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Honda piles on the power

HONDA has launched its first ever CVT transmission said to offer more performance than anyone else's similar transmission system. The Honda continuously variable transmission is linked to a powerful 1.6-litre VTEC engine installed in a Civic and the vehicle will have an on the road price of £14,485 - some £900 more than a manual version.

The Civic has a top speed of 106mph with a 0-62mph time of 10.7 seconds. Fuel consumption figures show a 'combined' total of 42.8mpg which is better than a conventional four speed automatic but not quite as good as a manual box.

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