Early next year, Honda will bring back the Civic badge in India. The 10th generation Civic, in facelifted form, is the car that will bring back this legendary marque into the country. The car that will be sold in India will be similar to the North American version, but of course with a right-hand drive layout, a diesel engine and many other India-specific changes. Here are some images and stylistic details of the new Honda Civic sedan.
As the pictures show, the 2019 Honda Civic Facelift will get sharp styling that makes it look very different from the one that was discontinued from the Indian market over half a decade ago. Honda’s latest front-end styling philosophy with leading edge design finds expression in the new Civic.
The car also gets coupe-like rear-end styling, making it look sportier than most other D-Segment sedans sold in India currently. As for other exterior styling details, the car gets smoked headlamps, glossy black finish for the front grille, and chromed bits on parts such as the front and rear bumpers.
On the inside, the new Civic features a 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. While international versions of the car get Collision Mitigation Braking System with forward collision warning, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control as standard, the India-spec version is likely to make do with airbags and ABS.
As for mechanicals, the Civic sold in India will be offered in two distinct flavours. The petrol engined version will be powered by a 1.8-litre i-VTEC naturally aspirated motor with 138 Bhp-176 Nm, and a CVT automatic gearbox driving the front wheels.
The diesel motor will be a 1.6-litre i-DTEC all-aluminum unit with 118 Bhp-300 Nm. A 6-speed manual gearbox will be standard on the diesel engine. The Civic will be imported into India through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route, and will be assembled here.