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Honda's Civic Hatch Diesel Has Arrived

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TULLAMARINE, AUSTRALIA – April 16, 2013: Honda Australia has today launched its Earth Dreams Technology series with the all-new 1.6 litre diesel engine for the Civic Hatch range.

The 1.6-litre i-DTEC combines the practical solutions and spacious interior of the Civic Hatch with the first engine for Australia from Honda’s new Earth Dreams Technology series.

The new 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine combines competitive power, with 88kW and 300Nm of torque and CO2 emissions of just 105 grams per kilometre, offering an impressive balance between fuel economy and performance.

Rising fuel prices around the world and increasingly stringent environmental performance targets led Honda to work towards introducing Earth Dreams Technology, a new generation of powertrains that achieve advanced driving performance combined with low emissions at an affordable cost.

Key features of the DTi-S include:

  • 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine
  • Fuel economy of 4L/100 kms and CO2 emissions of 105g/km
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Five-star ANCAP safety rating
  • ECON mode, Eco Assist function and Auto Stop mode
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) System
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Auto on/off halogen headlights
  • Daytime running lights and fog lights
  • Automatic rain-sensing front wipers
  • Intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID)
  • Cruise control and adjustable speed limiter
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
  • Honda’s ‘Magic Seat’ system
  • Reversing camera
  • 17 inch alloy wheels