Civic has always been a car for enthausiasts from very beginning and is really popular in the car modifiers circuit , the car made its own place in the indian market with its low ground clearance and great looks and the last generation civic was a hoot to drive with the ultra refined petrol motor on offer and great driving dynamics .
Civic offered technology ahead of its time like the all digital console and those paddle shifters but sadly had to pull it out from indian market in 2012 due to poor sales because of unavailibility of Diesel engine.
Fast forward to 2018 and Honda is all set to launch its latest generation civic in india with diesel engine on offer for the first time with alot of technology loaded upto brim
Civic is offered in three body styles in the global market namely – Sedan , Hatchback , coupe . However India will receive the sedan version of the latest generation Civic .
The car now gets angular swept back headlamps with projector lights and integrated day time running lamps which looks amazing , they are further complimented by chunky chrome grille and the goes with the car’s design language very well . The chrome work is kept very minimal in the civic which gives it a sporty look rather than classic . The car’s design flows from front to rear and does not look over done . The car looks proportionate and well built .
The global version of the civic gets 17” inches alloys with low profile tyres which increases the aesthetic appeal of the car .
INTERIORS AND FEATURES –
The latest generation civic boasts an all black interior which adds to the sporty appeal . The steering wheel and the gear knob will be leather wrapped .
Being a driver oriented car we can safely assume that the side bolsters on the seat will grip the occupants very well while cornering.
Sone of the highlight features of the Cuvic are –
7 inches touch screen infotainment system
60:40 split rear seats
Diamond cut machined alloys
All digital console
Multi functional steering wheel
EXPECTED DATE AND PRICE –
Honda officially announced that it will launch the latest generation civic before march 2019 and we expect that they would launch the new civic near the mid of 2018 .
Honda is expected to price the new generation civic between 15-20 lakhs for base and top model respectively .
The reason for this aggressive price tag may be given to the locally produced engines which are manufactured at the greater noida plant where the production of the diesel engine will take place and the plant in rajasthan where the manufacturing of petrol engine will take place .
EXPECTED ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION –
We expect that the Indian spec civic will receive the 1.8 litre ivtec engine which produces about 139 bhp at 4,000 rpm and an all new 1.6 litre diesel engine which produces 118 bhp and 300 nm of torque .
The diesel engine is expected to give about 29.1 kmpl mileage which will be best in class . And for the petrol engine the mileage figures are around 20 kmpl
The 1.8 petrol motor may come with 9 speed automatic gearbox and the diesel motor with 6 speed manual .