The tenth generation of the Honda Civic has arrived in Ireland and is in dealers now.

The Civic represents over 50% of Honda’s sales in Ireland, and this is an important new model for the brand.

The new car is launching with a 1.0-litre 127hp and 1.5-litre 180hp turbo petrol engine, with a 1.6-litre diesel to join before the end of the year. The 1.0-litre is priced from €23,750 and the 1.5-litre from €28,550.

The Honda Civic hatchback comes with a high specification from base with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies coming as standard including lane departure warning, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition and forward collision warning.

Read my first driving impressions of the 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre Honda Civic from the European press launch in Barcelona.

Caroline Kidd