2019 Honda Civic is the most fuel-efficient sedan in its segment as the diesel engine is claimed to return 26.8 kmpl; over 1100 booking already received
Honda Cars India has finally launched the 2019 Civic in the Indian market and it has been priced starting from Rs. 17.69 (ex-showroom). Sold in V, VX and ZX variants and assembled at the brand’s Greater Noida plant, the 2019 Civic’s prices go all the way up to Rs. 22.29 Lakh for the range-topping diesel VX model.
The executive sedan has made a comeback to India after more than 6 years of sabbatical. Having skipped one generation in between in India, the tenth-gen Civic boasts the latest styling philosophy used by the brand globally and it emphasises premium as well as sportiness. The Civic is the longest-running nameplate for Honda in the world and more than 25 million units have been sold through its nearly five decades of presence.
However, the 2019 Civic gets back into the act to strengthen the brand’s premium portfolio in India and it will compete against Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra. The latest Civic made its domestic debut at the 2018 Auto Expo well over a year ago alongside CR-V. The latter debuted back in October 2018 with starting price of Rs. 28.15 lakh (ex-showroom) with seven-seater layout and a diesel engine.
|2019 Honda Civic Prices:||Ex-showroom (Pan India)|
|New Honda Civic V CVT Petrol||Rs. 17.69 Lakh|
|New Honda Civic VX CVT Petrol||Rs. 19.19 Lakh|
|New Honda Civic ZX CVT Petrol||Rs. 20.99 Lakh|
|New Honda Civic V MT Diesel||NA|
|New Honda Civic VX MT Diesel||Rs. 20.49 Lakh|
|New Honda Civic ZX MT Diesel||Rs. 22.29 Lakh|
Just as the SUV sibling, the new Civic is offered in India with a diesel powertrain. Marking it the first time for the D-segment sedan, the 1.6-litre Earth Dreams four-cylinder unit is good enough to produce 120 PS and 300 Nm.
It is paired with a six-speed manual transmission only with the segment-leading claimed fuel economy of 26.8 kmpl. The 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol, on the other hand, kicks out 141 PS and 174 Nm and is connected to a CVT automatic with sequential paddle shifting function.
|Specification||New Honda Civic Petrol||New Honda Civic Diesel|
|Displacement||1.8 L||1.6 L|
|Power||141 PS at 6,500 rpm||120 PS at 4,000 rpm|
|Torque||174 Nm at 4,300 rpm||300 Nm at 2,000 rpm|
|Fuel Efficiency||16.5 km/l||26.8 km/l|
The new Civic comes equipped with segment-first features like Electronic Parking Brake with Brake Hold, Lane Watch, Agile Handling Assist, Walk Away Locking and much more while a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Variant Wise Features of New Honda Civic:
|New Honda Civic V||New Honda Civic VX||New Honda Civic ZX|
|16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels||16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels||17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels|
|5-inch display with Bluetooth and 4-speaker||6.96-inch touch screen infotainment system||6.96-inch touch screen infotainment system|
|NA||Android Auto and Apple CarPlay||Android Auto and Apple CarPlay|
|Multi-function steering wheel||8-way power adjustable driver seat||Dual front and curtain airbags|
|Keyless entry and push button start||6.96 cm TFT instrument cluster||Full LED Headlamps On/off|
|Electronic park brake||Dual Zone Climate Control||LED fog lamps|
|Rear AC vents||Cruise Control||Power sunroof with remote opening and closing|
|Electrically adjustable and folding mirrors||Auto dimming rear view mirror||Rain sensing wipers|
|Remote opening/closing windows||Power Window Up/down all four windows|
|Driver passenger auto up/down windows||Auto-retractable wing mirrors|
|Front and rear armrest||Four Tweeters|
|LED day time running lamps||Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel|
|LED tail lamps||Ambient Lighting|
|Halogen Projector Headlamps||Reverse Camera with multi-view|
|LED Map light||USB and HDMI ports|
|Paddle shifters (petrol only)|
|Remote engine start (petrol only)|
|Dual front and side airbags|
|ABS with EBD|
|Vehicle Stability Assist|
|Hill Start Assist|
|Reverse camera with parking sensors|
The top-end model runs on 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, full LED headlamps and LED fog lamps, powered sunroof with remote opening and closing, rain sensing wipers, etc. The interior has a plush feel all around and the spaciousness is well sorted both front and back. It is a definite overall package to be considered if you are thinking over buying a premium sedan and you can read our comprehensive review in the attached link.
2019 Honda Civic Dimensions: