Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) will be bringing the new-gen Civic sedan to the country. This information has been released through a series of exclusive scoops from multiple media outlets. Hence, we are expecting the new Honda Civic 2018 to launch in India sometime next year.
The new Civic that is expected to be launched in India is the tenth-generation model that was globally unveiled in 2015 and went on sale in international markets by 2016. However, Honda India has till now been tight-lipped about the possibility of bringing the new Civic to the domestic market anytime soon.
It is worth noting that this won’t be the first time that the Civic will be launched in India. Honda had earlier launched the eighth-gen Civic in India during the year 2006. Initially, the low-slung sedan received good response from customers. However, with an ageing design and newer competitors in the market, demand for the Honda Civic started dwindling. Eventually, Honda decided to discontinue the Civic altogether from the Indian market in the year 2012.
Hence, the rebirth of the Honda Civic brand in India will be an interesting thing to watch out for. But before we receive an official information regarding the new model’s India launch from Honda, here’s everything we know so far about the new Honda Civic 2018:
Honda Civic 2018 India launch date
Honda Cars India is yet to make an official announcement about the new-gen Civic’s India launch. However, multiple media reports are suggesting that the updated model can be introduced in India sometime next year. As a result, there is a high probability that the new Honda Civic will be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi, before an official launch is made in the later months.
New Honda Civic 2018 price in India (expected)
The Honda Civic will be launched to fill the price gap between the Honda City and the Honda Accord. Owing to this target placement and the list of features expected to be on offer, the new Honda Civic is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh (ex-showroom). Anything above Rs. 25 lakh will be a price blunder for the Civic in India, thanks to the presence of more worthy competitors in that price range.
|New Honda Civic 2018 Variants||Expected Price (ex-showroom)|
|Base Model||Rs 15 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 20 lakh|
New-gen Honda Civic diesel specifications (expected)
|Engine||1.6-litre i-DTEC Diesel|
|Power||118 bhp @ 4,000 rpm|
|Torque||300 Nm @ 3,000 rpm|
New-gen Honda Civic petrol specifications (expected)
|Engine||1.8-litre i-VTEC Diesel|
|Power||138 bhp @ 4,000 rpm|
|Torque||174 Nm @ 3,000 rpm|
|Gearbox||6-speed manual / CVT automatic|
New Honda Civic 2018 mileage (expected)
The new Civic is expected to come with highly efficient engine options. As a result, the petrol models are expected to deliver around 12.6 km/l, while the diesel engine is likely to deliver approximately 16.5 km/l of mileage.
|Honda Civic petrol Mileage||around 12.6 km/l|
|Honda Civic diesel Mileage||around 16.5 km/l|
New Honda Civic competitors in India
- Toyota Corolla Altis
- Hyundai Elantra
- Skoda Octavia