Test: Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport, sports beats

Quickens the pulse, because waiting for the radical Type R, Honda Civic renews its entire range with sportier also dyes, especially in this new Sport version.

Test: Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport, sports beats

Test: Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport, sports beats

Test: Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport, sports beats

Test: Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport, sports beats

There was a time, not too long ago, the Japanese car Taraban his marker legally required to its 180km / h top speed always limited. Today, with creations like an imminent Honda Civic Type R already announced 270 km / h top to break records in its segment, that figure has definitely passed into history. However, the Honda itself could now be extrapolated to the beats per minute to suddenly beats like manufacturer: back to maximum pace. The needle, of course, will not fall time, and less one 2015 that has already begun to permeate its entire range of sportsmanship.

Far from being casual, the Honda Civic Type R coincides almost time with his back to F1 with Mclaren and the return of their legendary supercar, a Honda NSX Senna made it great and should now push the figure of Fernando Alonso. Image certainly much more passionate brand that below also countersign a new Honda Jazz more nerve, a CR-V which has just released a 1.6 biturbo powerful diesel engine 160 hp and above all, the new Honda Civic that is updated now appealing to the most sensitive conductive fiber. While waiting for the Type R, its most popular versions we already anticipate how far this compact. And the base, I must say, is downright good.

seal Sport

mildly Honda Civic updated this in optics, drivers and bumpers, It is however this New Sport version which almost submerged today on a Japanese compact `tuning 'discreet officer. Its new lower grille honeycomb and evokes its next radical variant Type R, also adding 17-inch wheels in black, and a larger rear diffuser spoiler body color to cap a more aggressive look always. You see, but also feel.

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport

chunkier steering wheel, new metal pedals, and firm cortitos change paths ... this new Honda Civic is now almost the BMW of general compact. Accurate as long as supported by the very good platform, now earns an extra dot of spicy, not only in this Sport version, but throughout 2015. Just Civic range start to perceive a firmer suspension which combines well with the consistent overall feel.

Not that the Honda Civic out before much less soft, but now feels stiffer, more rebotón, copying over all its way through the asphalt. It enthusiast like profile, no doubt, but not the rest will be dramatic, as still under adsorb the well the speed bump or rut high frequency: Never imagine a dry board. This new damping adjustment joins new features of a stability control selectively applies braking now in the different wheels to improve cornering the Honda Civic, and a recalibrated steering to become one of the best on the market, both for accuracy as well as reporting.

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport

I will not tell you is the fastest of its kind, because the new Honda Civic still lacks a little more fatigue strength under braking and overrunning some body movement when approaching its limits, but it now can boast as being of the most agile, safe compact with a more rigorous front end and, in general, more sense of sportsmanship transmitted. Not forgetting the added value which is always on the Honda Civic choose diesel mechanics, though Honda offer here currently only an option that, yes, hits the center of the target again.

Is the best diesel engine?

And is that, indeed, this i-DTEC engine aluminum, minimum friction and 120 hp we still find Today the best drive market 1.6. Strongly even before 1500 rpm (more than any 1.6 TDI Volkswagen group or the 1.6 dCi Renault) is then in its stretched delicious, with a Improper good acoustics of a Diesel Y exchange developments very tight to always make the best of themselves; So that exalt the podium of the fastest in performance segment (now up slightly improves its responsiveness to gain some traction), while maintaining very low consumption that will see road down from 5.0 l / 100 km on average to crown a very nice set in your driving, even though not provide the best insulation between rivals: a Peugeot 308 or a VW Golf the more refined feel and less aerodynamic noise.

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport

Sportiness and feelings you see always present in a new Honda Civic that although it may seem contradictory, still caring, and much, its practical side. Except for a newly somewhat limited rear headroom, and projections contours on the dashboard and the door panels which slightly limited access ergonomics and comfort in sporty driving, the Honda Civic offers one of the most spacious cockpits together with the VW Golf and Seat Leon, further completed as practical solutions as a flat floor, a `Magic rear seat 'that fold back to transport bulky objects (courtesy of mounting the fuel tank under the front seat) and he more boot segment with 500 liters of load (And much less hidden drawer) that do not reach many saloons, even many minivans.

All in addition to the Honda Civic one better equipment, now standard with more advanced Honda Connect multimedia system with great 7 inch taken from the new CR-V, and even longer system autobrake able to avoid the collision up to 32 km / h to, from there, always minimize injuries, and you'll certainly have one of the most interesting compact market. Perhaps the most.

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport

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