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New Honda Civic Sedan To Make A Comeback In India

Prices of the new Honda Civic 2017 are likely to fall between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom).

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New Honda Civic 2017 India

Considering the popularity of Honda Civic in India, we just hope to see this yesteryear’s blockbuster soon on our roads.

The New Honda Civic 2017 is to readying to make a comeback in India with an official launch expected either by the end of current year or in the beginning of 2018. With the executive sedan segment reviving, the old nameplates are returning to contest the race to the top. Honda Civic was one of the most revered brands from Honda in India that earned popularity due to its elegant looks and power-packed performance. Another reason to resurrect the brand in India is focus on premium vehicles. Honda had shifted focus to volume segment post the sudden switch to diesel powered vehicles in the early years of current decade. It seems though Honda is contemplating a host of premium vehicles to enjoy same success in India as it did before.

Civic is a potential brand that can help Honda regain lost ground in India. The 8th generation Civic was phased out in 2013 due to sluggish demand. It is expected that India will receive the global model which is currently in its 10th generation. Built on the new chassis composed of high-strength steel makes it rigid and at the same time improves driving dynamics. One of the major additions on the sedan would be the new oil burner, lacking in the previous model. The engines will come with 6-speed manual and CVT transmission options. Honda is aiming thorough localisation to achieve aggressive pricing for the base variant. Read – Honda WR-V – All You Need To Know

New Honda Civic 2016 front

New Honda Civic 2017 India Launch Date

Honda is expected to launch new Civic in India either by the end of 2017 or by early 2018. Therefore we could also expect to see the car at the 2018 Auto Expo. However, there is no hint around the launch date from the carmaker, but the sedan was spotted near Honda’s manufacturing unit in Tapukara, Rajasthan. The sedan is already on retail in neighbouring markets including Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia. Read – 2017 Honda CR-V Engine Details Revealed

New Honda Civic 2017 Price in India

Variant Expected Price
Base Model Rs 15 lakh
Top Model Rs 20 lakh

Honda is evaluating options to assemble the sedan locally at its manufacturing units in India. This will curb pricing to a huge extent, allowing pricing it aggressively against strong rivals in the segment. To give it an edge over rivals , Honda is planning to price Civic between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. Also Read: Honda HR-V Coming Soon to India

New Honda Civic India Video

Honda Civic Diesel Specifications

Engine 1.6-litre i-DTEC Diesel
Maximum Power 118bhp @ 4,000rpm
Maximum Torque 300Nm @ 3,000rpm
Transmission 6-speed manual

Honda will introduce a new diesel engine on the Civic carline. It is expected that Honda will use the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine from the CR-V, tuned to produce 118bhp of power at 4000rpm. The petrol line-up on the other hand is likely to come with two engine options-1.8-litre and 1.5-litre. These engines will be linked to a six-speed manual gearbox and a CVT. Picture Gallery – Upcoming Honda Cars in India

New Honda Civic Diesel Mileage (Expected)

City Mileage  12.6kmpl (approx.)
Highway Mileage 16.51kmpl (approx.)

The frugal engines are likely to be frugal in nature, returning increased mileage than the previous model. As for the petrol Civic, it is estimated to return 12.6kmpl and the oil burner is rated at 16.51kmpl.

New Honda Civic 2017 Features

The sedan will get chrome grille in front with LED headlamps on either edge. The lower side of the bumper will receive fog lamps. It will ride on the 17-inch alloy wheels and will sport power-operated wing mirrors with Led blinkers. On par with other executive sedans in the segment, it will come with an electric sunroof.

Interior will be styled tastefully, in line with premium range from Honda. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system will sit on the dash. Additionally, there will be other tech, including a satellite navigation system, multi-functioning steering wheel, heated seats, automatic climate controls, push start/stop button, multi-angle rear view camera, smart keyless entry, front & ducktail spoilers and 60:40 split-fold seats. Aside from offering comfortable room to occupants, the sedan will also come with a large 519litres boot compartment.

New Honda Civic 2017 Exterior & Interior

Sharing underpinnings with Accord, the new Civic will receive a new ‘Flying H’ grille with optional LED headlamps. The front side will be all-new with a long bonnet with integrated air-intakes. At the back, it is likely to come with new tail-lamps. Some bits will be carried over from the new concept version such as long overhangs, sharp styling and rear deck.

New Honda Civic 2016 side rear

There will be slight change in the dimensions, with the model appearing longer and wider than the phased out model. This would allow more space inside the cabin for the occupants. Honda will introduce new elements inside. Use of premium quality material and better fit & finish will give a more upmarket look to the interior.

New Honda Civic 2017 Safety

Honda will equip the sedan well with primary safety features including six airbags, vehicle stability control, hill start assist and tyre deflation warning system. The safety kit will also include some other equipment such as anti-lock-braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic stability control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, Honda LaneWatch, adaptive cruise control and multi-angle rear view mirror among several others.

New Honda Civic 2017 Competition

The premium compact sedan will pit against Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Jetta, new Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze.

2017 Honda Civic Dimensions

Length 4,556mm
Width 1,752mm
Height 1,435mm
Wheelbase 2,700mm
Ground Clearance 170mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50-litres
Seating Capacity 5 Passengers (2+3 layout)
Turning Radius 5.40m

In terms of proportions, the sedan will measure longer and wider than the previous model. The 10th generation model currently on retail in global markets measures 4,556mm long, 1,752mm wide and 1,435mm high. Wheelbase will be long at 2700mm and the ground clearance will be around 170mm. The fuel tank capacity and turning radius will estimate at 50-litres and 5.40m respectively.

New Honda Civic 2017 Other Details

Stopping power on the new Civic will come from assisted ventilated disc units at front and the rear axle will use drum units. The suspension set up will comprise of multi-link forks and stabilizer shockers at front and rear respectively. Additionally, it will sit on the 195/65 R15 tyres at front and rear.

New Honda Civic Preview
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The new Honda Civic 2017 will be the 10th generation model already available in global markets. The new model will be a major departure opposed to the eight gen defunct model.

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  1. maunang
    February 3, 2016

    I intrest in civic new model. So this car is launch in india?

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      Editorial Team
      June 11, 2016

      Yes, it will but not before 2018.

  2. Oveez khan
    February 22, 2016

    Plz launch honda civic early of 2016. I liked honda civic wnt to buy as soon as possible.

    March 8, 2016

    I want to buy Honda civic diesel top end model. Pls let me know the launch date in india, (hyderabad). Nd on road price also. Waiting for reply.

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      Editorial Team
      March 12, 2016

      Hi G Vishnu

      The new Civic sedan is expected to be launched in the Indian car market in 2017; however, the company hasn’t revealed anything about the possible launch date of this sedan.

  4. himanshu
    March 25, 2016

    will the new honda civic will launch its petrol variant?

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      Editorial Team
      May 2, 2016

      Hi Himanshu

      There is no official word on the exact launch details of the new Civic sedan. The vehicle will get a petrol version in the country.

  5. Riz
    March 28, 2016

    Please launch Honda civic seden early to Chennai want to buy …

  6. praveen
    April 1, 2016

    I want civic car is

  7. Akhilesh
    April 1, 2016

    Temme about ground clearance…
    N launch date..?

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      Editorial Team
      April 26, 2016

      Hi Akhilesh

      There is no official word on the exact launch date of the Civic sedan, but we expect the car to go on sale in 2017. The vehicle is likely to come with a ground clearance of around 140-150mm.

  8. shireen yusuf
    April 6, 2016

    Eagerly awaiting launch of new Honda civic sedan …….. Shireen Chennai

  9. mukesh
    April 11, 2016

    Flying door two seaters

  10. Shreedhar v hulmani hubli
    April 14, 2016

    Plz launch honda civic early of 2016. I liked honda civic wnt to buy as soon as possible.

  11. Kanav
    April 14, 2016

    Plz guide..AudiA3 vs new honda civic.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      April 16, 2016

      Audi A3 is surely a lot better choice than most premium sedans available in the market. Since the Civic hasn’t been launched yet, it will be too early to compare it with the A3.

  12. biswajeet behera
    April 23, 2016

    launch it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon

  13. Nithin_Tharakan
    April 25, 2016

    waiting for this machine…

  14. Pardeep singla
    April 29, 2016

    Waiting for Honda civic

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      Editorial Team
      April 30, 2016

      Hi Pradeep

      The company is yet to announce the exact launch date of the new Civic, but we expect the sedan to go on sale in India in 2017. Stay tuned to ICN for more updates on the same.

  15. Pardeep singla
    April 29, 2016

    Crazy for Honda

  16. Virk
    May 3, 2016

    Is Civic available in diesel version with CVT/automatic gear option? When is BRV being launched in Chandigarh ?

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      Editorial Team
      May 3, 2016

      Hi Virk

      The Civic sedan will get a diesel option in India; however, it is quite early to comment whether the diesel engine will get a CVT gear option. The BR-V is scheduled to be launched in the country on May 5, 2016.

  17. jATIN
    May 4, 2016

    hi as you know honda civic launched in us with 125mm ground clearance . what do you think about india bound honda civic ground clearance will it be the same or they will increase acc to indian roads?

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      Editorial Team
      June 13, 2016

      They will surely increase it for the Indian market.

      • Prashant
        July 21, 2016

        By doing this,there will be a lot of body roll

  18. vivek
    May 5, 2016

    Plz launch Honda civic early of 2016. I liked Honda civic want to buy as soon as possible.

  19. Subhro
    May 5, 2016

    What’s the conformity that even in 2017 it will be launched? All good cars are discontinued in India. Civic, cedia, accord. I pray that it’s launched. But is it possible to make the 2017 launch news concrete. As in internal sources in Chakan plant or anything

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      Editorial Team
      May 8, 2016

      Hi Subhro

      The new Accord sedan will be launched in the country during festive season 2016. There is no official word on the launch of new Civic, but media reports suggest that the sedan will be introduced in 2017.

    May 13, 2016

    Temme Honda Civic ground clearance IN india…?

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      Editorial Team
      May 14, 2016

      Hi Akhilesh

      The exact details about the Civic ground clearance for Indian market is yet to be announced, but we expect the sedan to have a ground clearance of around 140-150mm.

  21. Baijo Antony Britto
    May 16, 2016

    Badly waiting for its launch in India. Plz make it asap.

  22. Diyvanka
    May 18, 2016

    Damn! I’m in love with the new Honda civic =]

  23. Harsh s
    May 23, 2016

    Will civic come in single door thrill in Indian car market?? Please

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      Editorial Team
      May 25, 2016

      Hi Harsh

      The new Civic sedan will only come in sedan form, 4-door version.

  24. karthik kanna
    June 8, 2016

    when wil they launch honda civic in india

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 10, 2016

      The new-gen model of the Civic will come either by the end of 2017 or early 2018.

  25. karthik kanna
    June 9, 2016

    can we xpect honda civic starting months of 2o17?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 10, 2016

      The Civic will come either by the end of 2017 or early 2018.

  26. Sangeeth
    June 11, 2016

    I think HONDA is going to tweak the suspension set up as GC SEEMS TOO LOW

  27. Jayshree Makadia
    June 22, 2016

    Everyone is eagerly waiting for new 10th generation Honda Civic:)

  28. M D Rao
    June 30, 2016

    As per the info of some web sites Honda Civic launch will be in May 2017… is it true???

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 14, 2016

      We don’t think it will happen before 2018.

  29. Harshal Parashar
    July 6, 2016

    Now this is where honda lags behind. Chevy has introduced 2016 cruze here in India and will capture the market for 2 years until the honda launches its 2 year old model in 2018, nad then they expect indian consumers to pay higher amount for the same features as the cruze will give us in 2016 itself for a lesser amount. Honda already lost to it’s competition by not launching the civic worldwide at the same time.

  30. Saad
    July 13, 2016

    Is it coming in 2 seater also..
    In India. .?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 14, 2016

      No such plans. The upcoming model will be a proper 5-seater one.

  31. kanishkar
    July 27, 2016

    I want to release honda civic in petrol engine

  32. Ram
    July 27, 2016

    Ya harshal parashar I agree with u

  33. Paean shetty
    August 3, 2016

    With a price tag at around 15 lakh it’s in direct competition with the likes of Cruz Laura etc….
    Honda needs to be competitive in this segment given that the civic has failed earlier in the market

  34. soumen
    February 12, 2017

    Hi I did not see petrol options in the article, what about 1.8 litre NA or 1.5 Litre Turbo (174 BHP), I am waiting for. Honda should have gone for Civic before Accord, as with BMW and Mercedes below Accord pirces it will have no taker.
    I communte from Noida to Gurgaon, and civic pahsed out Early 2013, still find more Civic on road compared to Altis or Cruze.
    This is a product laund failure from Honda.

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