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India-spec Honda Civic engine, gearbox details revealed

12th Feb 2019 4:30 pm

New Honda Civic to come with a 141hp petrol and a 120hp diesel engine in India; petrol model gets paddleshifters as standard.

UPDATE: 2019 Honda Civic India launch on March 7

Honda Cars India is all set to launch the new Civic in the domestic market sometime next month. The new Honda Civic, as reported by us earlier, will come with two engine options – a 1.8-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel. We can confirm that the Civic for India will come with a 7-step CVT gearbox mated to the 1.8-litre petrol engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox paired with the 1.6-litre diesel mill. This means the India-bound Civic will not get a petrol-manual option or a diesel-automatic variant. The petrol-CVT also comes with paddleshifters as standard and features three drive modes – City, Eco and Sport.

The Honda Civic’s 1.8-litre petrol engine churns out 141hp and 174Nm of torque while the 1.6-litre diesel is good for 120hp and 300Nm of torque. Both engines will be BS-IV for now and will be upgraded to BS-VI once the deadline nears.

Key rivals to the Honda Civic include the Skoda Octavia, the Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla.

2019 Honda Civic technical specifications
Honda Civic petrolHonda Civic diesel
LxWxH4656x1799x1433mm4656x1799x1433mm
Wheelbase2700mm2700mm
Fuel tank47 litres47 litres
Kerb weight1300kg1353kg
Boot space430 litres430 litres
Turning diameter11.7m11.7m
Suspension (front)Macpherson StrutMacpherson Strut
Suspension (rear)Independent MultilinkIndependent Multilink
Brake (front)DiscDisc
Brake (rear)DiscDisc
Tyre size215/50 R17215/50 R17
Engine type4-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol4-cylinder, turbo-diesel
Displacement1799cc1597cc
Number of valves4 valves per cylinder, SOHC4 valves per cylinder, DOHC
Power141hp at 6500rpm120hp at 4000rpm
Torque174Nm at 4300rpm300Nm at 2000rpm
Transmission7-step CVT6-speed manual
Fuel efficiency16.5kpl26.8kpl

Also see:

2019 Honda Civic features revealed

New Honda Civic is more fuel efficient than the Honda City

Updated Honda City VX: In pictures

India-spec Honda Civic ready for launch

2019 Honda WR-V, Amaze, Jazz Exclusive edition launched in India

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