Why New Honda Civic Is Setting New Sales Records In D1 Segment? We Explain

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The tenth-gen Honda Civic, which went on sale in March 2019, seems to be a blockbuster in the making with an enormous response buyers

The Honda Civic was launched in March this year and has proven to be a blockbuster for the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese car maker giant. In fact, the D1-segment sedan managed to garner over 1,800 bookings within weeks of its launch, which goes on to show the eagerness of the car buying lot to put its money on the new sedan.

You can gauge the success rate of the new Honda Civic from the very fact that its nearest rivals, which include the Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla Altis and Skoda Octavia, couldn’t fare even half as well as the new model. All of this pushes us to wonder what makes the new Civic so attractive.

There are many explanations for the success of the new sedan. First things first, the new Honda Civic builds on the reputation of the eighth-gen model, which is a cult classic for its boy-racer image and the fun-to-drive factor. Well, the new model retains the low-slung stance and the racy appeal of the previous version, which has been only refined over the years.

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Also, the new Honda Civic even retains the tried-and-tested 1.8-litre motor (it offers 141 PS and 174 Nm in its current state) of the previous version, albeit, in an updated format. While the absence of a manual transmission has disappointed the purists, the motor impresses with its free-revving and smooth nature and continues to have a mass appeal.

As per the official data, more than 85 per cent of the demand is for the petrol version, which goes on to reflect the charm of the punchy engine. Next, the Honda Civic is even available with a diesel engine now, which means all those looking for a fuel-efficient yet fun engine can opt for this model.

The staggering fuel economy of 26.8 km/l is another factor that helps the new model draw buyers to the showrooms. The peak torque of 300 Nm and a smooth-shifting 6-speed manual transmission further helps the new vehicle find more takers.

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Finally, another factor that has helped the new Honda Civic is its grown-up dimensions along with best-in-class features list. The new Civic is 4,656 mm long, 1,799 mm wide and 1,433 mm high. It has a wheelbase of 2,700 mm and 430 litres of boot space. This has further helped it find many buyers.

Plus, the availability of top-notch features like an electric sunroof, Honda Lane Watch technology, electrically-adjustable seats, and a touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay has further helped the new model. Together, all these points should ensure that the new Civic continues to enjoy great demand.