Although it’s been just a couple of years of the 10th-gen Honda Civic in India, Honda has already teased the prototype of the 11th-gen sedan set to debut on November 17, 2020. The new Civic will however only come to India by 2022.
It’s just been a couple of years since Honda launched the 10th generation Civic in India but it has been around in markets abroad for a little while longer. Honda is thus already ready with the 11th-gen Civic and its all set to debut on November 17, 2020. Honda has dropped a teaser of the upcoming Civic and it’s a huge departure from the radical styling of the current-gen model. The Honda Civic sedan will however only be unveiled in prototype form on November 17. Previously, there were leaked patent images of the next-gen Honda Civic doing rounds on the internet and the teaser video now confirms those very same design elements.
Although the glimpses of the next-gen Civic come only in bits and pieces in this teaser video, it will not even take a trained eye to tell that the upcoming Civic is a huge departure from the current-gen model. You either liked or you hated the styling of the current-gen Civic. With this new generation model, Honda has clearly opted for a much safer approach with the styling being influenced a lot by the new City and even the Accord. The aggressive and edgy design has given way to a much more grown-up and mature design language.
The grille is now narrower with less angular headlights. The C-shaped tail lamps at the rear have been ditched for horizontal LED tail lights, which look like they belong to a Skoda car. There’s even a subtle boot lid spoiler on the new Civic and that should really up its sporty appeal. The newly designed gunmetal finished alloy wheels look stunning and there are even ‘Honda Design’ motifs around the car, a particularly cool touch. Although this is still the prototype, expect most of the car to remain unchanged in production-spec.
Honda has however not given us a glimpse inside the cabin of the new-gen Civic. Just like the exterior, we expect the interiors to be completely refreshed as well. The dashboard could be completely redesigned with a larger touchscreen infotainment system. The new Honda Civic is also expected to have grown in size and that should translate to even more space on the interiors. Honda could also add some more features, including connected car tech. Features such as dual-zone climate control, digital instrument cluster, powered driver’s seat and more will also be carried forward.
Honda hasn’t specifically said about what could be under the hood of the new Civic but it will be powered by Honda’s VTEC Turbo range of petrol engines. And yes, a hybrid variant too could be added to the lineup. Currently, the India-spec Honda Civic is powered by a 1.8L 141PS/174Nm petrol engine and a 1.6L 120PS/300Nm diesel engine. In India, the Civic is currently priced from Rs. 17.93 lakh to Rs 22.34 lakh (ex-showroom). Expect the new-gen model to make its market debut sometime in early-2021 but it will come to India sometime only in 2022.