Honda brought back the iconic Civic name to our shores this month. In its tenth generation now, the new Civic starts at Rs. 17.7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base model and goes all the way up to Rs. 22.30 lakhs for the top end variant. Though the pricing is a bit on the higher side, the sedan has been received warmly by the buyers. The coming 6 months will paint the real picture of how the sales really turn out to be. To attract prospective buyers towards the Civic, dealerships are doling out exciting offers on the sedan.
The offer we are talking about is in the form of free accessories, which are available at dealerships when buying your new Civic. However, the offer is only applicable if the buyer exchanges his old Honda for the Civic. There is no official statement from the manufacturer over this scheme and offers may vary from one dealership to another. This can also be seen as a loyalty bonus, albeit attached with the exchange offer. This offers sweetens the deal a bit for buyers looking towards buying the new Honda Civic.
Coming to the free accessories being given away with the new Civic, the offer package includes a chrome package, ambient footrest lighting, floor mats & cushions and front parking sensors. Again, we repeat that these accessories can be availed for free only of the buyer exchanges his old Honda car for the all-new Civic. Therefore, it can be availed by the existing Honda customers and only then when they decide to exchange their old car, say a City or Jazz, for the new Civic. Talking about the accessories on offer, the various freebies on offer will increase the aesthetic appeal as well as the practicality of the car. The front parking sensors would especially prove helpful to many as big car parking has become a difficult job to do in crowded city areas.
The all-new Honda Civic gets powered by both petrol end diesel engine options. The petrol variants are powered by a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that puts out 139 Bhp along with 174 Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine comes mated with a CVT automatic transmission only. The diesel variants, on the other hand, get the 1.6-litre EarthDreams engine that is also found under the hood of the all-new CR-V in the Indian market. It churns out a maximum of 118 Bhp and 300 Nm of torque. The diesel variants are only available with a manual transmission. It is expected that the company might launch an automatic transmission option for the diesel engine a manual option for the petrol engine in future, but that largely depends on the market demand.