Honda announced the launch of the three all-new cars in the Indian market before April 2019. The all-new Amaze and the all-new CR-V have already been launched in the market and the all-new tenth generation Civic will be launched in the first week of March 2019.
The all-new Civic will be launched in the Indian market after the manufacturer skipped the launch of the ninth generation model. The all-new Civic looks nothing like the older model that was available in the Indian market. It will be a completely knocked down (CKD) unit and will be built right here in India. This will ensure that Honda can price the all-new Civic competitively in the market.
Honda has already said that they are planning to use localise as much as possible for the all-new Civic. As much as 70% of the parts are expected to be localised. Even though Honda will get the advantage of local sourcing, the price of the all-new Civic is likely to stay above the competitors like Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla Altis. Honda has always priced their product at a premium in the Indian market and the Civic will follow the same pricing strategy.
The all-new Civic was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo and it looks way more futuristic than the eighth-generation Honda Civic that was available in the Indian market. It is already available in the international markets and has been caught testing on the Indian roads recently, which indicates that Honda must be testing the localised parts on the upcoming Civic. It looks very inspired by the Honda Accord and gets an aggressive design language.
With the new Civic, Honda will target the current Honda City owners in the Indian market. Honda City was first launched in 2014 in the Indian market and as per Honda’s chief, the current Honda City customers would want to update their vehicles soon and the City would be a good choice for them. Honda first launched the current-generation City in the Indian market way back in 2014. Currently, there is no bridging sedan between the Honda City and the most expensive Honda’s vehicle in India, the Accord.
The Honda Civic in the Indian market will be powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants would get the 1.8-litre engine that is expected to generate around 140 PS of maximum power. The diesel versions of the car will be powered by the 1.6-litre EarthDreams engine that debuted in the Indian market with the all-new CR-V. The diesel engine is expected to produce around 120 PS in the Civic. Both the engine options will get automatic transmissions as an option.
The all-new Civic is also expected to get features like a sunroof, 6-airbags, ABS with EBD, wireless charging, leather seats, collision warning, cruise control and more.