Honda Cars India has announced that the company will launch 6 new cars in the Indian car market in the coming three years. The Japanese car major is going to expand its product portfolio in India in order to boost sales and reinforce its market positioning in this highly competitive car market. As a part of its Indian lineup expansion plans, the current generation Honda Civic will also be launched in the country, marking the car moniker’s second innings in India.
The Honda Civic was discontinued in India back in 2013 owing to poor market demands, but ever since this segment has matured a lot in this country, which is why it is wise of Honda to have decided to bring back the globally acclaimed Civic nameplate. While the previous Honda Civic was a highly preferable model in the executive sedan segment of India, the new generation Honda Civic is sure to spark high interest owing to its bold new design and all improved package.
The 10th generation Honda Civic will be launching in the Indian market in the second half of this year, and Honda has already introduced the car in India at the Auto Expo 2018.
So, here are the top 10 things that you need to know about the 10th generation Honda Civic premium sedan:
1. The Honda Civic was highly popular in India back when it first launched in the country in 2006. It received a couple of updates before being phased out in India in 2013.
2. Internationally, the Civic comes in three body types – sedan, coupe and hatchback, but India would get only the sedan version.
3. The 10th-gen Civic was first launched globally in late 2015 as a 2016 model. India will receive the updated model of the current-gen model that will launch later this year.
4. The current generation Honda Civic boasts of a highly sporty and bold new styling as against its predecessor. It flaunts sharply designed LED headlights, prominent character lines, sporty alloys, and eye-catching LED tail lights.
5. On the inside the Honda Civic get’s a conventional looking dashboard that is dominated by a large touchscreen display integrated infotainment system on the centre console.
6. The current-gen Civic will come to India powered by a 1.8L naturally aspirated petrol mill. Moreover, it will also come in a diesel avatar this time around, powered by a 1.6L i-DTEC motor that also drives the CR-V.
7. Transmission duty will be handled by a choice of manual and automatic transmission gearboxes.
8. The new Honda Civic is expected to come to India via the CKD route and get locally assembled. Honda is also planning to locally manufacture the components for the Civic that will significantly bring down its price.
9. Honda Cars India is likely to price the Civic very competitively. Its expected price range is around Rs. 13 to 18 lakhs.
10. Post its Indian market launch, the 10th generation Honda Civic sedan will fight it out with the likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta and Skoda Octavia.