2019 Honda Civic comes in three petrol (V, VX and ZX) and two diesel (VX and ZX) variants.
Honda Cars India (HCI) has finally introduced the 10th generation Civic sedan in the country. The new Honda Civic 2019 comes in three petrol (V, VX and ZX) and two diesel (VX and ZX) variants priced from Rs 17.69 lakh to Rs 22.29 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The sedan’s all-new model witnessed significant design and feature changes along with a new diesel engine. Honda claims that the new Civic “promises to deliver an all new customer driving experience with its striking sporty design, powerful driving performance, advanced set of key technologies and innovations, and premium quality and upscale interior”.
The new Honda Civic 2019 has been designed on a new, lightweight platform and features MacPherson strut front suspension that said to offer engaging performance. For the first time, the Civic sedan comes with a new 118bhp, 1.6L, 4-cylinder, i-DTEC turbocharged diesel engine (borrowed from the new CR-V). The petrol model gets the same tried & tested 139bhp, 1.8L, i-VTEC engine. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual (diesel) and a CVT unit (petrol). Read: New Honda Civic – 6 Interesting Facts
Besides this, Honda is also offering 3 years/unlimited kilometres warranty as standard. The sedan is also available with extended warranty for additional two years/unlimited kilometres and service interval of 1 year/10,000km (whichever comes earlier). The new Honda Civic 2019 comes with 3 year annual maintenance package with an average cost of Rs 4953 for petrol and Rs 5930 for diesel per year. The sedan carline is also made available with two accessory packages – Advance and Chrome.
New Honda Civic 2019 Price In India
|V CVT Petrol||Rs 17.69 lakh|
|VX CVT Petrol||Rs 19.19 lakh|
|ZX CVT Petrol||Rs 20.99 lakh|
|VX MT Diesel||Rs 20.49 lakh|
|ZX MT Diesel||Rs 22.29 lakh|
The 2019 Honda Civic has been imported to India as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit, and assembled at its Greater Noida facility in UP. The Japanese carmaker is manufacturing several components of the sedan at local level. With improved localisation levels, the company has managed to price the vehicle quite competitively. Prices of the new Honda Civic 2019 start from Rs 17.69 lakh and go up to Rs 22.29 lakh (all, ex-showroom India). Read – New Honda City Will Be Bigger, Better & More Frugal
New Honda Civic 2019 Specifications
|Diesel Engine||1.6-litre, four-cylinder i-DTEC|
|Max Power||118bhp @ 4,000rpm|
|Max Torque||300Nm @ 2,000rpm|
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||10.5 seconds|
|Petrol Engine||1.8-litre i-VTEC|
|Max Power||139bhp @ 6,500rpm|
|Max Torque||174Nm @ 4,300rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT & CVT with paddle shifters|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||47-litres|
|Seating Capacity||5 Passengers (2+3 layout)|
As mentioned above, the 2019 Honda Civic sedan carline has been made available with both diesel and petrol engine options. Power for the diesel model comes from a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC oil burner that’s carried over from the new-generation Honda CR-V 7-seater SUV. Featuring Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology, the new turbocharged diesel motor delivers a maximum power of 118.3bhp at 4,000rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2,000rpm.
The petrol variant sources its power from the tried and tested 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine pushing out a peak power of 139bhp at 6,500rpm and 174Nm of torque at 4,300rpm. While the Civic diesel is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox only, the petrol model gets a CVT unit.
New Honda Civic 2019 Mileage
The 2019 Honda Civic diesel is claimed to be the most fuel efficient in its category. The diesel version of the sedan returns an ARAI certified fuel economy of 26.8kmpl, while the petrol model delivers 16.5kmpl. Not just the competition, the new Honda Civic 2019 is more frugal than the smaller sedans like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Ford Aspire and others. It’s also the second most fuel efficient model from the Japanese carmaker in India (first is Honda Amaze with 27.4kmpl).
New Honda Civic 2019 Exterior
The 2019 Honda Civic sedan is built on a lighter and stiffer modular chassis, which also underpins the new Accord and the 5th gen CR-V. The sedan shares most of the design cues from the bigger sibling. Upfront, the vehicle features a new front grille in piano black finish, sweptback LED headlamps and more angular front bumper with integrated air-intakes and chrome treatment around LED fog lamp housings. Read – Honda HR-V To Challenge Hyundai Creta In India
Unlike the previous model, the 2019 Honda Civic has a notchback-like styling with a high boot lid and a sloping roofline. The sedan’s new model has been assembled with newly developed 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and 215/50 R17 tyres. Other design highlights include an electric sunroof, C-shaped LED taillamps, shark fin antenna, revised boomerang-shaped LED tail-lights, twin exhausts and strong creases and curves.
Thanks to the new modular chassis, the new Honda Civic 2019 is longer and wider than the previous model. The sedan’s new model measures 4,656mm in length, 1,799mm in width and 1,433mm in height. Though, the wheelbase remains unchanged – i.e. 2,700mm. It offers a boot space of 430-litres and fuel tank capacity of 47-litres. While the Civic petrol weighs 1,300-litres, the kerb weight for diesel model stands at 1,353-litres. The sedan has a turning diameter of 11.7m. Read – 3 Reasons Why New-Gen Honda Brio Is Not Coming To India
The 2019 Honda Civic comes in the five exterior paint schemes – Platinum White Pearl (new), Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic and Radiant Red Metallic.
Honda Civic 2019 Interior
Unlike the global version that has all-black interior, the India-spec 2019 Honda Civic features dual-tone dashboard and door panels. The sedan features ivory leather upholstery, while the chrome embellishment is offered on the leather-wrapped steering wheel. One of the major highlights is its advanced 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. It also gets a 7.0-inch digital colour TFT multi information display. The MID instrument cluster displays vital information about connected smartphone’s phone book, call history and music along with average fuel economy and the distance to empty meter. This instrument cluster also displays the seat-belt reminder and a door opening alert.
The list of features also includes dual-zone climate control, an electronically operateds sunroof, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat and a smart key (to turn the engine on and off, operate the sunroof, power windows and boot), push-button start, automatic wipers, 8-speaker audio system, steering mounted cruise control, tilt and telescopic steering, rear AC vents and auto dimming inside rear view mirror. With longer and wider dimensions, the 2019 Honda Civic offers better shoulder and legroom space for all five occupants. Read – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
Honda Civic 2019 Safety
The 2019 Honda Civic sedan comes with a host of high-end safety and security features. Honda claims that the sedan’s new model has been designed to offer a high level of collision performance in wide variety of collision scenarios including full-lap frontal collisions, offset collisions and side and rear impacts. It also offers segment-first lane-keeping assist. The list of standard safety equipment includes 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control and agile handling assist (Improves cornering), hill-start assist, electric parking brake with an auto-hold function, a reverse camera, a walk-away auto-lock feature and ISOFIX child-seat mounts on the rear seats. The new Honda Civic 2019 has also secured a five-star rating in ASEAN NCAP’s crash tests.
Honda Civic 2019 Competition
Honda’s D-segment sedan locks horns with the already established players like Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra.
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2019 Honda Civic
Based on a new lightweight modular platform, the new Honda Civic 2019 comes with an all-new looks and feature-packed interior. The sedan also gets a new, highly efficient 1.6L i-DTEC diesel engine along with 1.8L i-VTEC petrol motor.