The much awaited new Honda Civic will be finally launching in India in the month of February in 2019. The world acclaimed Civic, which was discontinued in the Indian market seven years ago for poor market performance, is going to return back to the country in its current 10th generation model. Honda had already announced about the new Civic’s launch in India earlier this year when it was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo along with other models.
The Honda Civic has been testing on the Indian roads for some time and now, recently the premium sedan has been spied testing on the urban roads of Mumbai. A couple of test prototype models of the Honda Civic was recently caught testing at the Mumbai airport with proper camouflages in place in order to keep the details of the India-spec model from being disclosed before its official market launch.
We already know that the current generation Civic is a lot sharper and sportier looking as against the pretty bland looking previous-gen models. The new refreshed model gets even more enhanced looks. From the spy shots it is evident that the new 2019 Honda Civic looks similar to that of a stylish 4-door fastback model rather than a conventional sedan that was available in India almost a decade back.
The new Civic will flaunt a shark-nose style sharp front fascia that is endowed with the signature Honda large grille finished in chrome that can be seen on all the new models from the Honda family. The grille gets flanked by set of highly stylized LED headlights along with LED daytime running lights. The sharp front façade is nicely matched with sharp and sculpted rear design that is raked little high and gets enhanced with sleek and stretchy LED tail lights which run almost across the entire width of the boot lid. The car also gets endowed with a set of large and stylish 17 inch split 5-spoke alloys that seem to be designed to look typically Honda. On the whole, the new Civic looks very sporty, while at the same time retains its patent elegant visual appeal as well.
The new Honda Civic packs in a 2 litre petrol engine under its hood that gets paired with a choice of a manual and an automatic transmission gearbox. The Japanese auto major is also expected to offer the diesel version of the Civic in India which would be sharing the same 1.6 litre diesel motor, which also powers the new generation Honda CR-V SUV.
On the inside, the premium sedan will be offering up-class materials and a host of premium features including a large touchscreen infotainment system with inbuilt navigation and Apple Carplay and Android Auto support among many others. The new Civic will also be high on safety features and tech.
The new Honda Civic sedan is going to launch in India with an expected price range of around Rs. 15 to 20 lakhs. Upon its Indian launch, the Civic will be locking its horns with some of the eminent executive sedans such as the Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Octavia. Given the fact that the Indian market has matured a lot, we do hope that the Civic will get great success.