Honda debuted the 10th-gen Civic back in 2015 and it was launched in India later in 2019. That means that the new-gen Civic will be out within a couple of years of the Civic’s comeback in India. Unlike the current Civic, the new-gen car looks more corporate and less sporty, thanks to the patent images that reveal the car’s exterior design way before its launch.
Apart from a more conventional three-box design, the upcoming Civic seems to bear some similarity to the Honda Accord and smaller fifth-gen City as well. You can’t see a thick chrome bar up front, but it is easy to make out that the layout of the grille is similar to the existing models. The new Civic will also get sleek headlamps and the bumper looks aggressive with squared fog lamp housing flanking the central air dam.
Coming to the side, while the 10th-gen Civic has quite a quirky and sporty profile with aggressive lines and a sloping roof, the 11th-gen model looks more subtle and sedan-like. It gets clean lines and long overhangs aa a design trait often associated with luxury sedans.
Similarly at the back, the funky looking tail lamps are replaced by sober-looking sleek tail lamps. The bumper also looks clean with reflectors on either side and a small element that looks like a faux skid plate!
Currently, Honda offers the 10th-gen Civic in India with both petrol and diesel engines. While the petrol engine is a 141PS, 1.8-litre unit mated to a CVT type automatic transmission, the diesel engine is a 120PS unit with 1.6-litre capacity. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Honda is expected to debut the 11th-gen Civic in the global market by 2021. So, don’t expect it to come to our shores before the end of 2021 or early 2022.