Honda Civic Becomes India's Bestselling Executive Sedan (Photo Credit: Twitter )
The 10th generation Honda Civic has become the bestseller in its segment within nine months of its launch. It is to be noted that the market share of 2019 Civic stood at 53 per cent in the executive sedan segment in October 2019. At least 436 units of the new Honda Civic were sold in October 2019 as compared to 336 units which were sold in the previous month. A total of 4375 units of the Civic have been sold till October 2019 since its launch in March 2019.
Rajesh Goel, Senior Vice President and Director - Sales and Marketing, Honda Cars India said, "The comeback of the Civic this year has given the much-needed boost to the executive sedan segment and its one of the few segments which have grown despite the current market slowdown.”
“This reaffirms our confidence in the sedan category that there are customers who prefer sedans for their stylish looks and superb driving dynamics. We are thankful to our esteemed customers who have reaffirmed their love for Civic and helped it lead the segment sales," he added.
Honda Civic’s diesel 1.6-litre engine churns out 118 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 300 Nm of peak torque at 2,000 rpm. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the petrol unit has 1.8-litre motor that belts out 139 bhp at 6,500 rpm and 174 Nm of peak torque at 4,300 rpm. It is mated with a CVT transmission.
The top-spec Honda Civic comes equipped with features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Other key features include cruise control, 8-way adjustable driver's seat, electric sunroof, dual-zone climate control and smart key engine on and off feature.
It further gets the digital instrument cluster, a 7-inch unit, and a push-button start system. On the feature front, the new Civic comes loaded with six airbags, ABS, EBD, Agile Handling Assist, stability control, and hill start assist along with some segment-first features like the lane watch camera assist and electric parking brake.