New Honda Civic and Civic Tourer prices announced

New Civic arrives in the UK in March, costing from £15,975

Honda has announced full pricing and specs for its new 2015 Civic and Civic Tourer estate, which will be available in the UK from March.

The Civic hatchback costs £15,975 for the entry-level 1.4-litre petrol with a manual gearbox. The more powerful 1.8-litre petrol costs from £17,635 and tops out at £25,935 if you go for the highest trim level with the optional automatic gearbox.

Diesel power for the Civic hatch comes in the form of a 1.6-litre engine. This is only available with a manual gearbox and costs from £18,755 to £25,740 depending on trim level.

The Civic Tourer estate comes with the choice of a 1.8-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel engine. The petrol starts at £18,650 (manual) and £20,085 (automatic), with the manual-only diesel costing from £19,755.

Fuel economy figures for diesel version of the new Civic are impressive – as much as 78.5mpg for the hatch and 74.3mpg for the estate. All the diesels have low enough CO2 emissions to qualify for free road tax, except for the top-of-the-range Tourer. The petrol engines' economy ranges from 42.8 to 52.3mpg.

Trim levels for both versions of the UK-built Civic will be mostly familiar to Honda buyers. They consist of the entry-level S, followed by SE, Sport, SR and EX Plus.

Entry-level S trim models get alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, MP3 player connectivity, vehicle stability assistance, active braking and hill assistance (to stop the car rolling away when stopping or starting on a slope).

Parking sensors, air-conditioning and cruise control are standard on SE trim, while the new Sport trim adds some neat styling touches.

The highest-spec SR and EX Plus trims add equipment such as leather seats, heated front seats, a better stereo and bigger alloy wheels.

Upgrading to the Navi versions of each trim, which adds sat nav to the equipment list, costs around £600 extra. In addition, you can also opt for the DASP (Driver Assistance Package), which adds more safety technology such as forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, traffic-sign recognition and blind-spot monitoring. This also costs £600 extra and is available on higher trim levels.

Finance deals on the Civic mean that a typical 1.8-litre petrol model can be yours for around £209 a month. In addition, the previous generation of the Civic will continue to be offered at a discount of around £3,000.

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