Honda announced the launch of the all-new Civic in the Indian market last year during the 2018 Auto Expo. The tenth-generation Civic has finally reached the Indian roads, and it will be launched next month in the Indian market. A few Honda dealers have also started taking unofficial bookings for the upcoming premium sedan in the market. Honda has begun organising the media drives for the all-new Civic, and the India-spec car has been completely unveiled before the launch.
The tenth generation Civic that will be launched in the Indian market gets the same sleek design as the international markets. It gets sleek looking full-LED headlamps and C-shaped LED tail lamps. Honda will offer both petrol and diesel engine options with the all-new Civic. The petrol version of the Honda Civic will be powered by a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 141 PS at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 174 Nm at 4,300 rpm.
The petrol version of the Civic will only get a CVT automatic transmission. For the first time in the Indian market, Honda will also offer a diesel engine option with the all-new Civic. The diesel variants of the Civic will be powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine that was launched with the all-new CR-V in the Indian market. It produces a maximum of 120 PS at 4,000 rpm and 300 Nm at 2,000 rpm. The diesel engine only gets a 6-speed manual transmission.
Honda has also officially revealed the fuel efficiency of the upcoming Civic. The petrol engine with automatic transmission returns a maximum of 16.5 km/l while the diesel versions with the manual transmission offer a maximum fuel efficiency of 26.8 km/l. The diesel fuel efficiency is quite high and is best in the segment but there is no automatic transmission in place, and it will be missed by many customers. The all-new Honda Civic gets disc brakes on all the wheels as standard.
Honda has not revealed the variant information of the all-new Civic yet. However, the top-trim will get loaded with features. The most loaded variant of the Honda Civic will get a push-button start/stop system, automatic wipers and a smart key that can be used to turn off the vehicle too and operate the sunroof of the car. There are features like 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in the all-new Honda Civic also. Honda Civic will primarily target the existing Honda City owners in the Indian market, which is why it will come loaded with features.
The safety kit on the all-new Honda Civic includes six airbags, ABS+EBD, stability control, Agile Handling Assist (Cornering stability), hill start assist, reverse camera, walk-away auto-lock feature, ISOFIX mounts for child seats, electric parking brake and automatic hill hold system. It also gets a lane assist system camera and a fully digital instrument cluster, which is similar to the Honda CR-V. The all-new Civic is expected to be priced at around Rs. 16 lakhs for the base model while the top-end version can cost up to Rs. 20 lakhs.