The new Honda Civic has been warming up the internet since some time in India with its rare spy images surfacing. Now, another set of images have come out which give us a better look at the Indian spec Civic, scheduled to be launched here shortly. Without a doubt, it looks dapper and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
The spy shots below show two different colours of the car, one of which is the deep maroon shade and the other being a plain white shade. The rear three quarter angle of the Civic above reveals the gorgeous design language which is a step up from the 8th generation model sold in India previously. The Civic below was spotted in Bangalore where the media drives of the car will be conducted shortly. This explains the appearance of two cars without any camouflage in the city.
Back in the day the Honda Civic was one of the hottest sedan you could buy in India. It had a fantastic looking exterior design matched by equally futuristic interiors for its time. It was the eighth generation model and the company discontinued the car in India after it completed its production run. The latest 10th generation Civic gets a bold front design with full LED headlamps and DRLs.
It is designed more like a fastback rather than usual sedan design and that’s what makes it look different. The sloping roof meets a very proportionate rear section with attractive C shape LED headlamps. The split 5 spoke alloys further enhance its visual appeal. In the international markets, Honda sells a Civic hatchback too which is also a pretty brilliant car and comes with a performance variant too, called the Civic Type-R.
Talking of engine and transmission, the Indian spec Honda Civic is expected to come with both petrol and diesel engine variants. The petrol engine would be a 1.8-litre unit that is expected to churn out around 140 PS of maximum power. The diesel engine will be a 1.6-litre EarthDreams engine that is expected to produce around 120 PS in the Civic.
Both the engines will get a 6 speed manual gearbox while the petrol powered variants will also get automatic transmissions as an option. However, the diesel might not get the option of an auto tranny in India yet, though an auto box on the diesel version is available in the international markets.
Honda will most probably launch the all new Civic in India by the end of March this year. When launched, it will challenge the likes of Skoda Octavia and the upcoming new Toyota Corolla. Honda will aim at its existing customers as well as the enthusiasts who have been waiting since long for the car to be launched here. As of now, there is no information regarding the price of the car but expect the company to price it around Rs. 16 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs mark.