New Honda Civic Review: Top Reasons Why is it Getting More Popular In 2019?
Almost all cars are divided into segments. One of the segments that got popular in the previous decade was the d segment cars. D segment cars can be categorized as the third largest passenger cars by the European segment.
The large cars are also termed as a family car and can be termed as midsize car according to the American standard. Most d segment cars include sedans or wagons.
Even though d segment cars were more popular before, soon after the SUVs got popular the popularity of d segment cars declined. The main reason for this is the strong build and rugged look the SUV provides.
With a stronger engine and a better proportion of space, SUVs are considered a better option when it comes to city commute. With the launch of compact SUVs, the popularity of d segment cars started decreasing rapidly.
Maybe because of that the civic that was originally launched in 2006 had to be discontinued by 2013.
The 2006 honda civic had all the blocks ticked when it comes to looks. With its sporty and stylish looks, it soon became a crowd favourite. The classy look in the inside and powerful petrol engine made the car stand out.
The new civic brings back everything its predecessors offer. The 2006 honda civic was the 8th generation of the civic family that was tagged as “futuristic and distinctive”. After 6 years, Honda is all set to launch its 10th generation of civic this year with the same promise.
So how do the new honda civic looks like?
Honda Civic Exterior
The new civic hasn’t changed much when it comes to exteriors. The old civic was already ahead of its time when it came to its exterior design. A slanting roof gives the car a sporty look. The car comes with 17-inch alloy wheels and a short boot.
The boomerang-shaped tail lamps, signature Honda grille and led daytime running strip gives the car a premium look. So just like the old civic, the new one looks modern even for its own time. The new Honda Civic has 25% high strength steel making the car 22kgs lighter than its older versions.
The new sports trim of Honda civic comes with 18-inch dark alloy wheels, gloss black trim, bold black painted decklid spoiler, halogen fog lights and exposed centre mounted chrome exhaust finisher. Looking at the car it is safe to say that skipping an entire generation was really worth in order to create something unique.
Honda Civic Interior
The contemporary theme follows even on the inside. Honda has taken what people love about SUVs and placed it in the sedan. The inside of the new civic has well thought out places and compartments. All the controls are well thought out and well placed. Overall plastic quality is good. The USB, 12v charging and HDMI was placed behind the centre console.
The 7-inch infotainment system comes with two USB sockets, one HDMI jack, Bluetooth, reverse camera with zoom function, Apple carplay, Android Auto and eight-speaker audio system. But the display quality and response time is not up to the standard.
The instrument cluster comes with bright colours and sporty look. Being a sedan it is lower to ground level. Hence it is not exactly an easy task to get in and out of the new civic. You almost have to squat down to get in. But this is something to get used to if a luxurious look is on your mind. The seating is electrically adjustable and the driver seat is quite comfortable.
The only downside with seating can be the lack of shoulder room which again is common in sedans. The new civic provides enough leg and knee room for the rear passengers. The slanting rooftop gives a much lesser headroom for a taller person and the middle seat can also be a bit uncomfortable. The civic actually is designed well when it comes to storage places.
The storage space under the front armrest is large enough to store a lot of things and it also houses two cup holders. The new civic has a boot space of 430 litres which is just enough for a family weekend trip.
Honda Civic 2019 Colours
Platinum white pearl
Honda Civic 2019 Features
The new Honda Civic comes loaded with features like electronic parking brake with auto hold, sunroof, auto dimming rear view mirror, electric driver seat adjust, dual zone climate control, keyless go. Safety features include six airbags, ESP, ABS, ISOFIX child seat anchor points as standard.
The recently launched CRV gets Lane-Watch function that activates the left mirror mounted camera to let you know if there are any cars in your blind spot when you are changing lanes or turning at junctions. The new civic also has this feature in its list.
The feature activates when you switch the left indicator on. The interior consist of remote engine start and also premium ivory leather seats. It also comes with lane watch camera on orvms. The car comes with stability assists like agile handling assist and also vehicle stability assist are the premium features this car offers.
Honda Civic 2019 Engine
Honda Civic comes with a petrol or diesel engine. The petrol engine comes mated with a CVT transmission. The 1.8-litre petrol engine that comes mated with CVT gives out the maximum output of 141ps and a torque of 174nm.
The 1.6 litre diesel engine produces 120ps power and 300nm and is mated with 6 speed manual transmission. The downside o the CVT engine is that quick responses at high speed have to be planned but responses in slower traffic are just as easy.
Hence, it is best for the city commute. The CVT comes with steering mounted paddle shifters helps you select ratios manually. This is especially important while going downhill. Another downside of the petrol engine is that it is only available in CVT and does not come in the manual transmission.
The ride quality of the new civic is pretty good. The suspension of the new Honda Civic is one of the biggest highlights. The biggest bumps even go unnoticed in this new civic. The engine insulation is pretty good too. Apart from a little tyre noise, the new civic is silent otherwise.
The sloppy old version was changed into a solid and rigid frame with fast, smooth and accurate actions. The tenth generation Honda Civic has also received 5 star NCAP rating. New Honda Civic provides a mileage of 16.5kmpl for the petrol unit and 26.8kmpl for the diesel.
Pros and Cons of Honda Civic 2019
Beautiful build quality. Honda has kept the ‘futuristic and distinctive’ theme alive with its new Honda civic.
Use of 25% high strength steel making the car frame more rigid and 22kgs lighter than its predecessors
The award-worthy suspension makes the car glides smoothly on rough surfaces and bumps and even huge potholes.
For such price range, the Honda still manages to offer luxury and premium design for its car.
The new Civic comes loaded with features and safety features achieving a 5 star NCAP rating.
Not suitable for the use of the elderly since getting in and out of the car is difficult than most hatchbacks and SUVs.
Features like front parking sensors, rear charging socket, electrically adjusted co-driver seat are missing which are offered by most of its competitors.
The petrol engine doesn’t get a manual transmission and the diesel engine does not get an automatic transmission option.
The quality of the infotainment system could have been better.
Honda Civic 2019 Rivals
The Honda Civic will compete with the likes of Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Octavia after launch. It will also compete with SUVs like Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and the Jeep Compass.
The new Honda Civic can be considered as a premium conventional product brought by Honda for a good price range. Estimated to have a range of Rs 13 lakhs to Rs. 18 lakhs, the new civic features a striking exterior design, feature loaded cabin, plush ride quality, easy to drive and great sound insulation.
The new civic could have been better with a more powerful engine and ease of getting in and out of the car. Nevertheless, the car has provided a premium level car for such lower costs, now only the time will tell if the new civic will revive the D-segment cars in an already dominated SUV market.
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