Honda releases Irish pricing for its updated Civic and CR-V range
Honda has confirmed Irish pricing and specification for a series of upgrades to the 2015 Honda Civic, and its new CR-V.
Entry pricing remains unchanged and starts from a competitive €21,895 for the highly-equipped 1.4 i-VTEC Comfort model, now with additional specification including City-brake active system and Bluetooth.
The introduction of the new Civic Si marks a new more dynamic styling departure for the Civic Range.
Styling changes are intended to echo the look of the upcoming Civic Type R, and include the introduction of a new rear spoiler, new lights with integrated daytime running lights, sporty new bumpers front and rear with a diffuser style finish and an eye-catching mesh grille.
With PCP an increasingly popular option for Honda customers, as a representative example of the range, the 1.4 i-VTEC Comfort is available from just €219* per month with 4.9 per cent APR finance available across the range until March 31st.
The new Civic is marked out by increased technology, both in active safety and in connectivity. All Civic models now come equipped with Honda’s City-brake Active System, which uses radar sensors to monitor in front of the vehicle and automatically apply the brakes to reduce the risk of collision.
The system operates between five and 32km/h and is standard on all new Civics.
In terms of connectivity, the new Honda Connect system is standard on all grades except entry level and offers a new tablet-style 7” touchscreen interface, allowing for internet access, phone connectivity, and a range of other functions with Mirrorlink and Siri compatibility.
The refreshed Civic has also received significant improvements to the drive, with the introduction of Honda’s Agile Handling Assist system as standard on hatchback models.
Honda’s Engineers spent considerable time tweaking the driving dynamics to closer link the car to the upcoming Type R with revisions to the handling, suspension and steering, aimed to create a car which is sharper to drive, while remaining smooth and comfortable to drive.
Powering the Civic is a range of petrol and diesel engines including petrol powered 1.4 i-VTEC and 1.8 i-VTEC automatic, and the award-winning diesel 1.6 i-DTEC. Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology 1.6 i-DTEC offers class-leading real-world fuel economy levels, with consumption of 3.6l/100km (78.5mpg) for annual road tax from €180.
The new Civic will be available with four generously equipped trim levels Comfort, Sport, Si and Executive, and with a choice of three engines. Honda’s Dynamic Safety is available at an additional €1,500 and adds a raft of safety aids, such as forward collision warning, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, blind spot information, cross traffic monitor and high beam support system.
Generous standard equipment on the Civic has been improved for 2015 and all models now features City-brake active system, Bluetooth, 16” Alloy wheels, Climate control, Alarm, Magic Seats, Idle Stop, Eco Assist, Hill Start Assist, Remote audio controls, LED Daytime running lights and Front centre armrest.
The popular Sport grade adds the new Honda Connect internet-ready touchscreen infotainment system, Rear parking camera, Cruise control, Automatic lights and wipers, Front fog lights, Auto-dim rear view mirror, Leather steering wheel and Electrically folding mirrors.
New to the range for 2015 is the sporty Civic Si, which incorporates features such as 17” Alloy wheels in black gloss finish, Mesh front grille, Body coloured rear spoiler, Privacy glass, Black interior roof lining and Alloy pedals.
The Civic Executive tops off the range with Leather upholstery, Panoramic glass roof, Garmin satellite navigation, Heated front seats, Driver’s seat electric lumbar support, and High-power audio system.
The new 2015 Honda Civic range is available at Honda Dealerships nationwide now.
Meanwhile, Honda also confirmed Irish pricing and specification for its new CR-V, which will be arriving in dealerships across Ireland in March.
Entry pricing remains unchanged and starts from a competitive €31,995 for the 1.6 i-DTEC SE model, now with additional specification added including City-brake active system and Bluetooth.
The introduction of Honda’s new high-power 1.6 i-DTEC 160 to replace the 2.2 i-DTEC means increased power, reduced fuel consumption, and thanks to lower CO2 a significant drop in price.
All-wheel drive models now start from €37,495 in manual form, or €39,995 in 9-speed automatic, due to VRT reductions of between €2,500 and €4,500.
With PCP an increasingly popular option for Honda customers, as a representative example of the range, the 1.6 i-DTEC SE is available from just €349* per month.
The refreshed CR-V sees the arrival of the new 160PS 1.6 i-DTEC engine which utilises a dual stage turbo to provide the best power-to-consumption ratio of any SUV on sale today.
With environmental concerns linked directly to the cost of ownership, the new engine produces just 129g/km of CO2 and does a combined 4.9l/100km (57.7mpg).
Those drivers choosing the nine-speed automatic, which arrives in Ireland from June, are not penalised in their choice of transmission, with an impressive combined mpg of 5.1l/100km (55mpg).
Available in both two and four wheel drive, the new CR-V also features a world first in the new i-ACC intelligent adaptive cruise control system, which comes as part of the optional Honda SENSING Pack, available on the EX grade.
Developed in house and specifically for European roads and driving styles, the new system takes adaptive cruise control one step further, constantly scanning the road ahead to accurately predict the likelihood of drivers cutting in front when motorway driving.
Using complex algorithms, the i-ACC system gently applies the brakes to deliver a smoother and more comfortable ride and ensures a safer driving experience for Honda customers.
The new CR-V will be available with four generously equipped trim levels SE, ES, ES Sport and EX and in both two and four wheel drive.
Honda’s Dynamic Safety is introduced as standard equipment for the first time on EX grade models, while it costs an additional €1,500 on other grades and adds a raft of safety aids, such as forward collision warning, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, blind spot information and high beam support system.
The Honda SENSING Pack is an option on the EX, costing an additional €1,800. The Sensing Pack consists of collision mitigation braking system, lane keep assist, the world first i-ACC system.
Generous standard equipment on the CR-V has been improved for 2015 and now features City-brake active system, Bluetooth, 17” Alloy wheels, Dual-zone climate control, Cruise control, Alarm, Drivers’ seat electric lumbar support, Idle Stop, Eco Assist, Hill Start Assist, Remote audio controls, LED Daytime running lights and Front & rear centre armrests.
The popular ES grade adds the new Honda Connect internet-ready touchscreen infotainment system, Rear parking camera, Front & rear parking sensors, Automatic lights and wipers, Front fog lights, Auto-dim rear view mirror and Electrically folding mirrors.
Going up the range, the ES Sport features Leather & Alcantara upholstery, Heated front seats, Garmin Satellite navigation, 18” Alloy wheels, Silver roof rails, Privacy glass, High beam support system, Active cornering lights, HID headlights and High-power audio system.
The EX tops off the range with Leather upholstery, Panoramic glass roof, Smart entry & start, Electric drivers’ seat with memory, Power tailgate, and new for 2015, Honda’s Dynamic Safety Pack including Forward collision warning, Lane departure warning, Blind spot information, Cross traffic monitor and Traffic sign recognition system.
The new 2015 Honda CR-V range is available from March at Honda Dealerships, with Automatic models arriving from June, with order books open now.