The Honda Civic has made a grand comeback in India. Fans of the old model would be pleased to see the new Civic looking rather striking with plenty of futuristic details. But unlike the old car, the new Civic will be available in both petrol and diesel trims, making it a lot more appealing for the local crowd. Here’s how it looks like in our detailed picture gallery.
The Civic has always had an ultramodern design and things are nearly the same in this new version. The car carries a bold front fascia, fastback profile and sharp-edged detailing.
Compared to its predecessor, the larger wheels and tyres emphasise the wide stance, while the long wheelbase, short overhangs and sweeping cabin further add to the sporty feel.
At the front, you have swept back headlights merging with the grille to amplify the overall width of the car. Furthermore, the unique taillight design carries the arch of the C-shaped LED taillights across the full length.
Inside, the new Civic uses a large greenhouse and a wraparound effect for the dashboard which appears as if it’s seamlessly integrated to the front doors. The vertically stacked centre console houses a touchscreen display for the infotainment system and the quality of plastics used is expectedly high for a car of this segment.
Standard equipment on the top-spec models will include automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, climate control, push button start and razor-cut style alloy wheels.
Unlike the international spec model with the new turbo VTEC range of motors, Honda will stick to the tried and tested 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor for the locally made Civic.
That being said, the car will finally get a 1.6-litre diesel motor which is likely to dish out 160bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. Both manual and CVT gearbox options are expected.
When launched, the new Civic will go up against the Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia and the Hyundai Elantra in the D-segment. With its sporty look, striking interiors and a diesel engine option, the Civic should be a strong contender.