New Honda Civic Diesel India Launch in Offing!

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Honda Cars India plans to launch a slew of new models within the next few months. The upcoming Honda Cars should help the manufacturer with re-claiming the lost market share. Among the highlights of these new cars is the latest-generation Civic. The Honda Civic is a pretty well-known nameplate here and still enjoys a fan-following of sorts. The new Civic, along with the HRV and the new CRV, will be seen helping the company find some more customers. Akin to the earlier Civic, which was pulled off the shelves in 2012, the new model boasts ultra-modern design, a punchy petrol engine, and a long list of features. However, this time around, the Civic will launch with a Diesel engine option, too. The new Civic will come to us through the CKD route and prices are likely to start around Rs 15 lakh mark. Here’s all that you need to know about the new 2018 Honda Civic Diesel India launch date, price, specs, mileage, and other details.

New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel
The new Honda Civic will launch in India with a Diesel engine option

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Like the eighth-generation Civic that was on sale in India, the new, tenth-generation, model will look futuristic and will offer segment-leading features. The new car is based on a modern platform. it makes the car lighter, stiffer and safer. Of course, this should translate into an even better on-road performance. The new platform is made up of high-strength steel that makes it stiffer for improved driving dynamics. The new car’s interior is made up of high-quality plastics and looks as modern and new-age as the exterior. The biggest highlight of the car, however, will lie under the hood. Yes, we are talking about the Diesel engine option.

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It will be the first time that the Civic will launch in India with a Diesel engine option. Earlier, the Civic came only with a 1.8-litre petrol variant, owing to which it couldn’t benefit from the rise in sales of Diesel models and eventually lost out to its Diesel-sipping rivals. The new Civic, however, will launch in India with an oil-burner in the form of an all-new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. This is the same engine that will also power the Diesel versions of the HRV and the new-gen CRV. The engine will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Chances of this engine variant getting an auto ‘box look slim at the moment.

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On the other hand, the Petrol variant could launch with either of these two engines- 1.8-litre iVTEC naturally aspirated engine or 1.5-litre iVTEC turbocharged engine. Transmission options for the petrol engines should include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic. The earlier Civic has been a favourite of many car enthusiasts and tuners. We are pretty sure that even the new model will be sufficiently sporty to attract the driving enthusiasts. Let’s have a detailed look at new 2018 Honda Civic Diesel in the following sections of our post here-

New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel India Launch Date

New Honda Civic Diesel Q2, 2018

Well, Honda Cars India is yet to reveal the official launch date of the new Civic Diesel. However, it’s pretty much for sure that the new car will make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Thereafter, it will even go on sale in the country. Our guess is that the new 2018 Honda Civic India launch date will fall in the second-quarter of 2018. It was earliewr speculated that the new model Civic would make it to the Indian car market in 2017 itself. However, the comany is now looking at introducing the new Civic to the show-goers at Auto Expo 2018. Subsequently, the new-gen model will go on sale here. Examples of the tenth generation model have already been spotted at Honda’s manufacturing facility in Rajasthan.

New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel Price in India

Minimum Price Rs 15 Lakh
Maximum Price Rs 20 Lakh

The new Civic will be seen plugging the gap between the City and the Accord in the manufacturer’s sedan portfolio. While sales of petrol-powered cars have been on a rise since a while, the Diesel engine variant should help the new Civic attract a wide range of new car buyers. While prices of the new-gen Civic are likely to start around Rs 14 lakh, the Diesel model will, of course, cost a bit more. We are pretty sure that it will cost at least Rs 15 lakh. The top-end model could have an ex-showroom price of roughly Rs 20 lakh.

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Expect the new Honda Civic Diesel to cost between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom)

New 20187 Honda Civic Diesel India Specifications

Engine  1.6 L i-DTEC Turbo Diesel
Power (estimated) 118 BHP @ 4,000 RPM
Torque (estimated) 300 Nm @ 3,000 RPM
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed Manual
Mileage 20 KMPL

Yes, the new Honda Civic will launch in India with a 1.6-litre Diesel engine that will go on to also power the HRV and the new CRV. This new engine will be locally produced in India. Speculations have been rife that the manufacturer has already started producing this engine at its facility in Rajasthan. The 1.6-litre i-DTEC motor outputs a maximum power of 118 BHP. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. There are slim chances of this motor getting an automatic transmission. Honda goes on to claim that this engine boasts high strength chromium-molybdenum steel alloy pistons that reduce the friction. This not only helps the motor become quieter, but also enhances the fuel mileage and performance.

Of course, the new car will also launch with a petrol engine. This petrol engine will be either a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated motor or a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The petrol engine will offer two transmission choices- 6-speed manual and CVT automatic.

New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel India Mileage

  Petrol
City 17 km/l
Highway 22 km/l
Claimed 24 km/l

Honda says that the new 1.6-litre Diesel engine offers a really high mileage of around 24 km/l. This means that the engine will at least offer up to around 22 km/l in real-world conditions. The earlier Civic has been criticized for the low fuel efficiency of the petrol engine. This time around, however, it doesn’t look like the Civic will face criticism owing to low mileage figures.

New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel Dimensions

Length 4630 mm
Width 1798 mm
Height 1415 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm

New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel India – Features

  • HID Headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • LED Tail lamps
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Chrome grille
  • 17-inch alloys
  • Coupe-like styling
  • Leather upholstery
  • ORVMs with integrated turn indicators
  • Rear AC Vents
  • 6-airbags

New 2018 Honda Civic India – Safety Features

The 2018 model Civic sports many active and passive safety features. These include-

  • Six Airbags
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Tyre Deflation Warning System
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Lane Departure Warning System

New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel 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 2018 model Civic is nothing like anything we have on sale in India currently. This should definitely give it an edge over its competitors.

New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel Interior

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.

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New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel 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 either a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated motor or a 1.5-litre turbocharged one. Both offer a maximum power of around 135 BHP and 170 Nm. On the other hand, the Diesel engine option will come in the form of a new 1.6-litre iDTEC unit that outputs a maximum power of 118 BHP and a peak torque of 300 Nm. While the petrol engine will offer a 6-speed manual and a CVT as transmission options, the Diesel will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission only. Mileage figures for the diesel Honda Civic will fall in the 20-24 km/l region. The 1.6 L diesel that will power the new Civic in India will also power the upcoming HRV and the all-new CRV SUVs.

New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel India – Images

Stay tuned for updates on New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel India launch date, price, specifications, mileage, and more. What are your thoughts on the New 2018 Honda Civic Diesel? Do you think it will be abel to outclass segment-leaders like the Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla ALtis? Do share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below.

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