High-revving turbodiesel Civic will be made, says Honda engine guru
23 October 2007

Honda is planning to build a diesel-powered Civic Type-R according to the company's top powertrain engineer, Kenichi Nagahiro."As long as it is in keeping with the Type-R brand we will do it," he told Autocar. "But high revving has to be part of it and that's what we're working on."A Civic Type-R D is likely to be powered by the most powerful version of next year's new 2.2-litre diesel, which will be launched in the new Accord.It's likely to have at least 180bhp and a massive 320lb ft of torque.We've already had a sneak preview of the new 2.2-litre diesel – click here to find out what it's like.

Our Verdict

Honda Civic
The ninth generation of Honda’s venerable hatch has moved upmarket, although the styling is divisive

The Honda Civic is an impressive achievement and a worthy rival to the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, but it isn't quite up to class-leading standards

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