Honda unveiled the Civic Concept—a five-door hatchback design exclusively developed for the European market—at the Geneva Motor Show.
The styling of the Civic Concept is very close to the mass production model that will debut later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will be introduced in early 2006 in Europe.
The new Civic hatchback will feature the award-winning 2.2 i-CTDi diesel engine (earlier post), as well as a gasoline engine line-up. With this new Civic, assembly of the diesel engines will be introduced to the Honda UK plant.
Applied in the Accord diesel, the 2.2 i-CTDi engine offers combined fuel economy of 43.3 miles/gallon (US), or consumption of 5.44 liters/100km, with CO2 emissions of 143 g/km.