The much awaited Honda Civic sedan will be launched in India March this year, which makes it about a month away from now. Recently, the car was caught on video without any camouflage on it. The video below shows the car in its full glory, caught on camera near the Bangalore airport. Though the test vehicle is draped in white overalls, it looks gorgeous nonetheless. Let’s now checkout the video before moving onto further details.
The 8th generation Honda Civic that was sold in India some years back was known for its mesmerizing looks and powerful engine apart from well appointed interiors. The car is still cherished by enthusiasts across the country and many beautiful modified version of the sedan have also come into the scene. The new 10th generation Civic has been on sale in the international markets since 2016 but will come to India now. However, this is the new facelifted version that was launched just last year.
The coupe like roofline, which forms the core design DNA of the Civic lineup, has been maintained and is matched evenly by the sharp C shape tail lamps. The headlamps, daytime running lamps and tail-lamps all will be LED units, similar to the new CR-V launched sometime back. Honda also makes a hatchback version of the cars which is sold across the globe. However, it is very unlikely to be brought here in India since it will cost nearly equal to popular C-segment sedans like Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
The all-new Civic will come loaded to gill with features. These include features like a sunroof, 6-airbags, ABS with EBD, wireless charging, leather seats, collision warning, cruise control touch infotainment system, and many more. The last generation Civic too was high on equipment and features and so the latest generation car wouldn’t disappoint for sure.
The petrol variants would get the 1.8-litre engine that is expected to generate around 140 PS of maximum power. The diesel engine will be a 1.6-litre EarthDreams engine that is expected to produce around 120 PS in the Civic. Both the engines will get a 6 speed manual gearbox and the petrol variants will also get automatic transmissions as an option. However, the diesel might not get the option of an auto tranny in India yet, though an auto box on the car has been launched internationally.
After its launch in March, the car will rival the likes of Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla for now. Later on, Toyota will launch the new Corolla in India while Hyundai too will launch the new generation Elantra. It is expected that Honda will bring in a single fully loaded trim of Civic to India and price it between Rs. 16 lakhs to 20 lakhs, depending on the engine and transmission options. It will be good to see how the car performs in the market now, especially since so many options are available now across different segments.