Civic was one of the earliest premium sedans under Rs 20 Lakhs, which offered top-end features like a fully digital console, ABS, ORVMs and more. In India, the last one came in 2010. Globally, it is a quite popular car in its 10th generation. The 2018 Honda Civic India launch is expected this year. Read on for details.
Back in 1970’s, the first Honda Civic was launched in Japan. In 2006, the first one came to India. It looked like some futuristic high-end car. It had a good run in India for 7 years, after its production was stopped in 2010. Still, Honda Civic is loved by a lot of people because of its premium interiors and good features. Also, Honda is one such brand which can match the luxury of the Germans. The 2018 Honda Civic was recently showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. It stood there in pride and glory. The premium sedan is expected to launch in India this year. It will be priced between Rs 14 Lakhs to Rs 20 Lakhs, perfect for a premium sedan. It will further face competition with Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla Altis and Skoda Octavia. Read on for the expected price, launch date, features, specs and more details.
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The sedan was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. Also, globally the car is available in the market. In the Auto Expo, Honda announced that the car is scheduled to launch in the 2018-19 financial year. This indicates that the car might launch by year-end and definitely before Match 2019.
Being one of the few lesser priced premium sedans, it will be priced aggressively. The base variant is expected to start from around Rs 14 lakhs and the top of the line is expected to cost around Rs 20 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
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The 2028 Honda Civic gets a coupe-like side profile, different from the usual three-box shape. In the front, it gets the standard Honda logo on chrome front fascia. The front grille is flanked by the LED projector headlamps, above the sportily styled fog lamps. At the back, the taillamps integrate seamlessly with a subtle lip spoiler that adds some sharpness to the boot. The rear bumper features black inserts that also house the reflector units. It looks different and a little botched up from its previous generation in India. Honda is really thriving hard to give this premium sedan, a sporty look.
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The usual and premium Honda styling can be heavily seen in this sedan. In the interiors, it will get an all-black treatment with some chrome elements on the dashboard and the centre console. The interiors will feature a touchscreen infotainment screen, automatic climate control, Proximity key entry system with pushbutton start and a Steering wheel-mounted cruise control. For seating, it gets 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, Driver’s seat with 8-way power adjustment, Heated front and rear seats and rear armrest. It also might some leather treatment on the gear knobs and the steering wheel.
The sedan will come in petrol and diesel options. The petrol variant gets a 1.8 Litre i-Vtec engine that produces 139 BHP @ 6500 RPM worth of power and 174 Nm @ 4300 RPM worth of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed MT with an optional 6-speed CVT gearbox. The diesel variant gets a 1.6 Litre i-DTEC engine that produces 160 BHP @ 4000 RPM worth of power and 300 Nm @ 2000 RPM worth of torque. The diesel variant will be the first one to feature a 6-speed MT along with an optional 9-speed CVT gearbox.
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The all-new 2018 Honda Civic will feature a petrol and a diesel engine. The 1.8-lite petrol unit will deliver around 12-14 kmpl while the new 1.6-litre diesel unit will deliver an unusual high mileage of around 22 kmpl. The diesel engine uses technologies like turbocharging and high strength chromium-molybdenum steel alloy pistons to achieve these staggering results.
The sedan measures 1416 mm in height, 4631 mm in length and 2076 mm in width. It has a wheelbase of 2700 mm with a ground clearance of 125 mm. It weighs around 12476 kgs.
Honda never compromises on the features that it provides, and on top of that, Civic is a premium Honda sedan. It will have most of the top level comfort and convenience features. Following are the features that we can expect in the sedan:
In terms of safety, it will feature:
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Civic will face some stiff competition with the likes of Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra. Corolla Altis costs between Rs 16 lakhs to Rs 20 Lakhs. Hyundai Elantra costs between Rs 13.29 Lakhs to Rs 19.33 Lakhs and Octavia starts from Rs 16.02 Lakhs to Rs 24.49 Lakhs (all prices ex-showroom). Mostly, all the sedans offer nearly same features and specs. Currently, the cheapest one in the competition is Elantra and the costliest one is the Octavia. The demand in this segment is limited, so the Civic has to be placed aggressively in terms of price as well as features.
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