Tenth generation Honda Civic receives 1.6L i-DTEC diesel engine; to be available from March 2018
Honda has introduced a diesel engine to the tenth generation Civic. The entire Honda Civic range will be available with this new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine option from March next year. In that case, we can expect the engine to be available in the Indian market-spec Civic as well. Also, there will be a new 9-speed automatic transmission introduced to the Civic in late 2018.
Honda claims the engine comes as a refined one and quieter than before. This engine is capable of churning out 118 bhp of peak power and 300 Nm of peak torque. It delivers around 27 kmpl of fuel efficiency that certainly enhance the appeal of the new Civic range. The CO2 output too has been reduced in an attempt to make the engine more environment friendly.
As Honda claims, the engine gets high strength chromium-molybdenum steel alloy pistons making the movement smoother and reducing friction. With this, the engine gets greater rigidity and becomes quieter offering a more comfortable experience to the occupants inside the car. In order to reduce the NOx emission, this i-DTEC diesel engine gets an improved storage converter that stores pollutants until the regeneration cycle is under way.
As Honda is aiming to roll out several cars in the country market, the tenth generation Civic is one of them. It will mark the re-entry of this popular and globally acclaimed car in the domestic market. Interestingly, a major reason behind Honda Civic’s discontinuation in India was the unavailability of diesel engine, as at that time domestic buyers were keen about the purchasing diesel vehicles.
The tenth generation Honda Civic looks pretty attractive with its sharp and suave styling. It is likely to launch here at the 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo in February next year. The new Civic sedan will lock horns with rivals like Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra in the country and it has a good chance to be manufactured locally as well.
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