2019 Honda Civic sedan will launch in India in the first quarter of 2019
Japanese automaker, Honda is gearing up for the launch of the new 2018 Honda CR-V SUV in India on October 9, 2018. Besides, the company will re-introduce the Civic nameplate in the country in the first quarter of 2019. The company had showcased the Civic at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, but India will get the refreshed version of the sedan. The refreshed model has already been unveiled internationally, and the company has now revealed new pictures & details of the new Civic sedan for its debut market of the USA.
The exterior of the 2019 Honda Civic received several changes in the form of new front fascia and new features. Upfront is a new grille with gloss black ‘wing’ element and smoked headlamps. The bumper has been revised with new chrome accents and a full-width spitter. At the back, the sedan gets revised bumper with chrome treatment and re-profiled tail-light. For US market, the sedan is available in 3 exterior paint schemes – Platinum White Pearl, Tonic Yellow Pearl and Molten Lava Pearl.
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Inside the cabin, the 2019 Honda Civic gets an updated 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other changes include revised steering wheel controls, new centre console cupholder, etc. Honda claims that the sedan has better noise insulation, as new sound-deadening material has been added to floor, trunk and front and rear fenders. The US spec model is equipped with Honda Sensing Technology, which comprises of Collision Mitigation Braking System with forward collision warning, Lane Assist, Road Departure Mitigation with Lanee Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control. However, the India-spec model is not likely to get these features. Also See – Upcoming Honda Civic Diesel Explained In 7 Points
The USA spec model is available with two engine options – 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol. While the former is capable of producing 158bhp and 187Nm, the turbocharged unit is good for 174bhp and 219Nm. Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a CVT automatic.
For India, the 2019 Honda Civic will come with two engine options – 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel and 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol. While the former is good for 118bhp and 300Nm of torque, the gasoline unit produces 138bhp and 174Nm of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox will come as standard, while a CVT unit will be offered with petrol unit. The diesel unit is likely to feature a 9-speed ZF automatic gearbox.