Honda Civic Overview

The news of the launch of the new Honda Civic has been doing rounds ever since the premium sedan was discontinued in 2013. The Civic that was introduced in India back in 2006 was an eighth generation car and the new Civic expected in India tenth generation car, globally. And we can say that because the new Civic has been spotted around Honda’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan.

The Civic, in case it comes to India, will compete against the Hyundai Elantra, the Skoda Octavia, The Toyota Corolla Altis and the Chevrolet Cruze.

This is an entirely new platform and the looks have been design to fit in the new Honda design language. It looks like a baby Accord unlike the distinct styling of the previous generation cars. The signature thick chrome slat in the front with the modern LED headlamps and LED DRLs look futuristic. Unlike the typical sedan profile of the earlier Civic, the new one has a notchback-like lines with a high boot lid and a sloping roof. The tail design is striking with the boomerang shaped tail lamps, twin exhausts and multiple creases. The 17 inch alloys look striking as well.

Inside, you have the typical Honda interior, similar to the ones we have seen in the BR-V and the City. The all-black interior looks premium with the brushed aluminium highlights but the India car might get a black and beige combination instead. It gets a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system and automatic climate control. The instrument console has a large tachometer at the centr with e digital speedometer and a multifunction display nested in it. The other dials are the fuel and temperature gauges. It gets armrests for both the rows with height adjustable driving seats and electrically operated wing mirrors.

The tenth-generation Civic gets a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and naturally aspirated 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre engines. While the India Civic has had the 1.8-litre mill, we might see the debut of the 170bhp turbo-petrol. The Civic has the engines mated to a six-speed manual and the CVT automatic gearboxes. It is said that the India car might also see a diesel engine being offered with the Civic, but the 100bhp setup would certainly be too underpowered for a car of this size.

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