The latest, 2018 Honda Civic Diesel sedan, which is also coming to India, has got a stunning mileage figure on the European test cycle. The 2018 Civic Diesel using the 6 speed manual gearbox has got a 29.41 Kmpl mileage rating. The 10th generation Civic will be launched in India by the end of this year, with the same diesel engine and gearbox combination. In India as well, expect the Civic Diesel to be the most fuel efficient car in the D-Segment sedan category, with a mileage rating of over 28 Kmpl. With such great mileage figures, the Civic Diesel is expected to be much more fuel efficient than even the Honda City Diesel.
The diesel variant of the Civic will use the 1.6 liter i-DTEC turbocharged diesel engine. This all-aluminium engine is already built in India by Honda, at its Tapukara factory. Honda currently exports this engine to Europe. This engine will be offered in two new Honda cars – the all-new Civic and the 7 seat CR-V.
While the Civic will get this engine with a single turbocharger and 118 Bhp-300 Nm outputs, this engine on the CR-V will get twin turbos to boost outputs to 158 Bhp-350 Nm. While this engine will be offered with a 6 speed manual gearbox on the Civic, it is expected to get an additional option on the CR-V – a 9 speed automatic gearbox.
The Civic sold in India will also have a petrol engine. The petrol engine will be the highly regarded 1.8 liter i-VTEC unit with 138 Bhp and 174 Nm. This is an engine that has been used on multiple variants of the Civic, making it a tried and tested option. 6 speed manual and CVT automatic gearboxes will be offered on the new car.
The new Civic is meant to be upgrade options for current Honda City owners in India. Prices of the car are likely to start from around Rs. 15 lakhs. The new car will take on other D-Segment sedans in India such as the Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra and the Skoda Octavia.