Honda has launched the all-new Civic in India for a price tag of Rs 17.69 lakhs (ex-showroom all-India) which goes all the way up to the Rs 22.29 lakhs. It is available with two powertrain options, which includes a diesel engine for the first time, across three trim options. Here are all the other options one can look at for the same price as the all-new Honda Civic.
The entry-level V trim of the Civic retails at Rs 17.69 lakhs and is only available in a petrol-CVT guise. It misses out on a few features. So at its price point, there are other options such as the recently introduced Tata Harrier XZ or top-spec Mahindra Scorpio S11 4WD. Both these options offer a high-riding stance which is pretty much the obvious choice these days amongst the buyers. The Isuzu V-Cross offers a lifestyle pick-up truck for the same price as the entry-level Civic and is a tempting choice for someone looking to grab street presence.
The VX Civic is available with petrol-CVT and the diesel-manual powertrain options. Priced between Rs 19.19 – 20.49 lakhs, the VX comes as an alternative to other high riding options such as top-spec Mahindra XUV500, or the mid-spec variants of the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson. The Civic is a proper D-segment sedan and is a better buy for someone looking for a low slung vehicle with good driving dynamics instead of an SUV. The Hyundai Elantra undercuts the Civic by a considerable margin in terms of pricing and it is indeed a good looking car with a decent feature list. And the Toyota Corolla Altis is the other D-segment option available at this price range in the top-spec VL CVT trim. When talking about Toyota, it is impossible not to consider the undisputed leader of its segment, the Innova Crysta. This MPV can also be had in the Touring Sport Diesel MT guise for the price of VX trim; and we know for a fact that it is one of the best overall packages that money can buy. But the Volkswagen GTI, a hot hatch with an impeccable performance, can be had for the same price.
The top-spec Civic ZX is priced between Rs 20.99 – 22.29 lakhs and it comes with all the bells and whistles such as six airbags, eight-way electrically adjustable driver seat, 17-inch wheels, LED lights, and Honda’s Lane Watch camera system. For this price range, a direct rival like the Skoda Octavia in mid-spec guise is another sensible buy apart from the top-spec Jeep Compass. But the Civic has been one of the most loved monikers from Honda’s stable in the country. It has a cult following in the nation, and even though it is a dying breed, the Civic might be good enough to revive the D-sedan segment in India.