New Honda Civic 2018
After the City, the most loved Honda car in India has to be the Civic. The low slung sedan filled up the space between the City and the Accord and was immediately a favourite amongst enthusiasts with its 1.8-litre powerful engine. With petrol cars going out of fashion at the beginning of the decade, the Civic slowly drove itself into oblivion.
Honda might bring back the Civic and we say that because the car has been spotted around HCIL’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. The car that was spotted is the tenth generation of the Civic globally and when it comes, it will be a generation jump from the eighth generation car that we have had in India from 2006 to 2013.
The new Civic has been built on an entirely new platform and the looks have been design to fit in the new Honda design language. It looks like a baby Accord unlike the distinct styling of the previous generation cars. The signature thick chrome slat in the front with the modern LED headlamps and LED DRLs look futuristic.
Unlike the typical sedan profile of the earlier Civic, the new one has a notchback-like lines with a high boot lid and a sloping roof. The tail design is striking with the boomerang shaped tail lamps, twin exhausts and multiple creases. The 17 inch alloys look striking as well.
Inside, you have the typical Honda interior, similar to the ones we have seen in the BR-V and the City. The all-black interior looks premium with the brushed aluminium highlights but the India car might get a black and beige combination instead. It gets a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system and automatic climate control. The instrument console has a large tachometer at the centr with e digital speedometer and a multifunction display nested in it. The other dials are the fuel and temperature gauges. It gets armrests for both the rows with height adjustable driving seats and electrically operated wing mirrors.
The tenth-generation Civic gets a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and naturally aspirated 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre engines. While the India Civic has had the 1.8-litre mill, we might see the debut of the 170bhp turbo-petrol. The Civic has the engines mated to a six-speed manual and the CVT automatic gearboxes. It is said that the India car might also see a diesel engine being offered with the Civic, but the 100bhp setup would certainly be too underpowered for a car of this size.
The Civic, in case it comes to India, will compete against the Hyundai Elantra, the Skoda Octavia, The Toyota Corolla Altis and the Chevrolet Cruze.
New Honda Civic Price in India and Launch Date
- Expected Price: 13 Lakhs
- Expected Launch: June 2018
New 2018 Honda Civic India Features
- HID Headlamps
- LED DRLs
- 17-inch alloys
- Coupe-like styling
- Leather upholstery
- Auto-dimming IRVM
- LED Taillamps
- ORVMs with integrated turn indicators
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- Rear AC Vents
- Dual Zone Climate Control
- Chrome grille
- Reverse parking camera
New 2018 Honda Civic India Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.8 L i-VTEC Petrol||1.6 L i-DTEC Turbo Diesel|
|Power (estimated)||135 BHP||118 BHP @ 4,000 RPM|
|Torque (estimated)||170 Nm||300 Nm @ 3,000 RPM|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed Manual/CVT||6-speed Manual|
New 2018 Honda Civic India Mileage
|City||12 km/l||18 km/l|
|Highway||18 km/l||22 km/l|
|Overall||15 km/l||20 km/l|
New 2018 Honda Civic India Dimensions
|Length x Width x Height||4630 x 1798 x 1415 mm|
|Wheel Type and Size||17” Alloys|
|Boot Space||427 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||47 litres|
New 2018 Honda Civic India Safety
The upcoming 2018 Civic comes with many active and passive safety features. These include-
- Six Airbags
- Hill Start Assist
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Tyre Deflation Warning System
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Forward Collision Warning System
- Lane Departure Warning System
New 2018 Honda Civic India Interior Design
Stay tuned for updates on New 2018 Honda Civic India launch date, price, specifications, and more. So, what do you think of the new Civic 2018 model that will launch in India in coming days? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below.