It might have been a long wait, but the tenth-generation Civic diesel is now here, and it was well worth it. Not only is the car itself now much sportier, the heavily revised 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine is one of the best in the business. It is refined and smooth and great performance has been achieved while maximising its fuel-efficiency, with a claimed 80.7mpg figure on the combined cycle. There might be no Tourer estate this time around, but open up the hatchback and it reveals a massive 478-litre boot that’s much bigger than the majority of rivals can manage.
Price Ј20,145 to Ј24,950 Trim levels S, SE, SR, EX Engines 1.6 Diesel (118bhp) Engines 5-door hatchback CO2 emissions 93g/km Combined fuel economy 80.7mpg