Japanese carmaker Honda has finally launched the tenth generation of its popular sedan Civic in the Indian market for a starting price of Rs 17,69 lakh. The bookings for the 2019 Honda Civic began from February 15 across all dealerships in the country at Rs 31,000. The company has already received almost 1,100 booking so far and the iconic sedan will be manufactured at Honda’s Greater Noida plant. The car will be in direct competition with Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra.
The car has witnessed several exterior and interior changes from the previous generation. The tenth generation of Honda Civic will come in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine will have a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol motor which can produce 141 PS of power at 6500 rpm and 174 Nm of torque at 4300 rpm. The engine is mated with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).
The diesel engine comes with a 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbo motor which can produce 120 PS of power at 4000 rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. The engine is mated with a six-speed manual transmission.
The all-new Honda Civic has a length of 4,656 mm and width of 1,799 mm and the weight of the petrol and diesel variants is 1300 kg and 1353 kgs respectively.
The company claims a mileage of 16.5 km/litre for the petrol variant and 26.8 km/litre for the diesel variant.
Pricing of the new 2019 Honda Civic begins from Rs 17.7 lakh for the petrol variant while the diesel variant starts from Rs 20.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Color options for the 2019 Honda Civic includes Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Radiant Red Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic.
On safety front, the all-new Honda Civic comes with six airbags, advanced compatibility engineering (ACE) body, vehicle stability assist (VSA), agile handle assist (AHA), hill start assist (HSA), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BA), auto headlamps, motion-adaptive electric power steering (EPS), rear seat ISOFIX/ child seat anchorage with tether, rain sensing wiper and auto dimming IRVM