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New Honda Civic Diesel

The new Honda Civic diesel will be powered by a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine producing 118bhp and 300Nm of torque.

Japanese automaker, Honda had showcased the new-generation Civic sedan at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The Civic brand will officially go on sale in India in the first quarter of 2019. Adding to it, test production of the new model has already been commenced in India. What’s more interesting is that the new Civic will come with a diesel powertrain for the first time in India. Just to inform you, Honda had discontinued the 8th gen Civic from India in 2013 and didn’t introduce the 9th generation model. The company will directly bring the 10th generation model, which is due for a makeover sometime in later this year.

Designed on a new chassis, the updated version of the popular sedan looks completely different from its predecessor. The new platform is composed of high strength steel that not only makes it rigid, but improves driving dynamics as well. One of the major additions on the sedan would be the new diesel engine, lacking in the previous model. Honda will use the localised 1.6-litre i-DTEC oil burner that is being manufactured at the carmaker’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. Petrol version of the sedan will be powered by a tried & tested 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic.

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. Read – Honda WR-V – All You Need To Know

New Honda Civic 2016 front

1. Honda Civic Diesel Launch Before March 2019

The new Civic sedan was unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The company has confirmed that the diesel powered model will be launched before the end of this financial year. Adding to it, the new model will have high-level of local components including a locally developed 1.6L i-DTEC diesel engine. Read – 2017 Honda CR-V Engine Details Revealed

2. Honda Civic Diesel – Aggressive Pricing

Variant Expected Price
Base Model Rs 16 lakh
Top Model Rs 20 lakh

Similar to the eighth generation model, the 2017 Civic will be manufactured at Honda’s Greater Noida plant in U.P. With an aim to achieve aggressive pricing, Honda will maximize localization of the sedan. The diesel version of the Civic sedan could be priced around Rs 16 lakh for base variant and Rs 20 lakh for top-spec trim.  Also Read: Honda HR-V Coming Soon to India

3. 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

The Civic sedan will be powered by a newly developed 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that will also power the 2018 Honda CR-V 7-seater model. The company has already started producing this engine at its Tapukara, Rajasthan based plant. Adding to it, Honda is also exporting this engine to select international markets. This motor is capable of producing 118bhp of power at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 300Nm. A six-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels will come as standard. Picture Gallery – Upcoming Honda Cars in India

4. Honda Civic Diesel – Most Fuel Efficient In Category

City Mileage  16kmpl (approx.)
Highway Mileage 20kmpl (approx.)

The European-spec Civic diesel is claimed to return an impressive mileage of 3.4L/100km under NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) test conditions that converts into 29.41kmpl. Though, the India-spec model will have different mileage figures. We believe that the new Civic diesel will return close to 20kmpl.

New Honda Civic Pictures

5. Honda Civic Diesel – Premium Design

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.

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.

6. Safer Than Before

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 2016 side rear

7. Dimensions – Bigger & Bolder

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

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 Diesel Preview
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The new Honda Civic diesel will be powered by a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine producing 118bhp and 300Nm of torque.



  1. maunang

    February 3, 2016 at 8:10 PMFeb

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

    • Editorial Team

      June 11, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

      Yes, it will but not before 2018.

  2. Oveez khan

    February 22, 2016 at 8:10 AMFeb

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


    March 8, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

    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.

    • Editorial Team

      March 12, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

      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 at 8:10 AMMar

    will the new honda civic will launch its petrol variant?

    • Editorial Team

      May 2, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

      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 at 8:10 AMMar

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

  6. praveen

    April 1, 2016 at 8:10 AMApr

    I want civic car is

  7. Akhilesh

    April 1, 2016 at 8:10 PMApr

    Temme about ground clearance…
    N launch date..?

    • Editorial Team

      April 26, 2016 at 8:10 PMApr

      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 at 8:10 PMApr

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

  9. mukesh

    April 11, 2016 at 8:10 PMApr

    Flying door two seaters

  10. Shreedhar v hulmani hubli

    April 14, 2016 at 8:10 AMApr

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

  11. Kanav

    April 14, 2016 at 8:10 AMApr

    Plz guide..AudiA3 vs new honda civic.

    • Editorial Team

      April 16, 2016 at 8:10 PMApr

      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 at 8:10 AMApr

    launch it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon

  13. Nithin_Tharakan

    April 25, 2016 at 8:10 PMApr

    waiting for this machine…

  14. Pardeep singla

    April 29, 2016 at 8:10 PMApr

    Waiting for Honda civic

    • Editorial Team

      April 30, 2016 at 8:10 PMApr

      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 at 8:10 PMApr

    Crazy for Honda

  16. Virk

    May 3, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

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

    • Editorial Team

      May 3, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

      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 at 8:10 AMMay

    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?

    • Editorial Team

      June 13, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

      They will surely increase it for the Indian market.

      • Prashant

        July 21, 2016 at 8:10 PMJul

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

  18. vivek

    May 5, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

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

  19. Subhro

    May 5, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    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

    • Editorial Team

      May 8, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

      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 at 8:10 AMMay

    Temme Honda Civic ground clearance IN india…?

    • Editorial Team

      May 14, 2016 at 8:10 AMMay

      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 at 8:10 PMMay

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

  22. Diyvanka

    May 18, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

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

  23. Harsh s

    May 23, 2016 at 8:10 AMMay

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

    • Editorial Team

      May 25, 2016 at 8:10 AMMay

      Hi Harsh

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

  24. karthik kanna

    June 8, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    when wil they launch honda civic in india

    • Editorial Team

      June 10, 2016 at 8:10 AMJun

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

  25. karthik kanna

    June 9, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    can we xpect honda civic starting months of 2o17?

    • Editorial Team

      June 10, 2016 at 8:10 AMJun

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

  26. Sangeeth

    June 11, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

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

  27. Jayshree Makadia

    June 22, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

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

  28. M D Rao

    June 30, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

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

    • Editorial Team

      July 14, 2016 at 8:10 PMJul

      We don’t think it will happen before 2018.

  29. Harshal Parashar

    July 6, 2016 at 8:10 PMJul

    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 at 8:10 PMJul

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

    • Editorial Team

      July 14, 2016 at 8:10 PMJul

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

  31. kanishkar

    July 27, 2016 at 8:10 AMJul

    I want to release honda civic in petrol engine

  32. Ram

    July 27, 2016 at 8:10 PMJul

    Ya harshal parashar I agree with u

  33. Paean shetty

    August 3, 2016 at 8:10 PMAug

    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 at 8:10 PMFeb

    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.

  35. Srivatsan Ramachandran

    November 3, 2017 at 8:10 PMNov

    Hi, Am looking forward for my next car as Honda CIVIC in chennai and would like to know the launch date and bookings. Am eagerly waiting !!

    • Editorial Team

      November 5, 2017 at 8:10 PMNov

      It will only be launched by mid 2018.

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