New Honda Civic is available in five variants and two engine-gearbox combinations; top-spec diesel priced at Rs 22.30 lakh.
Honda has launched the all-new Civic in India at Rs 17.70 lakh. Now in its 10thgeneration, the much-anticipated Civic makes its return to our market after a hiatus of seven years. The executive sedan comes in five variants with two engine and gearbox options.
The Honda Civic petrol is priced starting at Rs 17.70 lakh for the base V variant, Rs 19.20 lakh for the mid-spec VX, while the top-spec ZX trim costs Rs 21.00 lakh. The two diesel variants on offer are the VX and ZX,priced at Rs 20.50 lakh and Rs 22.30 lakh, respectively.
In terms of features, the top-spec Civic ZX variants come with automatic LED headlights with LEDDRLs, rain-sensing wipers, an electric sunroof, 17-inch alloys, leather upholstery, powered driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, a 7.0-inch touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ambient lighting, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a segment-first lane watch camera system. Honda offers five exterior colour options with the Civic - Platinum White Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic.
Safety-wise, Honda has equipped all variants of the Civic with four airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability assist, agile handling assist, an electronic parking brake with auto brake hold, hill-start assist and reverse camera with parking sensors. The ZX variants also get the benefit of two additional airbags.
The new Honda Civic is powered by a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 141hp and 174Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 7-step CVT gearbox only and returns an ARAI-rated 16.5kpl. The diesel Civic gets a 1.6-litre turbocharged unit that puts out 120hp and 300Nm of torque while returning a class-leading 26.8kpl (ARAI). Unlike the petrolengine, the diesel is available with only a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The new Honda Civic may be larger in dimension compared to the eighth-gen model that was sold here, but is around the same size as its rivals. It does, however, have the largest wheels and thickest tyres in its segment.
At this price point, Honda has managed to price the Civic competitively, and it goes up against established rivals like the Skoda Octavia, the Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla Altis.