Japanese manufacturer, Honda, saw that in order to conquer the European market they would have to embrace diesel technology – something they’ve been pretty passionate about ignoring for quite some time. But this is the modern era and that pig headed approach will most likely result in losing their place in the metaphorical championship – the result? Honda have become more mainstream with the 2015 Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC.
When you’re looking for diesel power in a hatch or an estate you’ll often be confronted with 2 extremes – somewhat unexciting 1.6ltr units or pricier and inefficient 2.0ltr units. The cleverness behind the 120ps 1.6ltr i-DTEC diesel engine is that you no longer have to commit to an extreme in this scale and it’s available in the 9th generation Honda Civic Hatch and Tourer estate models. Yes it is [...]