All-new Honda Civic launched: A lot costlier than the Toyota Corolla

Honda has launched the all-new Civic in the Indian market today. It is the tenth-generation Civic and is available in three trim levels. For the first time in India, Honda is also offering the Civic with a diesel engine. Honda started taking official bookings last month, and the deliveries are expected to start soon. The price starts at Rs. 17.69 lakh, ex-showroom, India.

All-new Honda Civic launched: A lot costlier than the Toyota Corolla

The all-new Honda Civic looks will take on the likes of the Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia and the Toyota Corolla Altis in the Indian market. It gets powered by both petrol end diesel engine options. The petrol variants are powered by a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that develops a maximum power of 139 Bhp and a peak torque of 174 Nm. It is only offered with a CVT automatic transmission. The diesel variants get the 1.6-litre EarthDreams engine that is also available with the all-new CR-V in the Indian market. It churns out a maximum of 118 Bhp and 300 Nm. The diesel variants are only available with a manual transmission. In the future, Honda may launch the diesel automatic version, if there’s a demand for it in the market.

Honda Civic price ex-showroom, India:

Petrol: V – 17.69 lakhs, VX – 19.2 lakh , ZX – 20.99 lakh

Diesel: VX – 20.49 lakh , ZX – 22.29 lakh

The Hyundai Elantra carries a base price tag of Rs. 13.81 lakhs, Skoda Octavia’s base variant carries a price tag of Rs. 15.99 lakhs and the Toyota Corolla Altis is priced at Rs. 15.7 lakhs.

The diesel version of the all-new Civic is the most fuel-efficient car in the segment, and it returns a maximum of 26.8 km/l while the petrol variants come with a rated fuel efficiency of 16.5 km/l.

All-new Honda Civic launched: A lot costlier than the Toyota Corolla

The all-new Civic is available in three different trim levels. Here is a detailed list of features in each trim of the sedan.

All-new Honda Civic launched: A lot costlier than the Toyota Corolla

Honda Civic V (Base)

The base variant of the Honda Civic offers 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, projector headlamps with halogen bulbs, LED DRL, LED tail lamps, LED cabin lights, electrically adjustable ORVMs, and automatic driver and passenger windows. On the inside, the all-new Civic’s base variant comes with a 12.7cm infotainment system with four speakers, steering-mounted controls, paddle shifters with the petrol variant, remote engine start with the petrol variant, rear AC vents, four airbags, vehicle stability assist, hill start assist, ABS+EBD, electronic parking brake, reverse camera with sensors and remote opening and closing of the windows.

Honda Civic VX (Mid)

The mid-level variant of the Honda Civic is offered with ivory leather seats, 8-way power adjustable driver seat, bigger 17.7 cm infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 17.7 cm TFT instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control system, cruise control system, all four powered windows with one-touch up and down, auto folding ORVMs, automatically dimming inner mirror, four tweeters, leather steering wheel, multi-view reverse camera, interior ambient lighting, USB and HDMI ports.

Honda Civic ZX (Top)

The top-end version of the Honda Civic comes with 6 airbags, lane watch camera, full LED automatic headlamps, LED front fog lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, rain sensing wipers and electrically operated sunroof with remote opening and closing.

The all-new Honda Civic is targetted at the existing Honda City customers who are looking to upgrade to a more premium sedan. This is the third all-new car from the brand after the all-new Amaze and the all-new CR-V in the Indian market.