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 2018. Prices will start at around INR 14 lakhs for the base petrol variant. Read on for more details on the new Honda Civic 2018 India launch. ALSO SEE- Hot New Honda Civic Si
New Honda Civic 2018 India Launch Date
|New Honda Civic||End 2018|
It is difficult to say exactly when the new Civic will come to India, but the New Honda Civic 2018 India Launch should take place by the end of this year. According to Autocar India, Honda plans to bring the new Civic and the new CR-V to the fast-approaching Auto Expo 2018. Examples of the tenth generation model have been spotted at Honda’s manufacturing facility in Rajasthan. Honda has been struggling off late in India. Their new launches – BR-V and Accord- haven’t had a major impact in their respective segments.
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New Honda Civic 2018 Price in India
|Minimum Price||Rs 14 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs 20 Lakh|
The new Honda Civic will plug the gap between the City and the CR-V. Prices will fall in the Rs. 14-20 lakhs bracket. Although the focus seems to be slowly shifting back to petrol cars, Honda will launch a diesel variant in India as 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 will introduce the Civic in diesel guise this time around.
New Honda Civic 2018 India 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||1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel|
|Power (estimated)||135 BHP||99 BHP|
|Torque (estimated)||170 Nm||200 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed Manual/CVT||6-speed Manual|
|Mileage||17 km/l||22 km/l|
Our sources have also revealed the engine lineup for the India-spec new Honda Civic. It will get the 1.5 L diesel that also powers all diesel Honda cars in India. The petrol variants will get a 1.8-litre i-VTEC, which will come with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic. A 1.5 L Diesel will mean the Civic will be underpowered in comparison with its rivals like the Elantra and Octavia. However, it will still be more powerful than the Corolla Altis’ 1.4 Diesel.
New Honda Civic 2018 India 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 Honda Civic India 2018 Dimensions
New Honda Civic 2018 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 Honda Civic 2018 India – Safety
The 2018 model Civic sports many active and passive safety features. These include-
- Six Airbags
- Hill Start Assist
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Tyre Deflation Warning System
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Forward Collision Warning System
- Lane Departure Warning System
New Honda Civic 2018 India Review – 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 on 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 MY Civic is nothing like anything we have on sale in India currently. This should definitely give it an edge over its competitors.
New Honda Civic 2018 India Review – 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 Honda Civic 2018 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 1.5-litre unit producing 99 BHP and 200 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 1.5 L diesel powering the Honda Civic is the same one that powers all other Honda products on sale in India.
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