Honda Civic Hatch Diesel Has Arrived

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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.

2013 Civic Hatch DTi-S dash

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
Full specifications, press kit and images are available from

The Civic Hatch DTi-S has a Manufacturer’s List price (MLP) starting at $26,990* (flat paint manual transmission).

* Excludes Dealer delivery and statutory charges. Metallic paint is $525

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