Prices of the new Honda Civic 2017 are likely to fall between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom).
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
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
|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
|Engine||1.6-litre i-DTEC Diesel|
|Maximum Power||118bhp @ 4,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||300Nm @ 3,000rpm|
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
|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.
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.
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.
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.
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50-litres|
|Seating Capacity||5 Passengers (2+3 layout)|
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.
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.
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.