Honda Cars India told reporters today that it commenced production of its all-new 10th generation Honda Civic at its Noida plant.
Interestingly, the Civic is not only Honda’s longest running automotive nameplate, it is currently the largest selling model from Honda globally. In its 10th generation avatar, the all-new Honda Civic will be launched in India on March 7 with both petrol and diesel powertrains. The Civic diesel is being introduced for the first time in India with the 1.6L i-DTEC turbo unit that will use a six-speed manual gearbox. But the highlight definitely has to be Honda’s claim of the diesel Civic returning 26.8 kmpl.
Rajesh Goel, Senior VP/Director, Honda Cars India, said, “We are delighted to begin the production of all-new Civic which will be launched on Mar 7. Since this has been a highly anticipated launch in India, we are receiving an outstanding response during the pre-launch phase. In just seven days, we have exceeded our expected three-week pre-booking numbers which is a testament to the excitement the iconic Honda Civic has generated amongst customers.”