BS6 HONDA CIVIC DIESEL INDIA LAUNCH - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Honda launched the Civic after 6 years in the Indian auto market for the first time with a Diesel engine option. It was launched in the first quarter of 2019 with some drastic updates to its styling and design that are scantily taken from its sibling, Accord. For our review about the vehicle, you can simply click here.
The 10th Gen Civic was launched with a BS4 1.6L Earthdreams Tech I-DTEC motor from the CR-V that had 120ps of power and 300Nm of torque. Compared to its rivals, the performance was not up to the mark compared to its rivals but the car shined in the mileage race. The I-DTEC from Honda had class-leading ARAI mileage of 26.8 km/pl that was obtained due to the engine calibration and the new car being 22kgs lighter from the last-gen.
The new motor would fall in the BS6 compliant norms and similar power figures are expected.
It would be available with the same short-throw 6-Speed Manual gearbox and a Variable Geometry Turbocharger. Due to the BS6 norms kicking, the engine would be more tech injected and NVH levels will get lowered.
Pricing and Bookings
Bookings have already started from the BS6 Diesel Civic. You can book your vehicle contactless through the company's ‘Honda from Home’ digital sales platform or traditionally by visiting your nearest Honda dealership.
Honda manufacturers the Civic in India at its Greater Noida plant. As for the increased cost of production of BS6 engines, the BS6 variant would be priced at a premium of ₹ 60,000-80,000 than the BS4 version.
The pricing will start north of the ₹ 20 lakh mark. (ex-showroom India)
Changes in the Car?
Being on the pricier side, this D segment sedan will stay put to its feature-packed list.
All LED headlights, sunroof, auto hold, electronic hand brake, 6 airbags, ambient lighting, lane watch camera are some of the noteworthy features of the car.
By far the major feature would be the engine upgrade as the civic is already a loaded car.
We do not think Honda will launch the Civic with an automatic gearbox with the diesel due to the price hike it would have to sustain plus the lower demand for diesel cars in the first place.
The Civic BS6 diesel is expected to be launched next week and it remains to be seen how the Japanese manufacturer has managed to get the best out of its 1.6 I-DTEC in complying with BS6 norms.
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