New Honda Civic Beats Rivals For The Fourth Consecutive Month In India

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The tenth generation Honda Civic is sold with 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.6-litre Earth Dream diesel engine choices

Honda cars India started official bookings of the returning Civic sedan during the second month of the year before it went on sale in early March. It received huge attention when it made public premiere at the 2018 Auto Expo and carried on with the same buzz. Honda gained more than 1,600 reservations in no time as the first signs of success was seen right from the get-go.

The tenth generation Civic lived up to its promises as Honda utilised the popularity of the nameplate to register a massive total of 2,291 units in its very first month of March 2019 as it garnered 80 per cent of the segment sales. The tally was unseen in recent times as Civic proved that it’s here to stay for long.

The domination continued into the coming months as Honda retailed 369 units in April 2019 and it is kind of a saturation point for the leader in the executive sedan space. The Civic competes against Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra which is likely due a comprehensive facelift during the course of this year.

Executive Sedans No. Of Units In June 2019 
Honda Civic 250
Skoda Octavia 176
Toyota Corolla 90
Hyundai Elantra 60

The Civic reigned on in May 2019 as well as it posted almost similar sales as the previous month while Skoda Octavia’s number was reduced to just 234 units, Toyota Corolla to 134 units and the Elantra was even worse at 104 units. The overall volume in the segment drastically went down in June but the Civic still managed to retain its top position.

Honda dispatched 250 units of the Civic last month while Skoda’s Octavia stood second with 176 units, Toyota Corolla with 90 units and Hyundai Elantra with 60 units. The Civic is sold with a 1.6-litre Earth Dreams diesel producing 120 PS and 300 Nm and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission only responsible for segment-leading fuel economy of 26.8 kmpl.

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The petrol, on the other hand, is a 1.8-litre i-VTEC motor pumping out 141 PS and 174 Nm, and is mated to a CVT automatic with paddle shifters. The Civic comes with several segment-first features including Electronic Parking Brake with Brake Hold, Agile Handling Assist, Walk Away Locking, Lane Watch system, etc.