The 2019 Honda Civic facelift will be launched in the Indian car market in the first quarter of 2019
The iconic Honda Civic nameplate will finally make a comeback into India in the first quarter of 2019. The company had showcased the 10th generation Civic at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, but Honda has already confirmed that it will launch the facelifted model in India. The new Honda Civic sedan has been spotted testing for the first time on the expressway near Sector-144, Noida. The 10th generation Honda Civic had received a mid-life facelift in August this year. Our sources reveal that the sedan will be launched in February 2019.
The 2019 Honda Civic sedan comes with a range of changes in the form of design and cabin features. Upfront, the sedan gets smoked headlamps, C-shaped chrome appliques on the fog lamp housings, a gloss black finish for the grille, full-width diffuser on the front bumper and chrome treatment on the rear bumper. The sedan also gets two exterior paint schemes – Platinum White Pearl & Molten Lava Pearl.
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Inside the cabin, the 2019 Honda Civic facelift gets a revised 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support. It will be offered in two engine options – 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel. While the former is good for 138bhp of power and 174Nm of torque, the oil burner produces 118bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. Also See – Honda HR-V Based Electric SUV Unveiled
The same diesel engine also powers the global model, which offers 158bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. However, this version will be expensive for Indian market. The gasoline version is paired to a CVT automatic unit, while the diesel will come with two transmission options – a 6-speed manual and an optional ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic.
The Japanese automaker is aiming for a higher level of localisation for the new Civic sedan. Media reports claim that the sedan will have up to 68% of localisation. Upon its launch, the new Civic will challenge the likes of Hyundai Elantra & Toyota Corolla Altis.