Blog: The Civic's mysterious aero wings: Honda replies
Glenn Brooks | 15 September 2011
How to pick a Civic diesel from a petrol
Here's the word from Steve Kirk, PR Communications Manager for Honda UK on what those plastic add-ons attached to the rear panels of the new Civic diesel are for:
"The 'rear side spoilers' have a fairly big aerodynamic effect, affecting how the air travels off and over the rear of the body. They contribute to a reduction in CO2 of 1g/km. They are used on the diesel car to bring the CO2 down to 110g/km, which slots the model into a lower sector for taxation."
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