27 February 2015

Honda confirms Irish pricing for new Civic

Honda Ireland has launched upgraded versions of its Civic and CR-V models, writes Trish Whelan.

Styling changes to the Civic reflect elements of the upcoming Civic Type R, and include a new grille, bumper and lights design, and a new rear spoiler. Entry pricing remains unchanged and starts from €21,895.

Petrol engines include the 1.4 i-VTEC and 1.8 i-VTEC automatic; the diesel is the 1.6 i-DTEC which offers class-leading, real-world fuel economy levels with consumption of 3.6 L/100km (that's 78.5mpg) and an annual road tax from €180.

The 1.4 Comfort is available from €219 per month with 4.9% APR finance available across the range until 31 March.

Four trims are offered: Comfort, Sport, Si (new to the range) and Executive.

Standard equipment has been improved for 2015 and all models now feature City-brake active system, Bluetooth, 16-inch Alloy wheels, Climate control, Alarm, Magic Seats, Idle Stop, Ec Assist, Hill Start Assist, Remote audio controls, LED Daytime running lights, and Front centre armrest.

The new Honda Connect system is standard on all grades except entry level and offers a new tablet-style 7-inch touchscreen interface allowing for internet access, phone connectivity and a range of other functions with Mirrorlink and Siri compatibility.

The refreshed Civic also sees the introduction of Honda's Agile Handling Assist system as standard on hatchback models.

The upgraded CR-V crossover gets a 160hp 1.6 diesel AWD version, and the car also now has the City Brake system as standard.

There have also been detail changes to the styling, and improvements to the steering and suspension.

The new engine has CO2 emissions of 129g/km and a 57.7mpg equivalent fuel consumption.

Again, the entry price of the CR-V remains unchanged at €31,995. The 1.6 AWD starts at €37,495. This latest model is now available in dealerships across Ireland.

This latest model is now on sale in Honda dealerships in Ireland.

Pictured above are John Saunders, Sales Director; and Adrian Cole, Managing Director of Universal Honda Ireland with the CR-V.

Honda CR-V