i-DTEC engine, coupled with a low-drag body design, mean the new 2012 Civic emits only 110 g/km of CO2 - while producing a powerful 150 PS and 350 Nm of torque.

This new lower CO2 figure signals a drop of 29g/km over the outgoing model and will enable customers to benefit from free road tax for the first year (and only £20 per year from then on), as well as cheaper fuel bills. Meanwhile, company car drivers will be able to take advantage of BIK tax rates among the lowest for a small family car.

The improved engine also shows that customers do not need to sacrifice on power to achieve better economy - the 2.2 diesel delivers a 10 PS boost over the outgoing engine.

The second of five films on the development of the new Civic features Honda engineers discussing the i-DTEC engine and the Civic's low emission technology. The video can be viewed at

The new Honda Civic that's more confident, clever and versatile makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.