The new Honda Civic 2019 is scheduled to be launched in March 2019.
The long-awaited Honda Civic 2019 will finally go on sale in the Indian market in March 2019. It is one of the three models Honda had announced to launch in 2018-19 fiscal year out of which, new Amaze and the new CR-V were introduced in 2018. Instead of the model showcased at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Honda will introduce the facelifted version of the Civic sedan that debuted in global markets in August 2018. The new Honda Civic will face challenge from the likes of Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia and the Toyota Corolla Altis.
Compared to the model unveiled at Auto Expo 2018, the new Honda Civic 2019 looks more aggressive. It comes with subtle changes to exterior and interior as well. The majority of the changes are offered on the front fascia, which now gets more prominent grille finished in piano black finish and more angular front bumper. Inside the cabin, the sedan gets new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new Honda Civic is built on the brand’s new lighter and stiffer chassis, which aids to the overall performance and driving dynamics of the car.
For the first time, the new Civic sedan will be offered with a diesel option in India. It will be powered by a new 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder, i-DTEC turbocharged diesel engine, which also powers the new CR-V. This engine produces 118bhp of power and is paired to a six-speed manual gearbox. The diesel Civic will miss out on automatic option to reduce pricing. Petrol version will get the same tried & tested 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine paired to a CVT or a 6-speed manual gearbox. In terms of product strategy, Honda is planning to launch the global HR-V SUV in India in 2019. Moreover, the company is also contemplating a sub-4 meter SUV on the new Amaze’s platform. Adding to it, the next-gen Honda City sedan is also under development and will be launched in 2020.
Honda Civic 2019 Launch Date
In order to strengthen market share, Honda has shifted its focus on premium segment. After launching new CR-V, the company will introduce the new Civic and the HR-V in the Indian market. Honda had showcased the new Civic at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, which is scheduled to be launched in March 2019. Though the exact launch date is yet to be revealed, media reports claim that the sedan could be launched on March 8, 2019. Also See – New Honda Jazz Facelift – All Details
New Honda Civic 2019 Price In India
|Base Model||Rs 17 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 22 lakh|
The 10th gen Civic sedan will receive locally assembled diesel engine and several locally manufactured components. It will be brought to India as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kit, which be assembled at the Honda’s Greater Noida facility in UP. With improved localisation levels, the new Civic is expected to carry a competitive pricing. We believe that the Honda Civic 2019 will be priced in the range of Rs 17 lakh – Rs 22 lakh. If launched at this price, the popular sedan will give a tough fight to Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Octavia.
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)|
For the first time in India, the Honda Civic will come with a diesel option. It will be powered by a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that also powers the new-gen Honda CR-V 7-seater SUV. Featuring Idle Stop-Start system, the new turbocharged oil burner is capable of producing 118.3bhp of maximum power at 4,000rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. Honda has already started producing the diesel engine at its Tapukara, Rajasthan plant. For transmission duties, the diesel Civic will have a 6-speed manual gearbox. The global model is also available with a 9-speed automatic gearbox; however, this transmission unit will be expensive for the price sensitive Indian market. Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
On the flip side, the gasoline unit will get the tried and tested 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. This engine churns out 139bhp of power at 6,500rpm and 174Nm of torque at 4,300rpm. Transmission options will include a 6-speed MT and a CVT unit with paddle shifters.
New Honda Civic 2019 Mileage
The new-gen Civic sedan is claimed to be the most fuel efficient in its category. The diesel Civic is claimed to return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 26.8kmpl, while the petrol model delivers 16.5kmpl. Not just the competition, the Civic sedan offers more fuel efficiency than the smaller sedans like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Ford Aspire and others. This will be Honda’s second most fuel efficient model, very close to Honda Amaze’s 27.4kmpl.
New Honda Civic 2019 Exterior
The new 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. The 2019 Civic sedan comes with a new front grille, which is finished in Piano black. The model showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 was equipped with a chrome bar as the front grille. It also gets a more angular front bumper with chrome treatment around fog lamp housings. The grille is flanked by sharp and sweptback LED headlamps, while the aggressive bumper gets integrated air-intakes that add to its new look.
Unlike the previous model, the 2019 Honda Civic gets a notchback-like styling with a high boot lid and a sloping roofline. It rides on newly developed 18-inch alloy wheels. At the back, the sedan gets revised boomerang-shaped LED tail-lights, twin exhausts and strong creases and curves.
Thanks to the new modular chassis, the new Civic is longer and wider than the previous model. The sedan is 4,656mm, 1,799mm and 1,433mm in length, width and height respectively. Though, the wheelbase remains unchanged at 2,700mm. The saloon is likely to have a ground clearance of around 165-170mm. It comes with a boot space of 430-litres, while the fuel tank capacity stands at 47-litres. While the petrol Civic weighs 1,300-litres, the Kerb weight for diesel Civic stands at 1,353-litres. The sedan has a turning diameter of 11.7m. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 215/50 R17 tyres.
Honda Civic 2019 Interior
While the wheelbase of the sedan is similar to the previous sedan, the length and the width of the car has been increased to offer better shoulder and legroom space for all 5 passengers. The global sedan has all-black cabin, while the India-spec model comes with a dual-tone dashboard and door panels. The sedan features ivory leather upholstery, while the chrome embellishment is offered on the leather-wrapped steering wheel. It comes with a clutter-free dashboard with minimal buttons. The 2019 Civic gets an advanced 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Honda Civic 2019 sedan is equipped with several high-end features, which is on part with its rivals. The sedan gets dual-zone climate control, an electronically operated 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 and a fully-digital 7.0-inch MID. 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.
Honda Civic 2019 Safety
The 2019 Civic sedan is equipped with several high-end safety and security features. It comes equipped with a segment-first lane-keeping assist. As standard, the sedan gets six 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 Civic, which will be launched in India, has secured a five-star rating in ASEAN NCAP’s crash tests.
Honda Civic 2019 Competition
The Civic sedan will finally make its re-entry in the Indian market. The D-segment sedan will face challenge from the already established players like Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra.
New Honda Civic First Look Review
Honda Civic 2019
Based on a new lightweight modular platform, the new Honda Civic 2019 comes with aggressive looks and premium cabin. It will get a newly developed and highly efficient 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine paired to a 9-speed automatic gearbox.