‘Best SME Company Car to Buy’
If you have a small business in need of a small fleet of cars then look no further than the Honda 1.6 i-DTEC which has just scooped the award for ‘Best SME Company Car to Buy’. The Civic got top marks and saw off all competition in the category for cash-rich SME firms looking to maximise their tax position with cars that qualify for the 100% writing down allowance tax break and emit no more than 95/km Co2 emissions.
The Honda Civic was praised for its low purchase price, whole life costs, BIK costs and driver appeal. It was also noted for its comfort and refinement plus the three-year, 90,000-mile warranty, along with Honda’s reputation for great reliability just what any SME small fleet needs.
Ralph Morton, Editorial Director of Business Car Manager said “full marks to Honda for winning this one. If you haven’t driven the new Honda Civic diesel, do yourself a favour and try it. It’s not only great to drive fast or slow, the fuel economy is astonishing, try getting it under 50mpg. Added to which, an SME firm can buy one and immediately get the cash flow benefit of 100 per cent capital allowances. No wonder the judges marked it out as a winner.” Lee Wheeler, Manager-Corporate Operations at Honda (UK) said “this award is yet further testament to the fleet credentials of our small diesel 1.6 i-DTEC engine, with its numerous benefits to businesses of any size. The Civic 1.6 i-DTEC is fast becoming a real favourite for both companies and their employees and we’re delighted with this recognition from such a leading authority as Business Car Manager.”
Four trims are offered the SE, ES, EX and the EX GT and all new Civics come with the Ideal Stop fuel saving technology and an ECON switch, the switch informs the cars management system to adopt certain settings to improve fuel consumption. With all this fuel saving technology no wonder this lmodel can boast such fantastic figures for fuel economy. The Honda Civic is also one of Europe’s safest cars, it was awarded Euro NCAP’s maximum five star rating and in addition Euro NCAP announced that they are extending Honda’s Euro NCAP Advanced reward for its Collision Mitigation Braking System technology to include the new Civic. This system is an emergency braking system that is designed to prevent collisions with vehicles where are stationary of travelling in the same direction. The aim is to alert the driver to imminent collision either at low speeds when driving around town or at the higher speeds when on the motorways.