Honda has re-introduced the Civic in the Indian market after a gap of 7 long years. Honda launched the 10th generation civic earlier this year and the all-new car has received a good response from the market. Honda has received around 2,400 bookings for the car in just 40 days since Honda officially started taking bookings for the car.
The all-new 10th generation Civic is priced at Rs. 17.69 lakh, which makes it costlier than all other vehicles in the segment. The Honda Civic takes on the likes of Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla and the Skoda Octavia in the Indian market. It not known how much the waiting period does the car comes with at the moment. The all-new Honda Civic is being produced at the Greater Noida plant of the brand in Uttar Pradesh. It should be noted that the Civic is Honda’s best-selling car in the world and India is one of the 10 countries in the world where the production of the Honda Civic takes place. The car is sold in over 170 markets around the world, making it quite popular.
The all-new Honda Civic gets powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants of the car 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. The petrol engine comes only with a CVT automatic transmission. The diesel variants of the Honda Civic get powered by the same 1.6-litre diesel engine that also powers the all-new Honda CR-V in the Indian market. It generates a maximum power of 118 Bhp and a peak torque of 300 Nm. The diesel variants of the Honda Civic are only available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The diesel variants return a phenomenal fuel efficiency of 26.8 km/l while the petrol variants offer a maximum of 16.5 km/l according to the ARAI tests.
The all-new Civic is quite loaded with features and even the base variant of the sedan offers features like 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED cabin lamps, 12.7cm infotainment system, four-speakers, paddle shifters for the petrol version, remote engine start with the petrol variant and more. All the variants of the all-new Civic offer ABS+EBD, electronic parking brake, four airbags and remote opening and closing the windows as standard features. The top-end variant offers full LED automatic headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, rain sensing wipers, electrically adjustable and remote controlled sunroof, lane watch camera and 6 airbags.
The Honda Civic targets the existing Honda customers who already own a Honda City and are looking to upgrade to a new vehicle. Honda is also expected to bring in new variants and automatic diesel variants if the market demands the same.