Honda will soon launch the all-new tenth-generation Civic in the Indian market. The launch is expected to happen by the end of February or early March this year. Before the official launch, Honda dealerships across India have started taking the bookings for the car. The pre-order booking can be done at Rs. 51,000 and the amount is refundable. It should be noted that Honda is yet to start the official bookings for the all-new Civic in the Indian market. These bookings are taken by the dealerships exclusively.
The Honda Civic skipped a whole generation in the Indian market and the tenth-generation car was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo last year. Honda officially announced the launch of three all-new cars in the Indian market this financial year which will end in March. Out of the three cars, Honda has already launched the all-new Amaze and the all-new CR-V in the market. The Civic will make its return to the D-Segment and will compete with the likes of Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and the Hyundai Elantra, which have been present in the segment for quite some time now.
The all-new Civic will target the existing Honda City customers who are planning to upgrade their vehicles in the coming times. It has been caught testing numerous times on the Indian roads and recently, two Honda Civic sedans were seen without any camouflage.
It has always been an enthusiast-focussed car and will remain so with the launch of the all-new generation too. The tenth generation Civic gets a raked roofline that beautifully merges to the boot giving it a fastback look. At the front, it gets sleek full LED headlamps while the rear gets beautiful C-shaped LED tails that add a character to the car. The all-new Civic is expected to be priced at around Rs. 16 lakh for the base model while the top-end, feature-loaded version will cost around Rs. 22 lakh. Honda will bring in the all-new Civic as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) units and will assemble them in India. As per Honda, the all-new Civic is expected to get around 70% localisation, which will allow the Japanese manufacturer to price the vehicle aggressively. However, Honda is expected to follow the premium positioning strategy in the Indian market with the Civic.
The all-new Civic looks quite similar to the all-new CR-V when it comes to the interiors. It will get premium quality materials on the inside with soft-touch materials on the dashboard. Honda will offer features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the Civic along with a few high-end features. The high-end feature list can include Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assistance, Adaptive Cruise Control and more.
Both petrol and diesel engine options will be offered with the all-new Civic in the Indian market. The petrol variants will be powered by a 1.8-litre engine that generates a maximum of 140 PS and a 1.6-litre diesel engine that generates around 120 PS.