Set to rival Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra, the new generation Honda Civic will be launched in the Indian market before the end of fiscal year
The popular Honda Civic nameplate will soon go on sale in the Indian car market. Honda had unveiled the 10th generation Civic at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. For people not in the known, Honda didn’t bring in the 9th generation Civic when it decided to discontinue the 8th generation Civic in India in 2013. The previous model was discontinued due to low demand for petrol cars in India. Here we bring you six things you should know about the Toyota Corolla & Hyundai Elantra rival – Honda Civic 2018 –
– Diesel For the First Time In India
Yes, Honda Civic will come with a diesel engine option in India. The previous model was discontinued due to lowering demand for petrol powered cars. The engine in question is the 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbo diesel engine that produces 118bhp of power and 300Nm of torque.
– Locally Developed
And, it will be locally developed that means aggressive pricing on cards. The company is expected to locally assemble this sedan at its Greater Noida factory. Adding to it, production of the 1.6-litre diesel engine has already been commenced at Honda’s Tapukara based plant in Rajasthan. Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
– Launching Within This Fiscal
Honda has also confirmed that the Civic will go on sale in the country before the end of this fiscal year. If reports are to be believed, the new model could be launched by the end of this year or in the first quarter of 2019.
– Longer & Wider than previous model
The new generation Civic sedan is 73mm longer and 50mm wider than the previous model; however, it sits 25mm lower. The wheelbase has been increased by 30mm, which results into more cabin space and larger trunk space. The new model is 4,556mm, 1,752mm, 1,435mm and 2,700mm in length, width, height and wheelbase respectively. It comes with a boot space of 519-litres, which is more than sufficient to carry your weekend bags. Read – New Honda Amaze 2018 | Honda CRV 2018
– 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
The current City is equipped with a 7-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system, which lacks modern smartphone connectivity features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, the Civic will have an all-new 7-inch touchscreen unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.
– Petrol Engine With manual & AT options
For petrolheads, the good old 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol engine will be offered with the new Civic as well. This engine will be tuned for better refinement and performance. It is capable of producing 139bhp of power and 174Nm of torque. And, it will also get a CVT automatic option with paddle shifters. The manual unit will get a six-speed gearbox.