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Honda adds nine-speed auto to Civic diesel

The Honda Civic 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel is now available with a nine-speed automatic transmission, capable of delivering an official average fuel economy of 68.9 mpg.

Honda has matched a diesel and an automatic transmission for the first time in a Civic

Honda has matched a diesel and an automatic transmission for the first time in a Civic

The new addition marks the first time Honda has paired an automatic and a diesel together in the Civic.

Fuel consumption figures are valid across all grades and across both four-and five-door models. Honda says the nine-speed offers effective cruising thanks to a high top-gear ratio that reduces fuel consumption and noise.

The engine produces 118bhp at 4,000 rpm and 221lb.ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. Combined with the nine-speed automatic gearbox, 0-62mph takes 11 seconds, on to a top speed of 124mph.

Under the combined cycle of the revised NEDC test, the new Civic 1.6-litre i-DTEC Automatic emits 108g/km (four-door) and 109g/km ( five-door) CO2.

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Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.