2013 Honda Civic DTi-S i-DTEC diesel now on sale in Australia

Josh Bennis

Honda’s first turbo-diesel Civic launches today, the new 2013 Honda Civic DTi-S, equipped with what Honda calls Earth Dreams Technology. The new DTi-S is also the first ever Honda in Australia to sport a diesel engine.

The new 1.6-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder engine offers Civic owners the chance to keep emissions low (105 g/km) and fuel costs down, with an official combined fuel rating of 4L/100km. Power figures are 88kW and 300Nm.

The engine uses a Garrett turbocharger that features a variable-nozzle design, while its rotational speed is controlled by the Civic’s electronics to keep turbo-lag at a minimum. Maximum boost pressure is 21.7psi.

Compared with the regular Civic hatch, the DTi-S model is slightly more aerodynamic, featuring a full-length under tray to maximise air flow.

Key features of the DTi-S hatch are a five-star ANCAP safety, a reverse camera, Active Noise Cancellation to reduce low frequency noises, halogen headlamps, daytime running lights, cruise control, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Civic Hatch DTi-S starts from $26,990, and for now is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.

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