Honda will be bringing back the Civic nameplate to the Indian market soon. As per reports, launch will happen in 08 March, as per a new report from Express Drives. The Civic was spotted undergoing testing numerous times, with one instance occurring earlier this-year.
The Civic, currently in its 10th generation, is a decent seller for Honda globally. The company will look to cash in on its reputation and bring the premium sedan to India. It will be coming here via the CKD route, which will be assembled at Honda’s facility located in Greater Noida.
The Civic recently underwent a facelift and Honda are looking to launch it for the Indian market as well. It will be offered with features like LED headlamps and tail-lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, integrated spoiler, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, climate control and so on. The Civic has been built on an entirely new platform which resembles various Honda’s sold globally.
Honda will give the Civic 2 engine options namely a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol motor and a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel one. The petrol engine delivers 139 BHP of power and 174 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel one can give 118.3 BHP of power and 300 Nm of torque.
The petrol motor comes mated either to a 6-speed manual or a CVT transmission. Then, the diesel motor will receive a manual or a 9-speed automatic transmission. Honda will look to make the Civic a better handling and fun to drive vehicle, similar to its predecessor here.
Prices are expected to start from Rs. 15 lakh and go all the way to Rs. 22 lakh for the top trims. When launched, the new Civic will have its rivals in the form of the Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla. With the new Civic, Honda will be aiming at the car’s fan following here and potential buyers to be entering their showrooms.
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