The eighth generation Civic was a very successful model for Honda in India. It enjoyed a very strong run in the market until the rise in popularity of diesel-fueled vehicles and the advent of new rivals. Struggling to keep up with the competition, Honda was forced to pull the plug on the Civic in India. The ninth generation never made it to India despite numerous reports claiming HCIL was planning a re-launch. Now in its tenth generation, Honda is evaluating the car for India and could launch it here by the end of 2017. Prices will start at around INR 15 lakhs for the base petrol variant. Read on for more details on the new 2017 Honda Civic India launch.
New 2017 Honda Civic India Launch Date
It is difficult to say exactly when the new Civic will come to India, but the New 2017 Honda Civic India Launch will take place before the end of 2017. Examples of the tenth generation model have been spotted at Honda’s manufacturing facility in Rajasthan. New Honda Accord, Brio Facelift and a Jazz based crossover are also in the pipeline.
New 2017 Honda Civic Price in India
|Variants||Expected New Honda Civic Price in India (ex-showroom)|
|New Honda Civic S iVTEC Manual Transmission Petrol||INR 14.90 Lakhs|
|New Honda Civic V iVTEC Manual Transmission Petrol||INR 15.70 Lakhs|
|New Honda Civic VX iVTEC Manual Transmission Petrol||INR 16.54 Lakhs|
|New Honda Civic V iVTEC CVT Automatic Petrol||INR 17.99 Lakhs|
|New Honda Civic S iDTEC Manual Transmission Diesel||INR 15.80 Lakhs|
|New Honda Civic V iDTEC Manual Transmission Diesel||INR 16.70 Lakhs|
|New Honda Civic VX iDTEC Manual Transmission Diesel||INR 17.50 Lakhs|
The new Honda Civic will plug the gap between the City and the upcoming Accord. Prices will fall in the INR 15-20 lakhs bracket. With the focus shifting back to petrol cars, Honda might not launch a diesel variant in India. However, the lack of a diesel engine was one of the reasons for the fall in popularity of the older model. And with demand for diesel cars still strong in big cities, Honda is likely to introduce the Civic in diesel guise this time around.
New 2017 Honda Civic India – Rivals
In India, the new Civic will go up against the likes of the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra and the Chevy Cruze.
New 2017 Honda Civic Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||4630 x 1798 x 1415 mm|
|Wheel Type and Size||17” Alloys|
|Boot Space||427 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||47 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.8 L i-VTEC Petrol||1.6 L i-DTEC Diesel|
|Power (estimated)||135 BHP||120 BHP|
|Torque (estimated)||170 Nm||300 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed Manual/CVT||6-speed Manual|
|Mileage||17 km/l||22 km/l|
India could get that 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that powers the UK-spec Civic. Interestingly, the 1.5-litre diesel that powers Honda cars in India is a derivative of this 1.6 unit. The petrol variants will get a 1.8-litre i-VTEC, which will come with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic.
New 2017 Honda Civic Mileage
|City||12 km/l||15 km/l|
|Highway||18 km/l||24 km/l|
|Overall (ARAI Certified)||17 km/l||22 km/l|
According to our estimates, this is what the Honda Civic fuel mileage figures could look like. Keep in mind that actual figures could vary.
New 2017 Honda Civic India Dimensions
New 2017 Honda Civic India Features
- HID Headlamps
- LED DRLs
- LED Tail lamps
- 17-inch alloys
- Coupe-like styling
- Chrome grille
- ORVMs with integrated turn indicators
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- Reverse parking camera
- Rear AC Vents
- Leather upholstery
- Auto-dimming IRVM
- Dual Zone Climate Control
New 2017 Honda Civic India – Exterior Design
For its tenth generation, the Civic has gotten a radical makeover. It features a low, wide nose complete with sleek headlamps flanking a thick chrome bar. It houses the Honda logo and is a staple feature of most modern Hondas. India-spec Civic could get additional chrome inserts in the front bumper as well. The new Civic has a coupe-like side profile, deviating from a conventional three-box shape. 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. Overall, the 2017 MY Civic is nothing like anything we have on sale in India currently. This should definitely give it an edge over its competitors.
New 2017 Honda Civic India – Interior Design
The interiors look just as modern and futuristic as the exteriors. Keen observers will be quick to notice that it is quite similar to the Honda City’s interior. There’s a centrally mounted 7-inch touchscreen with the aircon control placed below it. Thankfully, this one gets physical buttons instead of the City/Jazz’s touch sensitive controls. You get a nice chunky steering wheel with silver highlights. Like the older Civic that was sold in India, the new one get a digital speedo with analogue tacho. For international markets, the Civic gets an all-black cabin with silver inserts. However, for India, Honda could drape it in a combination of black and beige.
New 2017 Honda Civic India – Engine and Transmission
This time around, Honda will launch the Civic in India with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol unit will be a 1.8-litre one that churns out 135 BHP and 170 Nm. While the diesel will be a 1.6-litre unit producing 120 BHP and 300 Nm. Petrol Civic will also get automatic transmission variants with a CVT. However, diesel variants of the Civic will come with only one transmission option – 6-speed Manual. Mileage figures for the diesel Honda Civic will fall in the 20-24 km/l region. The Honda Civic will mark the first appearance of the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine from Honda as all other products on sale in India draw power from a 1.5-litre unit.
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Stay tuned for updates on New 2017 Honda Civic India launch. What are your thoughts on the New 2017 Honda Civic? Do let us know via the comments section below.
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