Honda Civic gains new base engine for the Sport version in the UK image

British motorists will be able to snatch the Honda Civic Sport with an all new 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine complimenting the other two powertrains already available, with pricing starting from £18,360.

The Civic Sport line-up has another option, this time for the price-conscious buyers, as the new entry-level 1.4-litre gasoline engine will drop the base price to 18,360 British Pounds. So far the Japanese automaker offered the Civic Sport with an 1.8-litre petrol version costing £19,995 or with a 1.6-litre diesel engine setting prospective buyers back £21,190. The naturally-aspirated 1.4-litre unit churns out 99bhp – which is a clear nod to the Ford Focus 1.0-litre Ecoboost Zetec or the Vauxhall Astra 1.4-litre Sri, which pack 99bhp and both start from £18,595. Just as the Focus Zetec and Astra Sri carry sporty credentials, the Civic Sport also packs a design influenced by the most hardcore entry in the range, the Civic Type R.

On the other hand the 1.4-litre unit will not carry the power to the look credentials as its main objective is reaching high marks on the efficiency and running costs boards. The 1.4-litre unit will return a Honda-estimated 51.4 mpg (UK) combined – meaning 5.49 liters per 100 km for our continental readers. Emissions will stand at 131g/km of CO2 and the trip to 62 mph (100 km/h) will be rather lengthy, taking up 13.5 seconds. The maximum speed is also rather unimpressive, at 116 mph (186 km/h).