As Ford Cancels its Future Sedans in America, Honda Introduces the Civic Saloon to the U.K.
It’s an affordable “four-door coupe”by Robert Moore, on
Honda’s new-gen Civic is quite the looker. Here in the States, we were lucky enough to get both the hatchback (and the Type R, finally) and the sedan or “saloon” as our European brethren call it. Over in the U.K., however, the only choice is the Civic Hatch, but that will change now as Honda plans to bring the saloon to U.K. dealers by August 2018.
What Can U.K. Buyers Expect from the Honda Civic Saloon?
Compared to the Hatchback the U.K. knows and loves, it’s roomier, and has a rear end that’s far less aggressive
Well, you can get a good idea of what to expect by looking at the Civic Sedan here in the states. As you can see from the images, it’s almost identical. Compared to the Hatchback the U.K. knows and loves, it’s roomier, and has a rear end that’s far less aggressive. It gets that very sleek roof design that lets you get into a “four-door coupe” as the Germans call them on a budget.
The interior will be heavily based on the Civic Hatchback, but to get a good look, we’ve included a picture of the Civic Sedan above. There’s no word on what standard features it will carry in the U.K., but here in the States we get automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, cruise control, adjustable steering wheel, LED pocket lights, rear seat heater ducts, cargo area light, rear defrost, and LED gear indicators on models equipped with an automatic transmission. From EX-T trim and above you’ll get dual-zone auto climate control, a leather steering wheel, and leather shift knob. EX-L and higher trims get the auto-dimming rearview mirror.
As far as powertrain options are concerned, at launch, you’ll have the choice of two.
As far as powertrain options are concerned, at launch, you’ll have the choice of two. The first is a 1.0-liter gasoline engine – the same one that’s in the hatchback – while the diesel option will net you a 1.6-liter which is also from the hatchback. In the hatchback, the gasoline engine offers up 128 horsepower while the diesel offers up just 118 ponies. On that note, the gasoline engine will be offered with a CVT transmission or a six-speed manual. The 1.6-liter can be equipped with the same six-speed manual or a brand new nine-speed automatic.
For now, Honda is withholding any pricing information or official specifications for power output of fuel efficiency, but those should come to light sometime before it officially goes on sale in August. Stay tuned for updates.
Read our full review on the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan.
Read our full driven review on the 2017 Honda Civic Type R.
Read our full review on the 2017 Honda Civic Type R.
Read our full review on the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback.