Honda UK has announced that the four door saloon version of the Civic will be available from August, with prices announced closer to launch.
The Civic saloon will be available in both petrol and diesel powertrains.
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 UK’s head of car Phil Webb 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 boasts that the new saloon will be “wider, longer, and lower than any of its predecessors,” with an aggressive face. The result is increased interior space which is uncluttered, while the seating position is lowered to help drivers “feel connected” to the car.
The four door saloon has been engineered from the ground up and represents a “significant step forward for Honda in the C-segment”, benefiting from the largest single model global development programme in the company’s history.
Details on pricing, specification, grades and fuel efficiency will be announced closer to launch.