The CEO of Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) Yoichiro Yeno, has just confirmed that the Civic D-Segment sedan would be launched in India during 2018. The car will be positioned above the City sedan. It will compete with the Toyota Corolla Altis, the Hyundai Elantra and the Skoda Octavia. Expect prices of the new Civic to start from over Rs. 15 lakhs. The car was unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo, alongside the all new Amaze and the 4th generation CR-V.
The CEO of Honda said,
The Civic will be driven in later this year, and this will be placed over the City sedan.
The new Civic that will be sold in India is the 10th generation model. It gets a brand new exterior design and looks a lot different from the Civic that was discontinued in India a few years back. Apart from the styling, the interiors of the car are also all-new, and a many features have been added. Space also has increased within the car. The new Civic gets more premium.
The car will be sold with 2 engine options – a 1.8 liter, naturally aspirated petrol with 141 PS of peak power and 174 Nm of peak torque, and a 1.6 liter, turbocharged diesel with 120 PS and 300 Nm. The petrol engine will get 6 speed manual and CVT automatic gearboxes while the diesel will only get a 6 speed manual gearbox. This is the first time that Honda is offering a diesel engine on the Civic in India.
The all-aluminium i-DTEC diesel engine is manufactured at Honda’s Tapukara factory in Rajasthan and is exported to many international markets. The same engine will also be available on the CR-V, but with twin turbochargers. The CR-V will have much higher power and torque outputs – 160 PS and 350 Nm. The CR-V will also get a 9 speed automatic gearbox option apart from the 6 speed manual on the diesel engined models.