The net result is a comfortable 5-seater saloon which achieves an EU Combined Cycle fuel consumption of 57.6 mpg, with CO2 emissions of 116 g/km. Plus the IMA model retains all of the Civic family’s class-leading safety, performance, refined handling characteristics, reliability and legendary build quality
With the benefit of the £1000 Powershift grant, £75 per annum (Band AA) VED rate, 12% BIK tax band and 100% discount from the London Congestion charge, there are some persuasive financial reasons to consider purchase of the Civic IMA.
Honda anticipates that demand for the car will easily exceed the first year allocation of 500 units, with a further 1500 planned for 2004. Such volume, while small in absolute terms is likely to make the Civic IMA a very significant player in the 'Aternative Fuel' road car category. Last year the sector accounted for less than 3000 sales in total, comprising mainly dual fuel petrol / electric vehicles.
The top 5 sellers in 2002 were as follows.
|Vauxhall Astra petrol / LPG||1144|
|Volvo S/V40 Series petrol / LPG||487|
|Toyota Prius petrol / electric||291|
|Vauxhall Vectra petrol / LPG||261|
|Volvo V70 Series petrol/LPG||154|