Driving impressions on all variants of the revised Civic 5DR and Civic Type S are strictly embargoed until Monday 1 December. There is no embargo for all other models including the revised Civic Type R, Civic Hybrid and the new diesel automatic featured on the Accord.
I have not driven an i-shift but it sounds like even the old i-shift is quick compared to the ´box in a Smart. I am sure the gearshifts take 2 seconds....
Sorry, you lost me.If you tried one FWH, you would find it slower than your 1.8, but not by as much as you think. I have driven the 1.4 manual, 1.8 i-Shift and obviously mine, and can say you would not believe the official figures either.
Believe me, its no Type-R, but its not the slowcoach Honda would say it is.