Honda has launched the 2019 Civic in India, prices start at Rs.17.69 Lakh. This is the 10th generation of the Civic globally. Honda has reintroduced the Civic in India after a gap of 5 years. The Civic is the best selling and longest running model from Honda for a long time. With the launch of the new Civic, scheduled on 7th March 2019, HCIL will complete its premium sedan lineup in India which includes the City, Accord and now the Civic. Honda had introduced the 1st gen Civic way back in 1972 as a 3-door hatch.
Honda Civic Prices
V CVT – Rs. 17,69,900
VX CVT – Rs. 19,19,900
ZX CVT – Rs. 20,99,900
VX MT – Rs. 20,49,900
ZX MT – Rs. 22,29,900
*All Prices Ex Showroom pan India
The Honda Civic in its latest version looks extremely sexy and super sport from all angles. The car now looks radically changed as compared to the older gen, it looks very sharp, stylish and stunning. From the dynamic face with good amount of chrome and LED headlights going back to the tidy proportionate body lines that lead to the sleek swept back fast-back like boot immensely pleases the eye. The unique ‘C’ styled tail lamps are fused in the body making the rear stand out from the competition. The vehicle has loads of road presence and tons of visual appeal. The Civic drives on 17 inch sporty design diamond cut alloys. The Civic also gets an electric Sunroof. Dimensionally, the new Civic is 4,656mm long, 1,799mm wide and 1,433mm tall. Wheelbase is 2,700mm. The sedan can hold 430 liters of cargo which also hold a full-sized spare tyre with the same dual-tone alloy wheel. There are disc brakes on all four wheels, these work in conjunction with 215/50 Yokohama tyres and 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.
On the inside typical futuristic Honda styled cabin is in place. Brushed metal finishing, leather, and soft-touch materials can be found in places that matter. You get leather-wrapped steering wheel on both the petrol and diesel cars, with paddle-shifters on the petrol car. The dashboard comes made of soft touch material. The instrument cluster is a three-part full-colour unit greets you with a futuristic welcome animation. The Civic also gets the latest generation 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. You get a dual zone climate control unit on the Civic. The upholstery is in all leather with the driver seat getting an 8-way all electrical adjust.
The All New Honda Civic comes in two engine options, the Petrol variant comes powered with the 1799cc, four cylinder i-VTEC unit with 141PS of power at 6500rpm and 174Nm of torque at 4300rpm. This petrol engine comes mated to an CVT automatic transmission. There is no manual transmission for the petrol variant. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency figure is 16.5 kmpl. The diesel engine is the same 1,597cc turbocharged engine that we first saw in the CR-V. It makes a similar 120PS at 4,000 rpm and 300Nm at 3,000 rpm here. The only available transmission with this is a six-speed manual and comes with a claimed fuel economy of 26.5 kmpl.
In terms of safety the All New Honda Civic comes loaded with features which include, six air-bags, ABS with EBD, VSA, Electrical parking brake, brake assist, auto brake hold, agile handling assist, hill start assist, adaptive steering control, multi angle rear view camera, ISOFIX, Honda Lane Watch, ASEAN NCAP 5-star rating to name few.
The Honda Civic is available in Platinum White Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic paint shades. The Honda Civic comes with 3 years unlimited KMS warranty on it. The Honda Civic competes with the likes of the Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla.
Read our detailed roadtest review of the 2019 Honda Civic right here