- New-gen Honda Civic spotted on test in the country
- Top-end ZX variant spotted
- Styling elements carried forward from the display car at the 2018 Auto Expo
- Expected to be offered in two petrol - 1.5-litre/1.8-litre and a 1.5-litre diesel engine
The upcoming Honda Civic was spotted on test in India ahead of its launch in the country later this month. The test mule is a top-end ZX variant and it will be offered with a host of new features. As can be seen in the images, most of the styling elements have been carried forward from the display car at the 2018 Auto Expo event.
The new-gen Honda Civic will be based on a new platform. The vehicle gets the signature thick chrome slat at the front with modern LED headlamps and LED DRLs to give it a futuristic look. The high boot lid with the sloping roofline gives it a notchback-like styling element. The rear section too has a sporty appeal with highly-placed LED boomerang shaped taillight. Although the interior details have not been revealed yet, we believe that the new-gen Civic is expected to get features similar to the ones offered with the manufacturer’s popular sellers, like the City and the CR-V. What’s more, the centre console is highlighted by a seven-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system along with a black and beige interior combination.
Mechanically, the new-gen Honda Civic will be offered in petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.5-litre VTEC turbo petrol generates 180bhp of power and 240Nm of torque while the 1.8-litre naturally aspirated engine produces 139bhp of power and 174Nm of torque. The 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbo diesel engine generates 198bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. The engines will come mated to a six-speed manual, a nine-speed auto and a CVT option.