Honda just launched its all-new civic sedan earlier this week with a whole design language. The Japanese carmaker is rolling its new generation vehicles with modern design structure, adaptive technology, and reasonable price too. Civic is the longest running sedan from Honda with 25 million units in about 170 countries.
From the update of its jazz to the all-new amaze, Honda is making its mark in the Indian Market. Joining the fleet of new age Honda vehicles is the all new civic. Honda rolls out its new age civic after nearly five years.
Coming out at a price range of 17.69L to 22.29L, this premium sedan is with a new face. With the latest launch, civic is in its tenth generation now. Way before the launch, the company announced for pre-bookings. President Honda, India says that a total of 1100 bookings reached in just 20 days. This new model also comes in both petrol and diesel versions.
“We are delighted to expand our product portfolio in India with the launch of the iconic and our global bestseller Honda Civic. This is Honda’s third new model introduction in FY19 and the launch of Civic completes our premium sedan line-up in India,” Honda Cars India President and CEO Gaku Nakanishi said in a statement.
Civic comes in five variants with three is petrol and two in diesel. The new age civic is 4656mm lengthy and 1799mm wide. With a 2700mm wheelbase, the car is 1433mm high and has 430-litre boot space. The car is lighter than its predecessor and stands at 1300 kg and 1353 kg for petrol and diesel variant respectively.
The all new gen civic is very sporty in nature and spacious with all new design language. The interiors add sportiness to body language with dark-colored dual tone dashboard. There is a seven-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is a digital TFT multi-information display, eight speakers with four tweeters and fully equipped three-spoke steering wheel. On the inside, it is the pleasant upholstery that welcomes you with leather seats and large space even at the back.
On the facilities front, civic comes with automatic climate control, eight-way power driver seat, electric parking brakes, keyless smart start/stop button, rain sensing wipers, auto dimming inside rear view mirror, telescopic steering, and cruise control.
The civic includes a wide range of collision including front, offset, side and rear impacts. The car comes with six airbags, vehicle stability assist (VSA), agile handle assist, hill start assist, ABS with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and brake assist, auto headlamps, motion-adaptive electric power steering (EPS), rear seat ISOFIX/ child seat anchorage as a part of its safety features.
Coming to the design part, The new age civic is well designed keeping the new gen Honda DNA of the city model. Certainly, there is a bold chrome segment that merges with the upswept LED headlights. The front face looks quiet down to enhance the sporty look. The side profile is dominated by the emerging wheel arches from both the ends. the fast sloping roofline blends with boot door making more aerodynamic. It is on the rear, the main attraction stands, The bold C- shaped taillights around the uplifted boot. The aggressive looks from taillights vanish when the wide boot door opens.
Above all, It gets a traditional i-VTEC powered 1.8-liter petrol mill that produces 141 PS of power and 174 Nm of torque. This engine is also mated to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). On the other hand, there is also a 1.6-liter i-DTEC turbo diesel power mill, churning out 120 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque. This mill gets a six-speed manual transmission. The company claims that the petrol variant will have a mileage of 16.5 kmpl, while the diesel will 26.8 kmpl. It is yet to be known the specifications for each variant. There are totally five variants namely V, VX for petrol and VX, ZX (CVT), ZX for diesel.
Firstly, we don’t have to testify with the petrol engines from Honda underlying their years-long appreciation from the Indian market. The diesel engines have also been performing well which can be understood from the growing sale figures in recent years. Meanwhile, Honda recently recorded an increase in sales by 4 percentage in December last year.