India-Bound 2018 Honda Civic

The erstwhile Honda Civic was one of the most popular sedans in its segment and the new model made its India debut at 2018 Auto Expo

Honda officially showcased 10th generation Civic at GIIAS 2018. The Civic is one of the most popular sedans in its segment and the new model made its India debut at 2018 Auto Expo. The India-bound 2018 Honda Civic continues the sporty design theme of previous model and India launch is expected to happen later this year.

The Civic comes with full LED headlamps along with thick chrome grille up front with Honda logo in middle. The bumper gets an all new design with black inserts for fog lamps housing and this gives a sporty look for Civic. The side continues the sporty design with coupe like design and the company has given new diamond cut alloy wheels for Civic.

Honda has given C-shaped design for LED tail lamps and a chrome bar is placed between lights to give a wide look for Civic. The number plate holder is integrated into boot. Overall, the design of new generation Civic is a step up from predecessor. The interior also get a new design theme as the company wants to give upmarket feel.

The Civic comes with new three spoke multi-function steering wheel and instrument cluster is a mix of digital and analog. Honda has given lots of features for new generation Civic, which includes touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, cruise control, leather seats, rain sensing wipers and more.

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Honda increased dimensions for new Civic to improve cabin space. The coupe like design theme might reduce head room but legroom and shoulder room will be excellent. The Civic will also come with lots of safety features like airbag, ABS and EBD as standard. The Japanese manufacturer is going to introduce Civic with petrol and diesel engine options.

The 1.8 L naturally aspirated i-VTEC petrol engine puts out 140 hp and 174 Nm. Honda will likely launch Civic with 1.6 L i-DTEC engine, which is available in Europe as it produces 120 PS and 300 Nm. These engines will be mated to 6 speed manual and automatic transmission. We can expect diesel engine to deliver class leading efficiency. Honda Civic competes against Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Octavia.