When it comes to the ever popular Honda Civic hatch, 2013 was a great year. Not only were sales impressive, but the Australian market received the launch of the first ever Honda diesel. The DTi-S model was launched to complement the recently updated petrol range, to complete the set.
The Diesel Honda Civic Hatch 2013 model DTi-S has an impressive range of features. The power train is a 1.6 litre Honda I-DTEC four cylinder turbo diesel complemented with a manual six speed transmission. This engine system was launched in 2011 and is already in use in a number of European diesel Honda models. The combination provides 88Kw or power at 4000 rpm and 300 Mn torque at 2000 rpm. The fuel consumption figures are listed for the combined cycle at 4.0 litres per 100 kilometres.
It is also anticipated that the Australian market will also be offered a 2.2 litre diesel model CR-V model which manages fuel consumption of 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres. This SUV model produces 110 Kw of power and 350 Nw torque.
Honda has made the claim that their 1.6 litre engine is the lightest diesel in the world. It weighs only 170 kilograms due to an aluminium block and compact turbo charger. It is also thought to be due to the company’s focus on using high strength yet lighter weight materials.
The Honda Civic Hatch 2013 updated models have a number of standard features including auto stop/start, 17 inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers and headlights, climate control in dual zones, Hill Start Assist, daytime lights, monitoring system for tyre pressures and the Magic Seats system exclusive to Honda models.
The storage capacity in the rear is listed as providing 400 litres when the back seats are upright. However, when the rear seats are folded, this increases to 1130 litres. Additionally, the vehicle has a braked tow capacity of 1500 kilograms, with unbraked tow capacity of 500 kilograms, making the Honda Civic hatch 2013 model, a very flexible and adaptable family sized vehicle.
The Civic Diesel has received an ANCAP five star rating. Safety features include side, front and curtain air bags, Anti lock brakes, Brake Assist and Brakeforce Distribution systems and Vehicle Stability Assist. These features combine to ensure that the Civic feels safe and secure even in adverse weather conditions.
The drive and handling of the diesel Civic is typically Honda. It feels quiet and comfortable to drive. The handling creates an ease when driving and provides enough power to cope with the challenges of rural or city driving. Despite the vehicle having a low profile, the ride feels comfortable and the electric assisted steering proves to be yet another Honda success. The whole package created by the Honda Civic diesel ensures that you enjoy the ride without worrying about your fuel consumption.
If you are interested in the diesel Honda Civic Hatch 2013 model, or any Honda from the current range, contact us. We would be happy to arrange your test drive or answer any questions you may have.
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