HONDA’S low-emission Civic Hybrid has recorded rapid growth during the first months of 2008, with sales up by a staggering 206 per cent.
CO2 emissions of just 109g/km make the Civic Hybrid one of the cleanest saloons on the market – but it’s also one of the fastest growing cars in the UK.
‘The performance of the Civic Hybrid over the past 12 months is pleasing, but not surprising,’ says John Kingston, Environment Manager, Honda (UK). ‘In 2007, the alternative fuel segment was 76 per cent up – further evidence that car buyers in the UK are looking at emissions and other environmental credentials before purchasing.’
Honda expects the proposed changes to the VED system announced by the Chancellor in his Budget earlier today, to continue to drive customers towards cleaner cars.
‘The growth of lower-emission cars, like Civic Hybrid, will form a solid platform for Honda to launch our Global Hybrid car in early 2009 – which will be smaller and more affordable,’ adds John.