Honda Civic performs impressively at MPG Marathon

JonathanOctober 24, 2013

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The company has cemented its reputation and enhanced its efficiency credentials after the MPG Marathon, where the Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC performed well.

In the test of 23 cars that took part in the event, the Honda model took third place overall from mpg, just behind the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic and Renault Clio Dynamique, which are much smaller than the Japanese vehicle.

The Civic returned an overall mpg of 84.87 over the 367-mile course that tested all forms of driving. This figure is just 4mpg behind the overall winner and exceeds the official statistics from the manufacturer by just over eight per cent.

It also recorded the third lowest CO2 emissions of the models on test, with just 94g/km.

Lee Wheeler, manager-corporate operations at Honda (UK), said: “The fact that our small diesel 1.6 i-DTEC powered Civic five-door finished a very respectable third in the MPG Marathon illustrates the key benefit our new Earth Dreams Technology to fleet users – far less trips to the filling station than many similar sized competitor models.”

Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology is now available in the Civic five-door hatchback and CR-V, with the manufacturer set to bring it to the Civic Tourer in the near future.

The event, which is organised by the Fleet World Group, is designed to be a true real world test that demonstrates the benefits to the environment and the wallets and purses of drivers by employing simple, smart driving techniques.

Ross Durkin, managing editor of Fleet World Group, said that the aim of the event is to make it as representative of everyday driving as possible.

“The new format meant that hardly any drivers took the same route and it was absolutely fascinating to follow their progress via the TRACKER website.”

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