Honda Car India is set to re-invent itself in the premium sedan category with the next generation Honda Civic, the company is so confident about the product that they are bringing it back to India. Civic has always been appreciated for its amazing exterior design and futuristic interiors. However, the last model did not meet the expected sales numbers as per the Japanese manufacturer.
This time the all new Civic shall have a completely innovative skin and it will be powered by both, a petrol and a diesel option. The manufacturer is believed to have already imported a sample to Rajasthan for testing in its Tapukara plant. This tenth generation Honda Civic is an upgraded version of the eighth generation which was rolled back somewhere in 2014-15. The main issue was the absence of a diesel engine and that deterred the customers from buying the car.
However to grab the market this time, the company is rolling out a premium sedan version too with a name code “2SV”.
The expected price of the all new Honda Civic will be between Rs 15 to 20 lakh INR.
The India bound upcoming Honda Civic apparently has a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine and 2.0-liter diesel engine with 170bhp turbo-petrol. The engine will also churn out 118 Bhp power output with a peak torque of 300 Nm. The car has engines mated to six-speed manual and CVT automatic gearboxes.
The upcoming sedan tenth generation Honda Civic is based on Accord’s platform and has an all-new design theme with a “Flying H” type front grille, a chiseled bonnet with incorporated lower air intakes and LED headlights. The upfront design of the car is stunning and meaner; the silhouette on the sides compliments other sides. The rear mirror area is astoundingly designed and looks best in the vehicle. Moving onto tail lamps they are stylish, boomerang shaped, sharper and shorter, the rear deck is similar to the previous concept. It is believed that the car will have a better space as compared to its predecessor.
The cabin is set to be a lot more premium with modern day technology and features like power adjustable seat, auto door lock, side curtain airbag, seven-inch infotainment system, and rear sensors with a camera. The instrument console has a large tachometer in the center and e digital speedometers. Its interiors are similar to BR-V and Honda City.
As far as safety measures are concerned the car has ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force), adaptive cruise control, electronic stability control, collision warning and Honda Lane watch.
In India, it will compete with the cars at the same price: Volkswagen Jetta, Skoda Octavia, Chevrolet Cruz and Toyota Corolla Altis and all other on the list.