The new Honda Civic could use a 1.8-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines on its comeback to India
Honda Cars India showcased the new Civic and CR-V at the 2018 Auto Expo in February and confirmed their launches in the domestic market during this financial year. We expect the Civic to arrive at the showrooms by the end of this year and it marks a much-anticipated re-entry after discontinued from the market due to lack of demand.
The Japanese manufacturer pulled the plugs on eight generation Civic in August 2012 after enduring a run of over six years. Currently in its tenth generation, the Civic’s popular nameplate has kept the exciting running for enthusiasts across the country and is just months away from making a comeback.
But before India entry Honda has announced that the new Civic will be introduced in UK next month and the prices are already out. This is the first time Honda is launching the four-door sedan version of Civic in the UK and it has been priced from £19,395 (Rs. 17.51 lakh) for the base SE petrol model, equipped with manual transmission.
The hatchback Civic is one of the top-sellers for Honda in Europe and the India-bound sedan variant is also well-received among customers. The variant options are reminiscent of the hatchback in the UK as entry-level SE is accompanied by SR and EX grades. The range-topping model costs £27,120 (Rs. 24.49 lakh).
Honda offers Sensing Suite with a myriad of safety features right from the base model as road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and collision mitigation braking are included.
The SR trim, on the other hand, allows for dual-zone climate control, rain sensing auto wipers, Honda Connect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, rear parking camera, etc. The EX adds LED headlamps with washers, LED fog lamps, wireless charging, leather seats and so on. The new Civic could use a 1.8-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines on its comeback to India.