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New Honda Civic saves fleets £1,800 in whole-life costs






Honda claims that its new Civic offers fleet customers the lowest whole-life costs against key petrol-powered rivals, based on figures from KeeResources.

Savings of up to £1,800 in whole-life costs across a typical contract period of 36 months are possible, when compared to the Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost, it says.

Similarly, opting for the Civic over the new Volkswagen Golf 1.4TSI cuts costs by £518.04.

These savings come from the Civic’s improved residual value (38% compared to the Focus at 29%), competitive finance and lower running costs (34.67ppm; Focus - 39.35ppm).

“Driving down whole-life costs is a key priority for Honda and the new Civic really delivers on this. For fleets looking for a petrol option, a saving of £1,800 over a contract period of 36 months is hugely significant and this, coupled with the Civic’s safety, performance and drive, makes it a compelling choice for fleets,” said Marc Samuel, fleet sales operations manager at Honda.


Honda Civic 1.0 V-TEC Turbo 129 SR CVT

Golf Hatch 5Dr 1.4TSI BMT 125 SS SE Nav DSG

Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost 125 Zetec Edition

WLC per month





The Civic has an all-new platform and is the result of Honda’s largest ever global development programme for a single model. It’s 1.0-litre turbocharged VTEC engine develops 129PS and emits 110g/km of CO2 – meaning driver will pay around £70 per month in BiK tax.

Standard equipment includes collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and road departure mitigation. 

Figures based on the latest available data (April 2017), supplied by KeeResources. Petrol is priced at 117.60p per litre.

For more running costs, click here: www.fleetnews.co.uk/car-running-costs-calculator


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  • mistryj7 - 21/04/2017 13:32

    If it is still true that the VW DSG and Ford Semi-Auto gearboxes are sometimes troublesome and expensive to repair, then the Civic looks a safer as well as cheaper option.

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