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Honda Civic spied testing in Mumbai

December 18, 2018, 12:08 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
Honda Civic spied testing in Mumbai

-    The New Civic will be launched in India in its 10th generation.

-    Was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.

-    Expected to be launched next year to compete against the Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia, and Toyota Corolla Altis.

After being spotted in Noida a few weeks back, the upcoming Honda Civic was recently spotted testing in Mumbai by CarWale reader, Abhishek Malve. The 10th generation of the Civic will make its Indian debut after a hiatus of five years in the country. It was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo early this year. 

When it goes on sale sometime next year, the new Civic will go up against the likes of Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia, and Toyota Corolla Altis in the D-segment. The India-spec Civic has already received a mid-life update in international markets. It will take the CKD route to India.

The new-gen Civic is built on an entirely new platform and bears Honda’s newest design philosophy. As seen at the Auto Expo, the Civic wears the signature thick chrome slat in the front with modern LED headlamps and LED DRLs which still look futuristic. 

Unlike the typical sedan’s profile, the Civic’s posterior has a notchback-like line with a high boot lid and a sloping roof. The high-placed LED taillight has a boomerang shape which complements the twin exhausts and nicely designed tail. The five-spoke 17-inch alloys seen on the test mule gel well with the European demeanour of the Civic. 

On the inside, the Civic will get a stylish yet typical Honda’s cabin as seen on the CR-V and the City. The black-beige interior will get brushed aluminium highlights with a seven-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system dominating the centre console. The instrument console of the older Civic was very distinctive, but the new one will carry a conventional layout. The Civic will come with all the bells and whistles expected from a D-segment sedan. 

Powering the new Civic would be the 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol like before, which is expected to be joined by a smaller 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel from the CR-V. The transmission option could be a CVT for petrol with a choice of either six-speed manual for the diesel with the option of a nine-speed automatic. 

Honda is expected to price the new Civic in India at around Rs 15-20 lakhs (ex-showroom). More details will be revealed in the coming months, so stay tuned to CarWale.

Tags:Honda,New Civic,Honda New Civic
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