Honda Motors has showcased the 2018 Honda Civic sedan at the GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) 2018. The current iteration of the Honda Civic sedan is in its 10th generation model, which was unveiled globally in late 2016. The Civic is a globally acclaimed sedan model and has been highly popular in the international markets. The latest Honda Civic model has garnered a lot of attention and praises due to its sharp and sporty new styling, all improved qualities and more fun to drive experience. The Honda Civic is preparing to start its second innings in India in its latest avatar, and was introduced to the country at the 2018 Auto Expo in February.
The 2018 Honda Civic carries the same sporty design language as that of the previous year model. The 2018 Civic boasts of full LED headlights that flank the bold and thick front grille finished in chrome that houses the company insignia in the middle. The sedan gets endowed with a newly designed front bumper that comes with black inserts for the fog lights housing to add to the sporty visual appeal of the current-gen Civic. The side profile of the sedan remains mostly unchanged, which is already sharp and sporty with prominent character line and coupe like styling. However, Honda has endowed newly designed diamond cut alloy wheels to add a fresh touch to the 2018 Civic’s profile. At rear-end, the Honda Civic comes with the distinctive C-shaped LED tail lights and a stylish chrome bar in the middle that sort of connects the tail lights at both the ends, which also makes the Civic’s rear look wider. The sedan’s number plate holder has been integrated into boot lid. On the whole, the current generation Honda Civic is a great improvement over the previous-gen model.
On the inside, the 10th generation Honda Civic flaunts a new contemporary and sporty design theme to compliment its exterior design. The cabin offers a more up-market look and feel as compared against the previous-gen model. The Civic offers a stylish three spoke multi-function steering wheel, leather seats, climate control, cruise control, a digital and along combo of an instrument cluster, rain sensing wipers and a touchscreen display integrated infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support among many more premium features.
The latest iteration of the Honda Civic sedan also comes with larger dimensions to offer improved interior space. The sporty coupe-like styling has efficiently increased the legroom and shoulder room, while headroom has reduced a tad. The 2018 Honda Civic also gets abundant of safety features including airbag, ABS and EBD as part of its standard package. The new Civic comes in both petrol and diesel versions.
The Civic petrol gets powered by a 1.8L naturally aspirated i-VTEC petrol mill that generates 140 hp of power and 174 Nm of torque. The Civic diesel packs in a 1.6L i-DTEC oil burner that is already selling in the European markets. It offers 120 PS and 300 Nm. Both the petrol and diesel engines come paired with a 6 speed manual and automatic transmission gearbox choices.
The new Honda Civic executive sedan is expected to launch in India later this year, and will take on the likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra.