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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.

Once known for its premium product portfolio, Honda changed its strategy for the Indian market to tap into the volume segment with competitively priced models including Brio and Amaze. Honda, it seems it planning to revive its premium range, the Accord made a comeback last year in hybrid version and now Civic is prepping to return to Indian market either by end of 2017 or early 2018. Launched first in 2006, Civic had a successful run in the domestic market until the production was suspended in 2013. The new Honda Civic 2017 will be the 10th generation model already available in global markets.

That said the new model will be a major departure opposed to the eight gen defunct model. The use of new chassis built from high-strength steel will lend improved torsional rigidity, hence aiding driving dynamics. Mechanically, the new Civic will have more engine options than the previous model. The sedan will come in petrol and diesel fuel options unlike the predecessor lacking diesel variants. Transmission choices on the new Honda Civic 2017 will include six-speed manual unit and a CVT. In a bid to curb pricing, Honda will look at comprehensive localisation, implying aggressive pricing restricting new Honda Civic 2017 price in India to Rs 15 lakh for the entry level variant.

New Honda Civic 2016 front

New Honda Civic 2017 India Launch Date

The 10th generation Honda Civic is expected to return to India within a few months. The new model is already available in global markets including some Asian countries like Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines. In India, the car was spotted near Honda’s manufacturing facility in Tapukara, Rajasthan lately and is expected to re-launch by end of 2017 or early 2018. Also Read: Honda BR-V Review – India’s First 7-Seater Compact SUV

New Honda Civic 2017 Price in India

VariantExpected Price
Base ModelRs 15 lakh
Top ModelRs 20 lakh

If Honda plans to manufacture the sedan locally, it will save on the heavy excise duties levied on CBUs. Also considering that Honda aims to price the car competitively to take on rivals in the segment, new Honda Civic is likely to fall 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

Engine1.6-litre i-DTEC Diesel
Maximum Power118bhp @ 4,000rpm
Maximum Torque300Nm @ 3,000rpm
Transmission6-speed manual

Honda will introduce an oil burner along with petrol engines. The petrol line-up is likely to come in two options-the 1.8 litre unit and the 1.5 litre powertrain. Diesel Civic will reportedly derive power from the 1.6 i-DTEC oil burner that also powers the Honda CR-V. The diesel unit borrowed from CR-V makes top power of 118bhp at 4000rpm and peak torque of 300Nm at 3000rpm. As for the transmission options, the carline is expected to be available with a six-speed manual gearbox and a CVT. Read – Upcoming Honda Cars in India

New Honda Civic Diesel Mileage (Expected)

City Mileage 12.6kmpl (approx.)
Highway Mileage16.51kmpl (approx.)

It is expected that new Civic will be more fuel efficient than the defunct model. In city conditions, the diesel Civic is expected to return 12.6kmpl as opposed to the 16.51kmpl on highway.

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New Honda Civic 2017 Features

Starting with external equipment, it will sport chrome grille on the nose along with LED headlamps and LED fog lamps on the lower bumper. It will sit on the sportier 17-inch alloy wheels and will come with power-operated ORVMs with LED blinkers. There will be an electric sunroof on the roof, providing a panoramic view to the occupants.

Inside the plush cabin, Civic will sport an adaptable centre console and will benefit from 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with a satellite navigation system. In addition, it will also pack a multi-functional steering wheel, heated seats, automatic climate control, smart keyless entry, push start/stop button, multi-angle rear view camera, 60:40 split-fold seats and front & ducktail spoilers. For storing luggage, the new Civic will offer 519 litres of space, which is quite a bit.

New Honda Civic 2017 Exterior & Interior

Underpinning Accord’s platform, the new Civic will get a new face sporting ‘Flying H’ grille with optional LED headlamps, a longer bonnet and incorporated air intakes completing the plush look. Newly designed tail-lamps will adorn the rear side. Taking cues from the concept version, the new Civic is likely to sport shorter overhangs, rear deck and sharp styling. Going by the dimensions, the 10th gen model will be longer and wider than the phased out model implicating spacious cabin.

New Honda Civic 2016 side rear

As for the interior, there isn’t much information available, but it is expected to receive new design elements, improved quality of material and better fit & finish. A raft of goodies will also be packed inside.

New Honda Civic 2017 Safety

In terms of safety, the sedan will equip several primary provisions including six-airbags, hill start assist, vehicle stability control and tyre deflation warning system. Additionally, it will also get anti-lock-braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic stability control, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, Honda LaneWatch, multi-angle rear view mirror etc.

New Honda Civic 2017 Competition

The mid-sized premium sedan segment underwent a dull phase wherein it had very few takers. This led to roll back of many models owning to sluggish demand. With Honda re-launching its globally popular Civic sedan in India, the competitive will heat up in this space. Upon its launch, the sedan will face stiff competition from Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Jetta, new Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze.

2017 Honda Civic Dimensions

Length 4,556mm
Ground Clearance 170mm
Fuel Tank Capacity50-litres
Seating Capacity5 Passengers (2+3 layout)
Turning Radius5.40m

Talking of the proportions the new Civic will measure 4,556mm in length, 1,752mm in width and 1,435mm in height. The wheelbase will be 2,700 long and the ground clearance will reckon 170mm. Other details such as the fuel tank capacity and turning radius will be around 50 litres and 5.40m respectively.

New Honda Civic 2017 Other Details

The power to retard speed will come from power assisted ventilated disc units at front axle whereas the rear axle will make do with drum brakes. Suspension set up on the new Civic will include multi-link forks at front and stabilizer shockers at rear. As for tyres, the sedan is expected to use 195/65 R15 sized units in front and rear.

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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.

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      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. .?

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      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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