The recently launched Honda Civic has made a strong comeback in the Indian market after a brief gap of five years. Honda dealers in the country started accepting bookings for the Civic from 15 February and till date have claimed to have received over 2000 bookings for the sedan. The sedan is sold in more than 170 markets with India being one of the ten locations where the sedan is produced.
For the first time in India, the Honda Civic is offered with a diesel powertrain option which, in this case, is the 1.6-litre unit that comes mated to a six-speed manual to generate 118bhp and 300Nm of torque. The petrol version, on the other hand, gets a 1.8-litre engine that comes mated to a CVT transmission and generates 140bhp and 174Nm of torque.
The top spec Civic comes with a fully digital instrument cluster, 17-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlamps, seven-inch touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, sunroof and electric adjustment for the driver’s seat. The vehicle competes against the likes of D-segment cars like Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla Altis.