The Honda Civic sedan will be launched in India on the 7th of March, and on the same day, prices of the car will be announced. Bookings for the new Civic sedan are on, and the car has already begun reaching dealerships across India. Here are a couple of such examples. What you’ll see below are the V and VX variants of the Civic, which represent the entry level and mid variants of the car. The top-spec model will be the ZX trim.
As the spyshots indicate, the lower variants of the Civic miss out on many features that are on offer in the ZX variant, and also show some cosmetic difference, both on the inside and outside. The changes on the outside include headlamps, wheels, chrome garnishes and sunroof.
The V anx VX trim offer projector headlamps instead of LEDs that the ZX comes with, and also ride on 16 inch alloy wheel, which are an inch smaller than the ones on the ZX model. The V model also dumps chrome from the door handles, and there’s no electric sunroof on both variants.
On the inside, the cars lose curtain airbags, power adjustable driver’s seat and a few other features. While the VX trim offers a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the V trim makes do with a 5 inch, non touchscreen infotainment unit.
Also, the V trim loses out on voice activated commands for the infotainment unit, and cruise control. The exact omissions on these two variants when compared to the ZX trim is something that we’ll know closer to launch or on launch day.
What won’t change though is the engine and gearbox trims. Both the V and VX trims will be available with 1.8 liter petrol and 1.6 liter turbo diesel engine options. The 1.8 liter, naturally aspirated petrol is a familiar unit, and was also seen on the previous generations of the Civic. This motor makes 138 Bhp-174 Nm, and is mated to CVT automatic gearbox with 7 stepped shifts.
The 1.6 liter turbocharged diesel puts out 118 Bhp-300 Nm, and is paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox. Both engines drive the front wheels of the sedan. The all-new Civic, which is in its 10th generation globally, has received a facelift. India is receiving the facelifted version, which means that the car that’ll be sold here is in tune with the version that’s sold abroad.
The new Civic will be assembled at Honda’s factory in India through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route. The car will take on the Toyota Corolla Altis, the Skoda Octavia and the Hyundai Elantra in India’s D-Segment sedan category. As for pricing, there are indications that the Civic will be pegged at a considerable premium, with prices expected to start from Rs. 18 lakhs.
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