Honda launched the tenth generation Civic sedan in India last year. It made a come back to Indian market after six years and it looks absolutely different from the one that was sold in our market before. It is a premium sedan the competes with cars like Hyundai Elantra in the segment. Honda Civic has a huge fan following for its look and design and we have also seen several tastefully modified old and new generation Civic sedans in India. It is a popular vehicle among modifiers and here we have one such tenth generation Honda Civic that gets a Type R body kit.
The images of this Honda Civic have been shared by imotorholic on their Instagram page. The Honda Civic was already a sporty looking D segment sedan. The modification done to the car have simply enhanced the sporty character. Honda has been selling sportier Type R version of Civic in international markets but, not in India. In order to compensate that, the owner has gone for a modification that gives the regular Civic a Type R look.
Starting with the front, all the chrome elements on the car have been completely blacked out. The signature Honda grille and the strip running above the headlamps all get a gloss black treatment. The stock bumper of the Honda Civic has been replaced with a Type R style unit. In comparison to the stock bumper, the Type R bumper has a lot more sharp line and looks a lot more muscular and aggressive. There is a black splitter installed on the lower part of the bumper which adds to the aggressive look of the car. There is also a black coloured hood scoop which is probably not functional.
Moving to the side profile, there is a black coloure skirting as part of the body kit. The dual tone company fitted alloy wheels have been replaced by sporty looking aftermarket units. There are no other major changes to be seen here except for the blacked out roof. Moving to the rear, the owner has installed a roof mounted aftermarket spoiler which gives it an aggressive look from the rear as well. The shark fin antenna continues to stay there.
No changes are made to the headlamps or tail lamps. The major change here is the huge wing spoiler that is installed on the boot. It adds a sporty look to the car. Coming down, there is the Type R rear bumper which again is quite muscular and aggressive in design. There is diffuser placed on the lower part of the car along with tripe exhaust tips. It is not known whether these exhasuts actually work or not (probably they don’t). Overall look of the car is pretty good and the work done on it looks very neat too. It is not known whether any modifications are made to the engine.
Honda Civic is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 1.8 litre i-VTEC engine that generates 141 Ps and 174 Nm of torque. It is available with a CVT gearbox only. The diesel version is powered by a 1.6 litre, i-DTEC engine generating 120 Ps and 300 nm of peak torque. Diesel version is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox only.