After lagging off for a while, Honda is resurrecting in Indian market with reintroduction of one of their most successful sedans – the 2019 Honda Civic, the tenth generation sedan under the same name – all set to be launched on March 7, 2019.
Honda Civic is the largest selling model for Honda across the globe and more than 25 million units are sold during its 5 decades of global presence. For India, the first model to be introduced was the eighth generation in 2006, but was called off in 2012 due to lack of demand in the petrol variant. However, the all new 10th Generation Honda Civic facelift awaiting to hit the Indian roads next month features a new design language and bids for a rather impressive presence compared to its likes like the Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla Altis.
Keeping the D-variant requirement in mind, Honda will be availing both petrol and diesel variants to choose from, for the new sedan. The 2019 Honda Civic features a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol engine produce 141 PS and 174 Nm, while the 1.6-litre EarthDreams i-DTEC single turbo diesel unit borrowed from the latest CR-V makes 120 PS and 300 Nm. The petrol variant is mated with a CVT automatic transmission with paddle shifters while the diesel comes with 6-speed manual gearbox to transfer power to the wheels and auto-transmission is not available.
On the exteriors side, Civic will have new LED headlamps, front grille, wide front splitter, piano black upper fascia wing and new bumper designs – all running on 17 inch alloy wheels. Updates to the rear include new C shaped LED tail lamps, a well sculpted boot lid and reflectors for a sophisticatedly bolder look. The assembly of 2019 Honda Civic will be done in India under the “Make in India” initiative, and this car will cost between Rs. 18 lakh and Rs. 23 lakh (ex-showroom). If you think this is the car of your dreams, you can pre-book it at any authorised Honda dealership across India with an initial token of Rs. 31,000 from today.