– New Honda Civic 2019 is scheduled to be launched in the first quarter of 2019.
– It will be powered by a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine paired to a 9-speed automatic unit.
Honda had showcased the new-gen Amaze, the 5th generation CR-V and the 10th gen Civic sedan at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The company has already launched the new Amaze and the new CR-V, while the new Civic will go on sale in the first quarter of 2019. Japanese automaker had unveiled the facelifted Civic sedan for global markets in August 2018. It is expected that the same model will arrive in India. The new Honda Civic 2019 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 either a six-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic unit. 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 the first quarter of 2019. Though the exact launch date is yet to be revealed, we believe that a possible launch in February 2019 can’t be ignored. Also See – New Honda Jazz Facelift – All Details
New Honda Civic 2019 Price In India
|Base Model||Rs 15 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 20 lakh|
The 10th gen Civic will get the locally built 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine and several other components. It will be imported via a CKD route and then assembled at the company’s Greater Noida facility in UP. The locally developed engine will surely help the Japanese automaker to come with competitive pricing. We believe that the Honda Civic 2019 will be priced in the range of Rs 15 lakh – Rs 20 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||50-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 new 9speed automatic and a 6-speed manual gearbox. The new 9-speed gearbox is claimed to have better shifting refinement and it also improves the overall efficiency. 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
Honda claims that the new Civic with 1.6L i-DTEC diesel engine is claimed to return an excellent mileage of 3.4L/100km under NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) test conditions. This means that the manual version is rated at 29.41kmpl, while the automatic delivers around 29.29kmpl. However, this figure might be different for Indian market. Still, we believe that the diesel model would deliver over 20kmpl. Talking about the petrol variants, the 1.8-litre gasoline unit will deliver mileage close to 15-17kmpl.
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 4,556mm, 1,742mm and 1,435mm 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 519-litres, while the fuel tank capacity stands at 50-litres.
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 could receive a dual-tone (Black and Beige) interior scheme. It has the clutter-free dashboard with minimal buttons. The sedan gets a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation. Besides, the sedan has automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel, rear AC vents, electrically adjustable drivers’ seat, leather seats, etc.
Honda Civic 2019 Safety
The 2019 Civic is equipped with Honda’s Sensing suite of safety features, which comprises of a collision warning and mitigation system with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning. Standard safety features will include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear view camera, adaptive cruise control, etc. The top-end model will be exclusively offered with six airbags, vehicle stability control, hill start assist and tyre deflation warning system.
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.