Remember the year, when Honda launched the Civic in the Indian market. It took us by a storm and we can still see on our roads. Well, after a long time, Honda has showcased the current generation Civic at the 2018 Auto Expo and we know have some confirmation that it will soon set it wheels on the Indian shores.
Aesthetically, the Civic retains its low-slung and sporty design which added sharp lines and more aerodynamics. As compared to its previous model which was launched in India, the new Civic has a longer wheelbase, short overhangs and to further add to the sporty feel it gets sweeping cabin. At the front it gets all LED headlight unit, muscular hood and a sporty looking front bumper. At the rear, the roofline is sharply sloped and it gets C-shaped all LED tail lights.
Stepping in, one will certainly notice elegance of the interiors that Honda has offered in this sporty sedan. The dashboard is conventional in its design and it holds a vertical centre console along with a touchscreen infotainment system. Remember the sporty speedometer that Honda offred in the previous car, well the look isn't the same but I can say that it's far more better than the previous one with all the tech and modern touch. The top of the line trim will come equipped with automatic climate control, a touch screen infotainment system with built in navigation, steering mounted controls and electrically foldable as well as electrically adjustable mirrors. Thanks to the longer wheelbase the new civic is more spacious and you need not worry about the sloping roofline, there is ample amount of head room even for a six footer at the rear.
The Indian Spec Honda Civic will be powered with a 1.8 litre naturally aspirated petrol mill. Wait there's more we ain't done yet, yes you're guessing it right, the civic will also be powered with diesel engine. This will be 1.6 litre i-DTEC mill which will also power the new upcoming Honda CR-V. Both the petrol and diesel mills will be coupled with an automatic gearbox. As of now Honda hasn't revealed anything yet.
Once Honda launches the new generation Civic in the Indian market it will compete head on with the Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia and the Hyundai Elantra. Well for the hardcore civic fans in India, I have a sad news, we won't get the Civic Type R. Stay tuned to MyNewCar to know more about the new Honda Civic’s arrival in India.