The new 2019 Honda Civic has finally launched in India after many months of waiting. Honda Cars India has brought the globally acclaimed Civic sedan back to the country with a price range of Rs. 17.70 lakhs to Rs. 22.30 lakhs. The Honda Civic sedan has returned back to India in its latest 10th generation avatar, post receiving a facelift.
Honda Cars India has made the new Civic sedan available in three trim levels, namely V, VX and ZX. The 2019 Honda Civic is available in the Indian car market for first time in its diesel version as well. While the petrol version of the Civic is offered in all the three mentioned variants, the diesel version is not offered in the base V model trim.
The internationally highly successful executive sedan model now comes with two engine choices - a 1.8 litre petrol mill that has been mated to a CVT automatic transmission, while a 1.6 diesel motor comes paired to a 6 speed manual transmission gearbox. The 1.8L petrol mill is the very same engine which used to power the 8th generation model of the Civic, which used be on sale in the Indian car market. The engine is capable of generating a max power output of 141 PS along 174 Nm of top torque. On the other hand, the 1.6L oil burner is the same engine that also does the duty under the hood of the new generation CR-V compact SUV. The diesel motor is good to deliver a top power output of 120 PS and a peak torque of 300 Nm.
The current generation Honda Civic sedan comes with a very contemporary, smart and sporty looks as against the very conventional looks of its predecessors. The sedan also matches its interiors with its modern smart exterior, which is more stylish and packed with a whole host of new features along with new technologies.
When it comes to features and safety equipments, Honda has endowed the new Civic with enough equipments to make it ably compete with its highly established market rivals. The 2019 Civic comes braced with 4 front airbags, LED DRLs, electronic parking brake, vehicle stability assist, rear parking sensors, hill start assist, rear ISOFIX child seat anchor as standard. The top of the range ZX variant is packed with more premium features like all LED headlights, curtain airbags, Honda’s lane watch camera system and sunroof. The mid-range VX trim is also nicely packed with a number of great features such as 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, cruise control, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, multi-view reverse camera and the digital MID and many more.
Honda Cars India is offering the new Civic sedan with a 3-year / unlimited kilometre warranty as standard, while buyers can also opt for an additional two years / unlimited kilometres extended warranty.
In India, the new Honda Civic rivals with the likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra. Honda can hope for great success of the new Civic with its all improved package, and the car has already received more than 1,100 bookings in the country.