Honda Reports 16% Increase in European Car Sales
Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders UK suggest 23 percent more people bought Hondas in Britain than in the first quarter of 2012. The figures are unsurprising if you consider the new 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine introduced to the Civic and CR-V is the one unit that's been missing from the lineup for so long.
The Civic and its new compact diesel engine are both manufactured in Britain, at Honda's factory near Swindon. Soon, the same 1.6 will also be available on the CR-V crossover and from 2014, on a new C-segment estate model. Both will be built in swindon.
Commenting on the first quarter sales performance, Honda Motor Europe President, Manabu Nishimae said: “Economic conditions in Europe remain very challenging. Nonetheless, we have been encouraged by good customer demand for our new models such as the CR-V and the 1.6 litre i-DTEC Civic.”